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Offline DEWilson

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69 grille
« on: August 09, 2017, 06:41:37 PM »
  Hi  i see in past post that the grill is stated to be painted and code is ppg 32947  so have found it is called charcoal gray    have found this mix code was also used on 73 -78 Pontiac wheels trim paint.. so what i am looking for is if there is any pic of the 69 grille showing factory paint   

Offline 7Lscjracer

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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 07:55:57 PM »
I don't know who said that, but my original 69 plastic grill is just plain black plastic.
I still have my car bought over 36 years ago as an unrestored original.
Sounds like the same idea as those steering wheel restoration companies painting them when they're colored plastic to begin with.
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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 10:20:58 PM »
Ditto on the black plastic grill.  The headlight surrounds were dipped in black paint.  Brian
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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 10:49:36 PM »
I don't know who said that, but my original 69 plastic grill is just plain black plastic.

The color came from a paint chart from the period if I recall correctly.  None of the originals (non-NOS) I've had were strong black like other plastic parts on the car that were black by comparison

Don't recall seeing evidence of drips or run off from dipping of the inner (high beam) light rings. Will dig some out to see what I can find when I can get to them
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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #5 on: August 10, 2017, 05:43:40 PM »
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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #6 on: August 10, 2017, 07:50:13 PM »
Current MCA rules state painted low gloss Black. Service grills early 80's and later were unpainted shinny black plastic. I have 6 unrestored cars here with painted grills. The paint is ultra thin and could be mistaken as unpainted. I have no SJ cars with original grills for reference. If you have a original unpainted grill that is low gloss black plastic with original 1st mold  markings you have a rare find.

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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #7 on: August 10, 2017, 10:07:10 PM »
My grill.  Brian
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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #8 on: August 12, 2017, 03:48:43 PM »
I agree here they should be painted.  This is something we see at judged events all the time that grills are installed unpainted.  Both 69 and 70 grills are painted. 
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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2017, 01:45:33 AM »
years ago when my brother purchased a 69 mach 1 he got some nos parts with the car, in a box was a nos 69 grill with the chrome on the front edge. Ive never saw one of those before.. mark
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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2017, 08:33:48 AM »
years ago when my brother purchased a 69 mach 1 he got some nos parts with the car, in a box was a nos 69 grill with the chrome on the front edge. Ive never saw one of those before.. mark

I have one of those still in the box.
Never found out what application it was used on?

Offline rockhouse66

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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #11 on: August 13, 2017, 09:27:25 AM »
That chrome grill would look really nice on my Grande😄
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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2017, 01:38:29 PM »
i think painted is correct answer too as other earlyer mustang grilles are painted   my paint shop say they can mix the #32947 paint code that it call charcoal gray?  is there any pic of a oem painted grille   


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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #13 on: August 14, 2017, 08:14:36 PM »
I believe it was on his 69 mach 1. it was a scj car with no power steering  drum front brAKES AND  a fold down rear seat and a console.  black jade..  definetly a drag car at the time.. ..
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Re: 69 grille
« Reply #14 on: August 14, 2017, 08:17:58 PM »
I bought the car from him and sold it I still have the license plates that read scj 428  that were on the car.
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