or...The 1960s called. They want their chrome back!
In the Spring of 2008 I redesigned the Europa's door panels.
I knew then that they needed an accent trim piece. At the time, I put
that idea on the back burner. Fast forward three years. The time had
come to do a trim piece. I first considered vintage trim as used on my
1967 Deluxe 21 window VW Bus. But that stuff is hard to find and
Being cheap (as
always) and doing a lot of research, I found Flex Chrome. Used by Hot
Rodders, it's rugged, flexible, self-adhesive and cheap. It can be
shaped and ground.
I am happy with the results. See the photos below.
Flex Chrome comes in many sizes and profiles. I only needed 40 inches. It comes in 108 inch lengths.
So, I had a lot left over. Resisting the urge to use more in my Spartan interior, I chose to go overboard
in the trunk. It kinda looks "period". See below. By the way, the cost for this profile was $27.
If you listen carefully, you can hear the Good Taste Police..."Put down the chrome. Step away from the car!"