We restored head lamp shells one of which was badly damaged and other internal trim to his 1930’s Austin.
I was sorry to have missed you yesterday when I called to collect the parts for my Austin but as there was a weather warning in my area I was concerned to get home in daylight if possible. Of course, I had not reckoned with the Dartford crossing at that point so in actual fact it was after dark when I eventually got home.
Anyway, I wanted to say how pleased I am with the result of the work you have already done.
One very small question concerns the headlamp rim. I noticed that you had removed the flange that sits at the base of the rim and reattached it after polishing. Was this the original flange that you reattached? The reason I ask is because, as I have mentioned to you before, the other headlamp rim is a post war version which does not have the flange (the post war rims were just held in place by an interference fit on the headlamp bowl – they also detach themselves very easily) and as I want both headlamps to match I did not send that rim to you to restore. If however, you were able to make and attach a matching flange to my post war rim not only would it save my search for a replacement pre war rim but it would solve my problem in obtaining a matching set of rims.
I am very happy with the work you have already done. In fact it is tremendous and I can honestly say I have never seen such excellent chrome. Also the repair of the damaged headlamp – excellent, exceeding first class and a credit to you, your company and your employees.