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Post by BBC CHEVELLE on Wed Oct 02, 2013 4:38 pm

do all 1975 Malibu classic grill say chevelle on them  trying to find a plan one
with out chevelle on it what years should I look for does anyone here have one in that is in good
shape ( good chrome)
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Post by dynchel on Wed Oct 02, 2013 5:58 pm

Idk the answer to your specific question but I will mention that a '74 grille will fit and the emblems are easily removed.Cool
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Post by 77mali on Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:09 pm

I'm pretty sure 74 & 75 are almost identical.  The 75 has the little spot at the top/center for the "Chevelle emblem (which can be removed but the recess for the emblem will remain), whereas the 74 grill is smooth in that area & the "Chevelle" is a large emblem on the bottom driver side.  Both 74 & 75 are pot metal w/ chrome they're nice sturdy grilles...76 & 77 are plastic and are fragile & brittle.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
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Post by dynchel on Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:17 pm

77mali wrote:I'm pretty sure 74 & 75 are almost identical.  The 75 has the little spot at the top/center for the "Chevelle emblem (which can be removed but the recess fro the emblem will remain), whereas the 74 grill is smooth in that area & the "Chevelle" is a large emblem on the bottom driver side.  Both 74 & 75 are pot metal w/ chrome they're nice sturdy grilles...76 & 77 are plastic and are fragile & brittle.

Someone correct me if I'm wrong.
I can speak for the '74.  The two emblems bolt on (center bowtie + chevelle emblem). You can remove them and  you would never know they were ever there.  I think a '75 grille is a little less "beefy" than a '74 but idk 100%.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Oct 02, 2013 6:33 pm

I have a 75 grille (trying to sell my restored 76 grille)  LOL.  The 75 is very heavy compared to 76/77 (& the 76 & 77's are one year only styles that are totally different than each other).

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I guess that they look more different than I thought Laughing
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Post by dynchel on Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:37 pm

77mali wrote:I have a 75 grille (trying to sell my restored 76 grille)  LOL.  The 75 is very heavy compared to 76/77 (& the 76 & 77's are one year only styles that are totally different than each other).

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I guess that they look more different than I thought Laughing
I've always liked the looks of the '76/'77 grilles over the '74/'75.  (Plus they are way lighter.. I'm still a racer at heart).   I even painted a spare '74 grille (currently on my car) to look like one.  I'd ask you how much your looking for, but I a currently sooo broke it ain't funny.Rolling Eyes  damn day care and mortgage.Mad
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Post by 77mali on Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:54 pm

Here's a pic of the 76 that I redid in flat black



If you want it PM me your email, I have more pics & if you decide you want it, you can pay when you have the extra $$. I'm just looking to get back my original cost, plus shipping.
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Post by JB2wheeler on Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:26 pm

" />I can't resist showing you my 74 grill. Thats before I put the front air dam on. JB
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Post by 77mali on Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:30 pm

That's a sweet Elco JB.
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Post by dynchel on Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:41 pm

This is my grille, its the same as Jb's just blacked out." />
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Post by 77mali on Wed Oct 02, 2013 11:32 pm

Looks good in black...
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Re: 1975 malibu grill

Post by pila on Thu Oct 03, 2013 1:24 am

I Have a '74 grille that needs a re-chrome, but I like the way you painted that one. I have a '77 grille that I was intending to use, in my '75 Elco, but the top trim for it isn't in very good shape, so I may try painting the '74 part.
Thanks for the idea !!Very Happy 

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Re: 1975 malibu grill

Post by dynchel on Thu Oct 03, 2013 6:44 am

Glad you like it. It was sandblasted ,Etch primed, and painted with duplicolor ceremic engine enamel. The colors are semigloss black and aluminum silver.
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Post by driveit on Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:08 am

Hey dynchel, does the black part your grill come apart from the other?
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Post by dynchel on Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:19 am

No its one piece, and excessively heavy.  I used fine line tape to make the transision.  I mentioned that it was sandblasted, this is key to making the paint stick and not chip. (Anyone who's ever painted over chrome will know all about the consequences of in proper surface prep)Mad
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Post by dynchel on Thu Oct 03, 2013 8:32 am

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heres a close up of the tape line.  I like very minimal the chrome bumpers are enough for me.wazzup 
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I did something similar to the tail lights.  Basically I painted my '74 lights in the '73 SS style.Twisted Evil
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Post by driveit on Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:21 am

I am about to do that as well since all the chrome has came off of the passenger side one. It looks good on yours and will go well with the theme I have got started.
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Post by dynchel on Thu Oct 03, 2013 9:56 am

driveit wrote:I am about to do that as well since all the chrome has came off of the passenger side one.  It looks good on yours and will go well with the theme I have got started.
Have fun with that, lol, very tedious and time consuming.Rolling Eyes especially the silver high lights.
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