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Old Aug 31st, 08, 08:53 AM
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Default 69 Grill in a 67/68 Howd they do that?

http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=6144

Check this out. He says he removed 5 inches form the Grill to get it in.
I think this looks awesome and was wondering if anyone here has done this or has an idea how it might be done?
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Old Aug 31st, 08, 07:59 PM
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http://www.lateral-g.net/forums/showthread.php4?t=6144

Check this out. He says he removed 5 inches form the Grill to get it in.
I think this looks awesome and was wondering if anyone here has done this or has an idea how it might be done?
can you post the pics so we don't have to setup a login? curious to see it
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Old Aug 31st, 08, 08:08 PM
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Default Re: 69 Grill in a 67/68 Howd they do that?

I am unable to post Pics so I emailed one to you.
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Old Sep 1st, 08, 04:57 AM
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Default Re: 69 Grill in a 67/68 Howd they do that?

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I am unable to post Pics so I emailed one to you.
Please send me a pic or two as well. I would love to see that without having to set up an account there.

Thanks!
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Default Re: 69 Grill in a 67/68 Howd they do that?

Here's a couple of them. Looks like a '68 firechicken lower valance.



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Old Sep 1st, 08, 06:17 AM
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Here's a couple of them. Looks like a '68 firechicken lower valance.
I think you're right that they're Firebird lights, although I believe it's a custom valance.
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Old Sep 1st, 08, 03:36 PM
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Default Re: 69 Grill in a 67/68 Howd they do that?

Wonder if that could be done with a 69 Rally sport grill and hideaways. That would confuse some folks!
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Old Sep 1st, 08, 05:16 PM
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I dig it but I don't know if I would do it. I guess that is what makes it a one-off. I do like the 69 front end better than the 68 BUT I would have no idea where to start with that... but then again, who really would... well, that guy would I guess...
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Old Sep 1st, 08, 05:22 PM
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Maybe I would do it....hmmm... now i am thinking about it...
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Default Re: 69 Grill in a 67/68 Howd they do that?

I DONT LIKE THE BACK I LOVE IT
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Default Re: 69 Grill in a 67/68 Howd they do that?

Does anyone else feel we're entering an era where people will look back and wonder "What were they thinking?"
Don't get me wrong, I do like the look of the car. I'm just wondering if many of these customization trends will quickly drop out of style.

It's like an automotive timeline:
70's: Shag carpet, huge fender flares
80's: Neon colors, monochromatic paint
90's: Non functional Pro-Street Posers, rise of the trailer queens
2000's: customization for no reason other than being "different"

Trends come and go... but classic design is forever.
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VIDEO http://videos.streetfire.net/video/b...deo_180370.htm http://videos.streetfire.net/video/b...uts_179003.htm http://videos.streetfire.net/video/b...s-2_180222.htm
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That video was truly I N S A N E !!! AND I thoroughly enjoyed every second of it! Nice grille and nose fabrication too! I have always loved the beefy look of the 67-68 wheel wells, but only have owned 69 models because of the room inside and the grille. You truly have the best of both worlds there. Take care and enjoy it!
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I'm just wondering if many of these customization trends will quickly drop out of style.
I see what you are saying there, but the thing is about this particular mod is that it is keeping the classic look of the car's sibling so it does make sense to me. However, the more that I look at the rear, the less I like it. At first glance I thought it was bada$$ but then I looked at it a second time and realized that I really like the original tail lights but maybe more like a more modern twist on them like that Blackjack car like here:
http://www.superchevy.com/features/c.../photo_03.html

I really like those tail lights. It is what I consider the modern twis on the lights, without losing the spirit of the design. However, I don't like them enough to spend $500 on light bezels... We got a new CNC machine at my work so all I gotta do is buy a ton of aluminum and read the manual, then try it, mess it up, and get more aluminum to screw up on, then after about $700 of screwing it up, I'll go and buy them thinking I got off cheap!

That is my luck...
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The only thing I like about that car is the grille. Now if you want to confuse some people put the taillights from a 2010 in it, then tell everybody that's how they got on the new Camaro.

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