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5/12/13 10:35pm - Original Message: '71 front grille restoration'
Chase71
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Elkridge, MD - USA

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1971 convertible

Joined: 5/25/2012
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Hey gang, My vette is in the paint shop and I have the opportunity to get my bumpers re chromed and other bright parts worked on, i noticed my front grills need some love. I'm sure there is a thread here that someone has restored these themselves or had them done by someone. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks! Jason

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5/13/13 12:52pm - Reply: 'Re: 71 front grille restoration'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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The chrome shop doing the bumpers should be able to do the grills, also. The grills are fully chromed to start with, and then the front edges buffed/polished, masked off, then the rest painted. You could ask whomever is doing the bumpers, and see if they can handle the grills.Just be aware that the grills are a different type of metal....they are cast aluminuminum, or "pot" metal.

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5/13/13 6:28pm - Reply: 'Re: 71 front grille restoration'
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Elkridge, MD - USA

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Thanks Adam. This is very helpful!

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5/13/13 9:48pm - Reply: 'Re: 71 front grille restoration'
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Grapevine, TX - USA

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1972 LT-1 convertible with factory air.

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