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Vegeta97
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« Reply #30 on: January 08, 2017, 12:29:17 AM »

I can use this polyvance to replace the 6 inch or so section on my lower shell or just the little section on the passenger side curvature of the shell? I think I am going to start disassembling my grill tomorrow or Monday. I'm going to test the head light motors on my good complete bumper and the spare I have. Maybe I can salvage some plastic shell to use from my spare grill. Also  can you repost here the exact colors you used for the silver and blacks. Thanks in advance
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« Reply #31 on: January 11, 2017, 08:56:00 PM »

The plastic repair I linked to will not replace large pieces like you missing, I saw the pictures of your grill. The paint colors I used were SEM Trim Black and Krylon Stainless Steel, this one can be a bit tough to find but many others have used other paints with good results. Plenty of threads about painting the grill.
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« Reply #32 on: February 04, 2017, 04:34:13 PM »

Started on the actual repair of my grey trim if my grille yesterday. I have to say it is coming along.... Very slow process. I'm using the broken parts from my spare bumper and disected a small part of the pass bucket curve. I'll add the pics to Photobucket in a few minutes. Got a lot of sanding to do, but priority is getting back to being a whole piece first. And just for future repairers reference, if you read about using acetone and Legos... It didn't work well on my test piece at all. I'm using 100% acetone and small pieces of broken grey trim. Put the trim in a glass jar or glass shot glass, add some acetone, let it sit for 5 min, then stir it occasionally until it's a soft goods. Then I'm using craft popsicle sticks to spread it where I need it. So far so good, also works to fill in gaps, just add a little at a time and let each application kind of set between.
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« Reply #33 on: February 04, 2017, 04:47:33 PM »

http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/Vegeta_97/library/?sort=3&evt=email_share_media&page=1
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« Reply #34 on: February 09, 2017, 09:32:15 AM »

http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/Vegeta_97/library/grille%20resto?sort=3&evt=email_share_media
Here's what the resto of the 2 curved pieces looks like now. A few blemishes still, but I think when I filler primer it should cover and then I'll re sand it smooth. I still have to sand the fins I had to replace along with the 5 inch section that was missing before I even think of priming. If you have any thoughts, suggestions or ideas feel free to let me know. I wasn't sure how well this Frankenstein idea if mine would work but so far I'm pretty pleased with it.
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« Reply #35 on: February 18, 2017, 11:52:05 AM »

4 new pics of the grille. Looks pretty nice. Just need to scuff, prime and respray.
http://s1067.photobucket.com/user/Vegeta_97/library/grille%20resto?sort=3&evt=email_share_media&page=1
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« Reply #36 on: April 11, 2017, 04:57:26 PM »

What are you guys doing for the little rubber bumpers (Gromets) that the headlight door adjusters rest on.
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« Reply #37 on: April 11, 2017, 05:12:05 PM »

I have a stock set from one of the bumpers. I soaked them in a little bit of olive oil to bring them back from the dry look. Someone had a post about possibly finding a place that either makes them or reproduces them I thought I here not too long ago.
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« Reply #38 on: July 05, 2017, 07:54:47 PM »

Right here in our 70 Charger Parts Sources thread.

http://www.1970chargerregistry.com/mboard/index.php?topic=5062.msg69717#msg69717

Thanks to Kyle for spotting those.   

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