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Kowal
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« on: January 25, 2018, 06:17:11 AM »

Question...should the black in the headlight bezel be all black, or have the thin metal lines showing through?    Which is right?

Here is a NOS part, and also my car as is now.


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« Reply #1 on: January 25, 2018, 06:21:36 AM »

Here is another one of mine as is today.

Also another used one off of e-bay.



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* used bezel.jpg (387.48 KB, 1600x1200 - viewed 394 times.)
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« Reply #2 on: January 25, 2018, 07:49:53 AM »

The silver should be on there to look like the rest of the grill.
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« Reply #3 on: January 25, 2018, 08:41:27 AM »

A Coronet part has silver, C-500 blacked out ?    shruggy
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« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 09:01:04 AM »

A Coronet part has silver, C-500 blacked out ?    shruggy

My question exactly
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2018, 09:03:14 AM »

A Coronet part has silver, C-500 blacked out ?    shruggy

That was my impression on all the C500's I have ever seen....... I know the center grille section is blacked out, so I would presume the bezels would be too......

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« Reply #6 on: January 25, 2018, 09:29:17 AM »

What got me going on this was that I had noticed a close up picture in the David Wise MMC books on Dodge B-Bodies where the bezels still had their silver highlight lines in place even though the grill was blacked out.

Hence the question.   
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« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2018, 09:38:08 AM »

What got me going on this was that I had noticed a close up picture in the David Wise MMC books on Dodge B-Bodies where the bezels still had their silver highlight lines in place even though the grill was blacked out.

Hence the question.   

Wouldn't surprise me since the cars were hand built at Creative Industries, that some would have not matched.........
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« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2018, 07:59:29 PM »

What got me going on this was that I had noticed a close up picture in the David Wise MMC books on Dodge B-Bodies where the bezels still had their silver highlight lines in place even though the grill was blacked out.

Hence the question.   

Wouldn't surprise me since the cars were hand built at Creative Industries, that some would have not matched.........

You can only go by vintage photos of the cars when new.
Since the cars were all built at Creative, one would think they would have been shipped bezels all the same to match the grilles.
Any original C-500s built with non blacked out grilles?
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« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2018, 08:34:04 PM »

All unrestored cars I have seen they have been all black
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« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2018, 07:15:09 AM »

Mine are black
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2018, 10:33:20 AM »

 I would think someone would have checked the 68 parts book for the part # compared to the 69 part#. if they were different in "any way" they would have different part #'s. if they were the same it carry the same number , correct?
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« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2018, 08:54:26 PM »

I would think someone would have checked the 68 parts book for the part # compared to the 69 part#. if they were different in "any way" they would have different part #'s. if they were the same it carry the same number , correct?

Different numbers.
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« Reply #13 on: February 12, 2018, 08:13:37 AM »

All unrestored cars I have seen they have been all black

I just checked my unrestored car, they're black too.
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« Reply #14 on: February 12, 2018, 10:26:24 AM »

Great.   So different numbers in the parts book and black on unrestored cars should about prove it.

Funny in that in the David Wise books, he then has a wrong picture, as he shows a 500 grill with the silver lines.    I probably should send him a note!
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« Reply #15 on: February 13, 2018, 07:33:25 PM »

Base 68 Coronet with silver grille & headlight bezels...





68 Coronet R/ & Super Bee had the black grill & headlight bezels....






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« Reply #16 on: February 16, 2018, 07:55:42 AM »


Nice vintage documentation.

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