i have a question about chrome. i live in california and every piece of chrome i have gotten in the last 10 years is garbage. I dont know for sure but i suspect environmental restrictions have something to do with it. I refuse to spend anymore money on chrome around here. My uncle has a 63 falcon sprint that has been outside and rarely washed since the early 80's. if the chrome bumpers are not original ford, they were rechromed before 1980 and they are beautiful. I am about to start the bodywork and paint portion of my 3 project vehicles and I'm wondering if i can ship these 6 bumpers out of state for a decent chrome job. I am a welding inspector so i am familiar with fabrication processes. Is it possible to form some 316 stainless sheet steel into blazer bumpers? has anyone else tried this? i'm sure it will be expensive, but at $200/bumper for chrome that peels off in less than a year. Expensive is a relative term if the bumpers remain shiney. I would like to hear opinions or suggestions, i might paint the bumpers on my '66 mustang white just so i can complain about how crappy chrome is nowadays when i go to the swap meet.