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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    Thanks ndtorque. I guess we are the last subscribers to this site!
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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    Although it could be me because I got even less comments on the other site!!
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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    Looks to me like there have been 411 views ... that make 410 lurkers and me here that wants you to know I appreciate the effort you are going through to share your knowledge and findings on this project ..

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    All good. I’m glad to be able to add to the forum. I have used the knowledge found here often.
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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    As we all have over the years ...

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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project


    Well I finished the headlight door adjustment and got the lights all in and tested. Doors were sloppy when the were open until I installed the repro bushings on the center brackets. Now they open and close solid. No door movement when open or closed. Still bang a little bit but Im not sure if thats normal. You can hear it in the video below. Anybody that has the Cat Headlights installed it would be appreciated to know your thoughts.


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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    Sounds good n solid to me... great job... now just make it all pretty ...

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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    Small update on my progress. The grille is completely removed and packed up for delivery to the powder coat/painter. I'm waiting on a few pieces to finish out the packing. I hope to deliver it on Wednesday. On another note, I want to throw out a big thank you to Don and the crew at WCCC. THANK YOU! They have been fantastic through this process with parts and advice. They have stood behind everything they sold me and at times have shipped extra parts when I was trying to get pieces to fit properly. If you look back to the beginning of this thread you will see I started with a non-original grille. Don was able to source a complete grill including brackets and hardware. Pretty certain they are sick of me and I'm the bulls-eye on the break-room dart board but they haven't said it out loud to me!

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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    I had a headlight door with a broken stud that I was able to use as a test piece with the powder coat/painter. After blasting it they said they think they could powder coat it but all the imperfections from the chrome peeling would show through. So I am going to have the cast parts body worked and painted and the metal parts powder coated.

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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    That is going to be one sharp grill when done..

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    Thank you nd
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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    Looking forward to seeing it completed .

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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    Small update on my grille replacement. While waiting on the paint/powder coating (very slow...groan) I have finished the car side harness for the lights and headlight door motor. I have also made up a new hard line and bracket for the relocated AC drier. I striped out and integrated the Cats Headlight motor harness directly into my harness. I ran the power feed through the passenger fender well area into the cabin and tied it directly into a spare location on my fuse panel eliminating the inline fuse in the Cat Headlight harness. I love the mesh split looms! They are much easier to work with compared the the split corrugated plastic. As mentioned in a previous post the trigger for the motor relay is fed by the parking light circuit. This enables the headlight doors to open and the halos to light when the parking lights are turned on.

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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    On a side note. When I was emailing back and forth with the Cats Headlight people about stripping out their harness and tying it directly into my panel they had suggested connecting the motor power feed to an accessory powered circuit so if I turned the car off with the headlights on the doors would stay open when the accessory power was killed with the key. This would allow a way to hold the door open when you need service or work around the headlights. I thought this was a good idea especially during the reassembly adjustment process but I didn't like the idea of the door possibly being left open by accident if I shut the car off before turning the headlights off. So to achieve the same end I made a small switch harness, using a 3-way switch, that can be plugged into the power/relay feed in the grille area and allow manual or auto function of the headlight door motor when I am working on the car. When the switch is set to "open" just the doors open and stay open without the headlights coming on. When the switch is set to "auto" the doors open and close with the headlight switch as normal. When it is in the center "off" position the doors stay closed. I just simply unplug the weather tight connector and plug this harness inline then remove it again when I'm done.

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    Re: 69 Custom Grille Replacement Project

    Hey ... yes .. it is me again ..... Your wiring is looking great, as always. That is great planning ahead the with the service switch ... you should sell them to the Cats people ...

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