rs grill mod

Discussion in 'Project Progress' started by 70pete, Dec 31, 2017.

  1. 70pete

    70pete Member

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    I never liked the way the rs grills were recess into the frame so i moved them forward and made a new center section. I currently have the frame painted body color but also have the chrome one. Not sure which one ill use.

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  2. Turbo70Camaro

    Turbo70Camaro Veteran Member Gold Member

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    Hay I like that dang good idea and job well done.
     
  3. jimrr

    jimrr Veteran Member

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    Agreed, I like it! We have our own Chip Foose here!!!!!
     
  4. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    How are you going to open the hood? What revision did you do for that, I really like the look!!
     
  5. Camaro75LT

    Camaro75LT Masshole Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Very clean modification. Another approval here.
     
  6. 70pete

    70pete Member

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    Thanks everyone...

    for the hood latch i used a 5/16 alum rood bent to shape and wrapped with heavy duty shrink wrap, the rod fits into the cupped shape of the hood release latch. I than used more heavy duty shrink wrap and attached to release. I try not to damage or modify original parts when i do a mod to the car. everything is undo able.

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    Last edited: Jan 1, 2018
  7. CamarosRus

    CamarosRus Veteran Member

    Is their any market need for bad chrome OE grill surround(s) that will be painted ????

    I have several
     
  8. 70pete

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    I would say yes, the one on my car now was in the trash at a swap meet. Sand them down, little bit of filler and they come out great. If the chrome is good on the face of the surround than tape it off and paint inside edge black. That's what I did to my original one just to make it look nicer. They fit a lot better than repos.
     
  9. BillyDean7173

    BillyDean7173 Veteran Member

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  10. dave@ztech

    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Smart idea on the latch , really like the mod. Excluding the , figuring it out part, how long did this take to achieve , I really think I want to do this, as I got that crazy front spoiler with spliter, and I think pulling the grills forward, would make it a nice compliment to the front !!
     

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