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Stock or Eliminator Style Grill on a resto-mod


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My grill is slightly pitted and I originally thought I would just paint it like an eliminator and be done. After looking it over tonight I think I can polish it up and even even though it will still be pitted, it should look pretty good.

So now it's down to a decison of style. I'm doing a resto-mod so anything is acceptable. I'm trying for crisp and clean, not over the top. I've removed the wheel lip and rocker moldings but kept all the other XR-7 chrome.

What do you think looks best - Stock or Painted Eliminator Style Grill?
 

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If you are going restomod then black it out. I think it gives a much meaner appearance.
 

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Normally I would say to try to keep some of the chrome if possible. But with the 69s having the horizonal bars instead of vertical, and since the car is going to be a resto-mod. I would just black it all out.
 

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One of our club members painted his 69 grille in sort of a GT-E style. He painted it all black except for a pair of the bars in the center which were left chrome. It looked pretty cool.
 

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I like that option! Looks very nice.

What would you think about painting the inside of the cougar coral a deep red?
 

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That is exactly the way Ted did his grill.

I'd say no on painting the corral a deep red. Sometimes less is more.
 
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