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#1 Andreas

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 07:37 PM

Just got word that a billet replacement grille for our FGMCs is in the prototype stage. Stay tuned for details and pics!
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#2 Jared Richey

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 08:10 PM

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YEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 10:50 PM

grin


YEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

That's it? I epected more of... YEY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! out of you... laugh

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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:14 PM

Its gonna cut into Jareds Grille-o-rama!!
Id like to see what its going to look like, and prices
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:32 PM

Are they going to produce a grille that fits the '72 as well?
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Posted 10 October 2009 - 11:41 PM

I hope better than the guy I was dealing with last year. He was gung-ho on the project until he got a good job that was going to pay very well and he lost all interest in custom work. frown


Thats too bad Allan... whatever happened to good ole' craftsmanship, even if your not making a million bucks of the project? I guess thats out the window just like everything else, right?

I met a guy a few years back and same difference; he was ready to rock, so I brought the grille up to his shop and then he was like "Well... we could do it but grilles are really fragile, and I wouldn't want to mess it up. It's going to cost a bunch."

All I could think was "Well what the H*ll do you think most grilles are made out of I-beams?"
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Posted 11 October 2009 - 01:26 AM

The outfit I am talking to makes billet grilles only...
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:03 AM

I think the mounting points as well as the fact that the grille is positioned outside the sheetmetal makes a economical aftermarket grille difficult.... grin

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:18 PM

Economical or not, here is the Monte Carlo Prototype:



I think it looks S W E E T.....

The 71 Chevelle grille sells for $199 & shipping. I am talking to the company about a group purchase for us....
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 12:47 PM

leo will be selling alot of 71 fender extentions so the 72 guys can convert their nose to except the billet grill.
then you will have to get creative for the t/s lights.
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:29 PM

You could use 70/71 fender extensions and replace your headlights with this:

http://www.chevsofth...tail/15610.html

or these:

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 01:41 PM

Count me in for a group buy. That grill looks sweet. Would really look nice in the 70.


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Posted 12 October 2009 - 04:51 PM

is this something we are talking about?


http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item2a01c8ddab

#14 Andreas

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Posted 12 October 2009 - 05:15 PM

is this something we are talking about?


http://cgi.ebay.com/...=item2a01c8ddab



Similar, but different vendor and hopefully very different price!
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Posted 12 October 2009 - 08:25 PM

$650 yikes,

I like the other one a lot better and less $$$.
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1972 Monte Carlo "RICEKLR" 462 ci TH 350 12 Bolt Posi 4:11 7.4@92 Mph FB_IMG_1437858078536.jpg
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Posted 13 October 2009 - 02:34 AM

Very Nice.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 01:08 PM

I've already started looking Bob.

I am actually thinking about LED's in the lower corners of the billet grill as the blinkers. Fairly cheap and certainly custom. Just what I need, another project. smile


I saw a security vehicle on base today with the flashing led's mounted on the grille which got me to thinking about it.

So far I have found these although making them flash just as turn signals might take a little work...



They can be found on this Web Site


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Posted 13 October 2009 - 03:49 PM

i would like to say that i predict they will be more than the hoped 200 dollars

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 04:08 PM

i would like to say that i predict they will be more than the hoped 200 dollars


Oh!... no you didn't! lol Quiet before they change their mind.

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Posted 13 October 2009 - 05:11 PM

Too late, here is the latest from the manufacturer:

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The price is NO comparable with our 71 Chevelle billet grille, we have our own pricing policy: cost, demand and market value. easily understand why a house in San Francisco is more expensive than the one in other place, even they are exactly same. but dont worry, we will have a reasonable price, we are a manufacturer, we make grilles for selling, not for scaring people

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