FOR SALE CL - Grills

FMJ Body Parts For Sale

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    Greg55_99 Well-Known Member

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    I think I know who this is. I think his name was Gordie, he had a huge collection of F bodies under car covers. I have his name and number in my other phone. I bought a 1978 4 bbl 318 wagon from him. A really nice guy. He delivered the wagon to me in Utah. I wish I had 1200.00 laying around. I think he was on this site years ago or the old A & V site.
     
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    Well.... If some enterprising soul wanted to make repops I suppose one of these could be used as a mold.
     
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    That's about what an NOS '78-'79 Aspen grille goes for, IF you can find one. Mine is NOS but bought it probably 15 years ago from Marty for $400 but as lowbudget said, they are brittle. I'm afraid I'll hit a fly on the freeway and take a big chunk out of it. It's already got a good amount of epoxy holding it together.

    I believe somebody looked into reproducing them a few years ago but the economics prevent it. It'd be at least $50,000 just to tool up AFTER the design work and engineering to make the actual tooling, not to mention actually making them, the plating and other things. It would be a minimum of $100K before the first one was ever molded. With the potential market, they'd have to charge $2,500 each just to hope to break even, much less turn a profit. There was (is) those Mexican repop grille's but with the pictures I saw, a car would look better with a broken grille, or none at all. They were HORRIBLE.:eek:
     
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    I've been holding off installing my NOS grille. My car goes into the body shop to get some paint work done. I'll wait until I get it back before putting on all the NOS goodies.
     
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    I'm building a tube grill from 3/8 steel tubing and having it powder coated black. Hopefully it turns out well. I know it will be cheaper than the plastic version
     
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    I found those Mexican grilles and Eric got one across the border.
    I had high hopes and seeing dollar signs, but they were bad.
     
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    They have 3D printers big enough to print cars.

    Maybe start a company, get a 3D printer and make grilles and J fender extensions.
     
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    Any pics floating around of the Mexican repop grills?
     
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    You need to ask over at A&V.