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« on: February 10, 2008, 08:10:11 PM »

Right-click on each link, then "Open in New Window" Wink....


3rd gen hideaway grille repair?



'68-'70 grille swap?



'68 Charger grille question



'68 charger grille question
 


'68 Front Grille Question
 


'68 Grille Assembly
 


'68 grille painting advice: who's done it?



69 Charger 500 headlamp assys... Where to re-coat the proper finish?



'69 CHARGER GRILLES BEING REPOP'D
 


'69 Charger RT grille emblem
 


'69 grille parts same as 68?



'69 grille rebuild
 


'69 Grille repair advise needed



'69 R/T grille emblems

 

'70 Charger grille reproduction?



'70 grille on '68 charger?



'70 Grille restoration
 


'72 Hidden headlight grille restoration
 


1968 Charger Grille Rivets
 


1968 front grille, made as repo..?
 


1969 Charger - Grille Trim Restoration
 


1969 Charger Front GRILLE Repair
 


1969 Grille Removal Diagram. Please share?



1969 Headlight vacuum canister
 


1970 Charger grille question
 


1970 Grille restoration
 


'68 Grille trim
 


'69 Charger 500 grille
 


'69 Plastic Grille Paint Prep...hand sand, light sand blast or glass bead?



ABS plastic.....prepping for paint



Advice on paint for '70 grille
 


Anybody else done a body color grille?
 


Anyone Sell New "Correct" '69 Grille Hardware (j-nuts, washers, etc.)Huh
 


Arrow Emblem on '68 Grille
 


Best way to remove '69 Charger grille assembly?



Black or silver grille??
 


C500 grille repair
 


Can you install grille frame THEN put in the complete grille on a '69?Huh
 


Changing a '70 charger grille to a '69 grille
 


Charger grille spacers quantities



Charger Specialties grille trim
 


Correct color for '69 Charger grille using spray cans
 


Correct colors for '69 charger headlight door actuator and linkage
 


Custom '68 grille actuators
 


Dark silver paint on '69 charger grille question....
 


Disassembled my grille, have some broken pieces...
 


Disassembling front grille and bumper
 


DRAINO AS A RESTORATION TOOL? YEP!



Buying a 1968,'69,or '70 Dodge Charger grille



1968 1969 DODGE CHARGER GRILLE, GRILLES NEW



1968 DODGE CHARGER GRILLE, GRILLES NEW COMPLETE



Finally a new project finished...
 


Front grille on '68 Charger
 


Front grille area '70
 


Grille install help needed....pictures included, thanks.....
 


Grille installed -- Pics attached...
 


Grille is FINALLY restored...Pics included...
 


Grille Paint
 


Grille paint?


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1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 340 convertible
1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4 speed
1968 Plymouth Barracuda S/S clone 426 Hemi auto
1969 Dodge Deora pickup clone 318 auto
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 auto
1972 Dodge C600 318 4 speed ramp truck
1972 Dodge C800 413 5 speed
1979 Chrysler 300 T-top 360 auto
2001 Dodge RAM Sport Offroad 360 auto
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 6 speed
2014 RAM Laramie 5.7 Hemi 8 speed
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« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2008, 08:10:51 PM »

Part Two
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Grille restoration question
 


Grille surgery



Grille Trim hardware
 


Grille work
 


Grille bolts, whats the best way...
 


Grille fasteners
 


Grille help-sheetmetal frame
 


Grille "I" piece and "check mark" trim repopped
 


Grille information...
 


Grille installation Hardware on 1968 Charger
 


Grille kit
 


Grille molding question
 


Grille repair

 

Grille resto
 


Grille resto help needed
 


Grille restoration
 


Grille restoration 2



Grille silver paint..... what areas?Huh
 


Grille vacuum question
 


Has anyone bought and used the new repro '69 grille, trim and fasteners?



Has anyone purchased this new grille trim on eBay?Huh
 


Headlight bucket blackout
 


Headlight door emblems
 


Headlight vacuuum pod restored-pics included...
 


Headlight/grille support color
 


How does the front grille go together on a 1968?
 


How much vacuum required to open and close the headlight doors?



How much would it cost to soda blast a '68 headlight support frame?



"I" piece removal on a '69
 


I thought I'd share this for 1968 grille paint reference
 


I would appreciate advice on removing the grille from a 1968 dodge charger
 


I am refinishing a '68 charger grille and need paint that will match as close as possible to OEM finish?



Whats the best glue to use on my '70 Charger grille?



NOS or New Reproduction '68 grille, anyone know of a supplier?



Not sure if I missed something before grille installed
 


Paint thinner to clean layers of paint out of the fins of a grille?



Power Actuators?



Reassembling grille and front bumper on '69, what order?



Grille starting point, good page!



Repairing broken grille - 1969
 


Reproduction '68 and '69 grille plastic on Ebay



R/T Emblem question
 


R/T Grille emblem
 


SEM Self-etching primer on the plastic grille?



Spray painted grille
 


Started grille work
 


TIME TO GRILLE!
 


Warped plastic grille
 


What paint for vacuum pods and headlight rod?



What's the easiest way to strip the '73 plastic grille inserts?



Who has grille hardware for '68-'70 Charger grilles?



Who makes best metal "I" piece out there?



Who makes new '69 Charger grille centers?



Who makes the best "I" piece??
 


Who sells the correct argent silver for '69 Charger grille?



WIW .....'69 Charger Grill



Grille Corners



The Best Grille repair glue - bar none!!



'69 Charger - How I fixed the vacuum headlight switch dohicky Smiley
 


Video on aluminum trim repair, Youtube



1969 Hemi Charger Daytona grille


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1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 340 convertible
1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4 speed
1968 Plymouth Barracuda S/S clone 426 Hemi auto
1969 Dodge Deora pickup clone 318 auto
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 auto
1972 Dodge C600 318 4 speed ramp truck
1972 Dodge C800 413 5 speed
1979 Chrysler 300 T-top 360 auto
2001 Dodge RAM Sport Offroad 360 auto
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 6 speed
2014 RAM Laramie 5.7 Hemi 8 speed
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« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2008, 08:22:26 PM »

Wow! thats impressive. Do you have anything on a GRILL Cheese sandwitch. Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2008, 08:23:45 PM »

Wow! thats impressive. Do you have anything on a GRILL Cheese sandwitch. Cheesy

Grilled Cheese Sandwich Recipies
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1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 340 convertible
1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4 speed
1968 Plymouth Barracuda S/S clone 426 Hemi auto
1969 Dodge Deora pickup clone 318 auto
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 auto
1972 Dodge C600 318 4 speed ramp truck
1972 Dodge C800 413 5 speed
1979 Chrysler 300 T-top 360 auto
2001 Dodge RAM Sport Offroad 360 auto
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 6 speed
2014 RAM Laramie 5.7 Hemi 8 speed
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« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2008, 09:20:41 PM »

Thanks Robin. Im in the middle of my grille right now. This thread will help alot cheers
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« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2008, 11:53:55 PM »

Same here Cody, which is what prompted this compilation of information.
The best bit of technical information: Having a "parts grille", and using it to create the perfect "grille adhesive" by dissolving small pieces of it in acetone. Mixing it together as it melts to create a paste, which then bonds cracks, or fills gaps in your good grille.

Man! And does that ever work well!!
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1968 Plymouth Barracuda Formula S 340 convertible
1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4 speed
1968 Plymouth Barracuda S/S clone 426 Hemi auto
1969 Dodge Deora pickup clone 318 auto
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 auto
1972 Dodge C600 318 4 speed ramp truck
1972 Dodge C800 413 5 speed
1979 Chrysler 300 T-top 360 auto
2001 Dodge RAM Sport Offroad 360 auto
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 6 speed
2014 RAM Laramie 5.7 Hemi 8 speed
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« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2008, 04:35:19 AM »

 scratchchin Hmmm. Which would take more time, reading all those threads or restoring a grill (or two)? Cheesy Thanks for the database. I'm getting ready to do mine (been getting ready for a while now) so I'm sure I'll be using this thread.
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« Reply #7 on: February 11, 2008, 07:56:57 AM »


Well done Robin.  That should help many folks out.   2thumbs
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« Reply #8 on: February 11, 2008, 12:02:05 PM »

this is kind of related to the grill topic, my own personal contribution, how to repair the vacum switch....enjoy. 2thumbs Cheesy popcrn
http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,9472.0.html
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« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2008, 03:11:15 PM »

Great info, I should get to mine this summer so this will help out a lot.  Thanks!  Matt  2thumbs
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« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2008, 03:35:30 PM »

Here is a great video about restoring aluminum trim that is very informative. Some good tips and best part, all you have to do is watch.  Found it on youtube.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Oal0_5Ayjm4
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« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2008, 05:15:47 PM »

'69 Charger-how i fixed the vacuum headlight switch dohicky and Youtube aluminum trim repair....both added to Grille repair database!!

Thanks!
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1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4 speed
1968 Plymouth Barracuda S/S clone 426 Hemi auto
1969 Dodge Deora pickup clone 318 auto
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 auto
1972 Dodge C600 318 4 speed ramp truck
1972 Dodge C800 413 5 speed
1979 Chrysler 300 T-top 360 auto
2001 Dodge RAM Sport Offroad 360 auto
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 6 speed
2014 RAM Laramie 5.7 Hemi 8 speed
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2008, 03:10:27 PM »

Good Grief!  That is really impressive.
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2008, 05:57:48 AM »

Oh no, another grille thread.  smilielol  Great work and something very much needed.  2thumbs
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« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2008, 11:30:11 AM »

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« Reply #15 on: February 28, 2008, 08:19:28 PM »

Recent before and after pics of mine.


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« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2008, 02:07:46 PM »

All I can say is....WOW!
I know how much work is involved there! cheers
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1968 Dodge Charger R/T 426 Hemi 4 speed
1968 Plymouth Barracuda S/S clone 426 Hemi auto
1969 Dodge Deora pickup clone 318 auto
1971 Dodge Charger R/T 440 auto
1972 Dodge C600 318 4 speed ramp truck
1972 Dodge C800 413 5 speed
1979 Chrysler 300 T-top 360 auto
2001 Dodge RAM Sport Offroad 360 auto
2010 Dodge Challenger R/T 6 speed
2014 RAM Laramie 5.7 Hemi 8 speed
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« Reply #17 on: March 09, 2008, 05:33:41 PM »

Does anyone happen to have the bracing for the surrounding metal frame of the grille?This is the brace that connects the grille to the bottom of the radiator housing?Thanks!
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« Reply #18 on: April 19, 2008, 01:45:10 PM »

Thanks for doing this, Man!! cheers


The best bit of technical information: Having a "parts grille", and using it to create the perfect "grille adhesive" by dissolving small pieces of it in acetone. Mixing it together as it melts to create a paste, which then bonds cracks, or fills gaps in your good grille.

Man! And does that ever work well!!
That's a really cool idea, I'm gonna try that!


Does anyone happen to have the bracing for the surrounding metal frame of the grille?This is the brace that connects the grille to the bottom of the radiator housing?Thanks!
For which year of Charger? shruggy
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« Reply #19 on: June 23, 2008, 11:30:07 AM »

Have looked in this very good grillrestoguide but propably missed it, I have seen -68 chargers with bodycolour in the area between the lower chromemolding and the bumper.
Shouldn't that area be black as the plastic is?  scratchchin
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« Reply #20 on: June 23, 2008, 02:17:09 PM »

Before and after....(have to put trim on still)


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« Reply #21 on: July 12, 2008, 04:33:17 PM »

Ok, I have one thing to say to all you guys/gals that have redone your grilles..... notworthy notworthy notworthy

I just finished my grille center after 3 days of screwing with it and I have every tool you could imagine at my disposal.

It's good to go(no shiny stuff yet) sans the paint which I will do very soon. 
I must be getting old cause that got old very quickly(probably just impatience)

I felt so useless messing with that thing.. I will say this though, fiberglass is the way to go if you are scabbing in pieces and need to fill some meat.

Bill440, I am not complaining by the way, the piece you sent me was very good.  I'm just beeeooothcchhhing cause i'm lazy and this took me too long in my opinion. icon_smile_big
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« Reply #22 on: July 15, 2008, 06:51:41 PM »

Hole Smokes! nice work


one more to add about 3rd gen grill converion

http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,46839.0.html

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« Reply #23 on: September 10, 2008, 06:30:38 AM »

I was doing some searching, and HOLY CRAP!!!!!!!  WHAT A SITE!!!  I will be using that when I restore my grille this Winter in The Colonel!! drool5
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« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2009, 10:00:45 AM »

I haven't seen this in among those threads that Robin posted (although I haven't seen all of them and probably never will) but I was just wondering if anyone has or knows of someone who has powder-coated the frame and top piece as opposed to painting them on a 68 or 69?

EDIT** nevermind, I just saw where Norway Charger did it. http://www.dodgecharger.com/forum/index.php/topic,14432.0.html
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