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CUSTOM CHROME GRILL MOCKUP-WHAT DO YOU THINK?

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CandyVanCan

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Re: CUSTOM CHROME GRILL MOCKUP-WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post by CandyVanCan on Sun Feb 15, 2015 8:29 pm

Lazarusvan wrote:Just found this photo on my computer.  Shows the center portion only painted.

If I go paint and not chrome, I'm going to do entire rib section, not just center, and black out the in between parts.




You mean like this??
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65-G10-guy

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Post by 65-G10-guy on Sun Feb 15, 2015 10:37 pm

Candy, you are an artist.  Good work!
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CandyVanCan

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Re: CUSTOM CHROME GRILL MOCKUP-WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post by CandyVanCan on Sun Feb 15, 2015 11:08 pm

65-G10-guy wrote:Candy, you are an artist.  Good work!

Thanks, however I really like your "real-deal" grille in body color... Unpretentious!
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HurricaneBilly

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Re: CUSTOM CHROME GRILL MOCKUP-WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post by HurricaneBilly on Mon Feb 16, 2015 1:56 am

I think this one looks good as well .
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bletman

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Post by bletman on Mon Feb 16, 2015 2:56 pm

Laughing Laughing Laughing Two thumbs up.
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Xelmon

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Re: CUSTOM CHROME GRILL MOCKUP-WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post by Xelmon on Mon Feb 16, 2015 7:51 pm

Huh...
I think it makes the van look really wide, as the chrome highlight will go from side-to-side.

Would be interested to see what it looks RL though. Pictures rarely do these things justice.
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Vantasia

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Post by Vantasia on Tue Feb 17, 2015 7:08 am

Here is an original GM sales flyer and it shows the black painted background in the grill, whether or not they actually did this in production in questionable, I have never seen one? anyone?

Another GM literature shot:
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VCVCSmiley

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Post by VCVCSmiley on Thu Feb 19, 2015 5:10 pm

Midnight Rambler. The original "chrome-grilled" early.

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Lazarusvan

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Re: CUSTOM CHROME GRILL MOCKUP-WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post by Lazarusvan on Thu Feb 19, 2015 7:42 pm

VCVCSmiley wrote:Midnight Rambler. The original "chrome-grilled" early.


Wow!  That is badass to my eyeballs and exactly what I had in mind.  I knew someone had to have done it prior.

Can anyone tell if that is an overlay?  It appears that way to me upon close inspection yet looks pretty smooth.

How would something like that attach/stay in place?
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VCVCSmiley

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Re: CUSTOM CHROME GRILL MOCKUP-WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post by VCVCSmiley on Thu Feb 19, 2015 8:14 pm

From the info I have on the van, it was 1/2 round stock bent and chromed for the overlay. I don't know how it was affixed.
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65-G10-guy

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Re: CUSTOM CHROME GRILL MOCKUP-WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post by 65-G10-guy on Thu Feb 19, 2015 11:04 pm

Wow, something about lots of chrome on a dark vehicle just makes my van shake!  Too kool
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Vantasia

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Re: CUSTOM CHROME GRILL MOCKUP-WHAT DO YOU THINK?

Post by Vantasia on Fri Feb 20, 2015 6:21 am

That's nice and simple and clean looking.  Thin polished stainless would also work, the center bars are easy, just find some long straight side spears off a 50's-60's-70's car. Some even have pointed/rounded ends and if they were spliced in the center, the ends could be made to match.  Its fabricating the end curves that will be a challenge, possibly find some old car headlight rings and cut one in half to form semi-circles...sounds like a day walking a few boneyards or swap meets for ideas/parts?  For an overlay, small studs or trim clips would work or use that super 3M mounting tape made for trim.

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