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2/20/12 8:30pm - Original Message: '68 FRONT GRILL MOUNTING'
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Ok, so  I'm trying  to  mount  my  front  grills.
I  have the  lower  brackets  mounted  for the RH  and  LH  grills.
Now , I'm trying  to  figure  out how  to  mount  the  small  brackets  at  the  top.
Also,  how  do  you  mount  the  center  grill?
I   believe I have  all  the  brackets  required.
If  anyone  has  any  pictures  of  how  they  are  supposed  to  mout, it  would  be greatly  appreciated.
Thanks
Joe


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2/21/12 11:37am - Reply: 'Re: 68 FRONT GRILL MOUNTING'
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Dang...no-one here got a '68-'69 AIM to help? We gotta help get this car back on da road! Big smile
I'm not familiar enough with the early cars to give any info on da grill mounts. I'll look and see if I have any pics anywhere, tho.



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2/21/12 1:40pm - Reply: 'Re: 68 FRONT GRILL MOUNTING'
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Hey Joel,
Thing is I looked in the books and manual, I have all those, but when it comes done it, it dosent make sense when i try to mount the brackets.
I can't mount the upper outside brackets or the center brackets.
Things just wont go together.Confused
I am hoping someone out there can take some pictures of how they mount.
Till then , I'm just gonna keep guessing.
Joe


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2/21/12 2:54pm - Reply: 'Re: 68 FRONT GRILL MOUNTING'
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Hey Joe. Not sure if this will help, but this is what I have for my7t1. "T"




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2/21/12 3:02pm - Reply: 'Re: 68 FRONT GRILL MOUNTING'
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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Terry,
thanks for that.
The brackets for  a 68 are different.
I have the assembly manual but text book and real life seem to differ, Confused thus my need for help. You would think that after building this monster from scratch that I could figure out how to mount a couple of brackets! Wacko
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2/21/12 4:34pm - Reply: 'Re: 68 FRONT GRILL MOUNTING'
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68vet427 said: Terry,
thanks for that.
The brackets for  a 68 are different.
I have the assembly manual but text book and real life seem to differ, Confused thus my need for help. You would think that after building this monster from scratch that I could figure out how to mount a couple of brackets! Wacko
Joe


the brackets for a 68 are different.
 
in fact my grille came out of a 68 and I had to buy new 69 brackets.
 
I do have the set of 68 brackets in case you need them  including these little goofy ones that seemed to connect the center grille to the headlight assemblies.


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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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cthulhu said:
68vet427 said: Terry,
thanks for that.
The brackets for  a 68 are different.
I have the assembly manual but text book and real life seem to differ, Confused thus my need for help. You would think that after building this monster from scratch that I could figure out how to mount a couple of brackets! Wacko
Joe


the brackets for a 68 are different.
 
in fact my grille came out of a 68 and I had to buy new 69 brackets.
 
I do have the set of 68 brackets in case you need them  including these little goofy ones that seemed to connect the center grille to the headlight assemblies.

HAH HAH   !!!!!
Ben , you just  gave me the  answer !!!!!!!!! Thumbs Up
I do  not have  flip  up  headlights !!!!!!
I  have bucket  headlights  that  are  not  installed  yet.
This  answers  the question  why  I  can't  find  where  they  mount !
Now the  next  question  is....  how  am  I  going  to  mount  the  center  grill? Confused
I  may  just  may  have  to  make  my  own  brackets .

Just  for  kicks, does  anyone  have a  photo  of  them?
Thanks,
Joe



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2/22/12 12:33am - Reply: 'Re: 68 FRONT GRILL MOUNTING'
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68vet427 said:
cthulhu said:
68vet427 said: Terry,
thanks for that.
The brackets for  a 68 are different.
I have the assembly manual but text book and real life seem to differ, Confused thus my need for help. You would think that after building this monster from scratch that I could figure out how to mount a couple of brackets! Wacko
Joe


the brackets for a 68 are different.
 
in fact my grille came out of a 68 and I had to buy new 69 brackets.
 
I do have the set of 68 brackets in case you need them  including these little goofy ones that seemed to connect the center grille to the headlight assemblies.

HAH HAH   !!!!!
Ben , you just  gave me the  answer !!!!!!!!! Thumbs Up
I do  not have  flip  up  headlights !!!!!!
I  have bucket  headlights  that  are  not  installed  yet.
This  answers  the question  why  I  can't  find  where  they  mount !
Now the  next  question  is....  how  am  I  going  to  mount  the  center  grill? Confused
I  may  just  may  have  to  make  my  own  brackets .

Just  for  kicks, does  anyone  have a  photo  of  them?
Thanks,
Joe




I can send you a photo of the little tab that connect to the assemblies Why not just but some 69 brackets

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2/25/12 1:18pm - Reply: 'Re: 68 FRONT GRILL MOUNTING'
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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I actually am  talking  with  the  guy  I  bought  my  car  from.  He  says  he  has  a  set  of  69  brackets.  So  I  may  get  them  from  him  or  I  may  just  make  my  own .
It  will  determine  how  soon  he  can  get  them  to  me.
I  would  still  like  to  see  the  photo  if  you  could.
Thanks.
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2/27/12 9:20am - Reply: 'Re: 68 FRONT GRILL MOUNTING'
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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question,
do these 69 center brackets mount on the headlight assys or the center "U" bracket support that the front bumper mounts to?
 
thanks, Joe
 
 
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2/28/12 11:57am - Reply: 'Re: 68 FRONT GRILL MOUNTING'
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OOOhhh.......That car is lookin' awesome!  Boy that looks gooooo......ooood.  I took a look at a few of your pics and it looks like you're really doin' it up.  I noticed though, that when you blasted and primed your front A-arms that the mounting shafts were still attached to the A-arms.  Did you keep the same bushings or did you replace 'em?  Just bein' nosey.
 
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68 COUPE 454 HAS MOTION HOOD SCOOP, REVERSED GILLS ZL-1 FENDER FLARES AND MOTION REAR SPOILER, LEMAN'S GAS CAP, BUCKET HEADLIGHTS. CAN-AM FRONT RACING SPOILER. CHROME HOOKER HEADERS AND SIDE PIPES! 4 SPEED M20, LOOKS FAST STANDING STILL !!

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rick jay said:
OOOhhh.......That car is lookin' awesome!  Boy that looks gooooo......ooood.  I took a look at a few of your pics and it looks like you're really doin' it up.  I noticed though, that when you blasted and primed your front A-arms that the mounting shafts were still attached to the A-arms.  Did you keep the same bushings or did you replace 'em?  Just bein' nosey.
 
Rick Jay

Rick,
thanks for the compliments.
I bought them with the bushings already replaced. thus just blasted them.
I'm hoping to get an answer soon about my front center brackets.
Anybody out there know?
Thanks
Joe


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68vet427 said: I  would  still  like  to  see  the  photo  if  you  could.
Thanks.
Joe

here is the specific part
 
 
here is some context
 
 


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Thanks!!
that is a big help.
i m just going to make my own brackets. 


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ill give you all the 68 brackets I have.
 
send me your address and ill get it shipped out.


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Ben, thank you so much for the offer but I have a set of 68 brackets.
I do not have the headlight assemblies like you .
I have bucket headlights.
I do appreciate the offer though.
Joe
 
 
 


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