It is not a big deal to do a Hurst shifter, and you will do as good or better than sending it out.
Try and reuse the shims and spacer inside unless they are real nasty.
This is not a bad deal from HBC because it includes the shifter lever lock and rubber pads. LQQK @ this.http://store.heartbeatcity.net/store/product/19806/Hurst-shifter-rebuilding-kit/http://store.heartbeatcity.net/store/product/20642/Hurst-shifter%2C-locks-%26-seals/
Clean all the grease out and rip it apart, take a bunch of photos as your disassembling it, pay attention to the stack up of shims and levers.
Here are a few shots for re:
Prep all your metal parts very well for the plater and you will get a much nicer finish. Also if the rubber washers are still on the levers they will not be harmed by the replating process.
The two long roll pins you can find at a bearing supply.
PM me if you have a ?
Go for it
I think that Sam guy out in AZ could even do one...