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Offline rocnhrse

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Interior vent grill
« on: January 03, 2018, 04:56:38 PM »
Has any one used the Scott drake interior vent grills  in 67 or 68 fastback, wondering how  they look before I purchase  a pair, it's almost  impossible  to make a original part look really  nice

Offline OldMustangGuy

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Re: Interior vent grill
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2018, 01:49:50 AM »
If you are wanting to stay original (or close to it) the Scott Drake ones are garbage (like a lot of other things they sell). They are made of plastic. To get as close to original as possible most people buy the complete assembly (which has metal grilles mounted on the abs panel) and swap those grills on to the original fiberglass panels. The swap wouldn’t be necesssary except that the repro abs panel is not even close to correct in terms of surface texture.

The repro metal grilles that come with the panel assembly are pretty good. Only a couple of very slight differences from originals.

Swapping the grilles onto the original fiberglass isn’t too bad of a job but a little trimming will likely be required here and there to get a good fit.


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Re: Interior vent grill
« Reply #2 on: January 04, 2018, 02:48:25 PM »
If you are wanting to stay original (or close to it) the Scott Drake ones are garbage (like a lot of other things they sell). They are made of plastic. To get as close to original as possible most people buy the complete assembly (which has metal grilles mounted on the abs panel) and swap those grills on to the original fiberglass panels. The swap wouldn’t be necesssary except that the repro abs panel is not even close to correct in terms of surface texture.

The repro metal grilles that come with the panel assembly are pretty good. Only a couple of very slight differences from originals.

Swapping the grilles onto the original fiberglass isn’t too bad of a job but a little trimming will likely be required here and there to get a good fit.
+1 . That is what I have always done.
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Re: Interior vent grill
« Reply #3 on: January 04, 2018, 04:52:15 PM »
I wondered about that too.

I gather you grind the peened over portion of the old metal grill off to remove it.
How is the new one attached? Does it have screws or something?
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Re: Interior vent grill
« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2018, 05:35:07 PM »
I wondered about that too.

I gather you grind the peened over portion of the old metal grill off to remove it.
How is the new one attached? Does it have screws or something?
Yes that is how you take off. I am sure there are multiple ways to re secure the metal grills in the original panels . I used epoxy over the mounting points after securing the grills in desired position until the epoxy hardens.
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Re: Interior vent grill
« Reply #5 on: January 04, 2018, 06:03:34 PM »
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How is the new one attached?

The new grilles have studs on them. One small issue that may be encountered is that the studs don't perfectly line up with the mounting holes on the original fiberglass...that's where a little trimming (or hole enlarging) may be required. I use jam nuts to hold the grille in place with a little dab of epoxy here and there where the mounting hole had to be enlarged too much for the nut to hold.