I gave up my oxy acetylene years ago, other wise I would be up for it.
ExataWeld in East Grinstead do a nice job, well they did 20 years ago.
You turn left before the bridge on the road into East Grinstead and they
are on the right down there. I altered a motorbike frame they had made, lovely welding[their's not mine;-)] I was impressed.
The welders on the way to Redhill Aerodrome are good.
There is a sheet metal place in Charlwood, in Valance Byways, I have seen some neat stuff there, no bronze welding but if you O/A weld you probably bronze weld as well.
Probably load of people about.
You could always do a welding course in Crawley tech and do them yourself.
Chroming. You could try Y&B plating, I think they send the chroming out to a plater in Portsmouth. I used to use Denne plating that were behind the grapes in Pease Pottage, I am told they moved to Bolney. There was a good chrome platers in Mitcham. There is another plater who does chrome in the estate, I was told about them when I asked around for someone to do some hard chrome.
Thanks for all the info. I'll try Exactweld in East Grinstead.
I was going to have a go myself, but I'm getting different reports on what gear I should get and the cost involved!
I'll check 'em all out. Many thanks