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Post by dynchel on Wed Jan 22, 2014 12:38 pm

I'm not sure i liked it, so I removed it. Maybe when i get the bowtie for the center it won't look so out of place. Also yes i do believe the original application had a engine designation (seperate emblem)
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Post by driveit on Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:32 pm

I think it would look good with the bowtie and the flags in the corner. I like the polished look of the new grill, but I love the lines of the 74.
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Post by Limey SE on Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:10 pm

dynchel wrote:I'm not sure i liked it, so I removed it.  Maybe when i get the bowtie for the center it  won't look so out of place.  Also yes i do believe the original application had a engine designation (seperate emblem)

I think the 350 and cross flag's would look real nice on there.
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Post by 77mali on Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:08 pm

Originally the gold center bowtie & grille combo is from a 76 Elco


No center bow tie on a Malibu just the "MC" emblem


I think once you do the bow-tie, it'll look pretty killer.
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Post by dynchel on Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:01 pm

I didn't know that...I gave you some cred for schooling me today.  I just want it to look cool (and hopefully like it could possibly have come from the factory like that.). Like a muscle car that never was....
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Post by 77mali on Wed Jan 22, 2014 9:24 pm

No problem.
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Post by driveit on Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:38 pm

Let's see how it looks.

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Post by dynchel on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:20 pm

I'd say it looks better.  I may leave the flags off and just run the bowtie.....or maybe i'll dig that "350" emblem out of storage and try that. Rolling Eyes  idk how it will eventually end up as i am very pickey.


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Post by driveit on Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:37 pm

nah. I am sure it will look great whatever you decide! I have started your design, but its not quite finished yet. Ill try and at least send you an in progress shot tonight.
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Post by dynchel on Thu Jan 23, 2014 3:09 pm

OK, that's cool. Beer 
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:02 am

This grille piece would also look really good with the Cross Flags

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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:09 am

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Post by dynchel on Fri Jan 24, 2014 7:54 am

What is that from?  I'm thinking '70/'73?  I was looking at those on eBay, did you ever see what some people want for used emblems?   I'm not even talking about "rare" ones, just normal Malibu, chevelle, etc (most of which are reproduced) so why you would spend $35.00 (or more) plus shipping for a used one is beyond me.
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Post by 77mali on Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:27 pm

Dude, bow-tie is on it's way. S/B there Mon, small box.
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Post by dynchel on Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:29 pm

 
77mali wrote:Dude, bow-tie is on it's way.  S/B there Mon, small box.
sweet, thank you.  Beer 
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Post by 77mali on Fri Jan 24, 2014 12:34 pm

Hope you can make it work. Glad it all went to a good home Very Happy 
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Post by Limey SE on Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:30 pm

dynchel wrote:What is that from?  I'm thinking '70/'73?  I was looking at those on eBay, did you ever see what some people want for used emblems?   I'm not even talking about "rare" ones, just normal Malibu, chevelle, etc (most of which are reproduced) so why you would spend $35.00 (or more) plus shipping for a used one is beyond me.


The Chevelle came from a 73 I parted out NOW WHETHER or not it was factory I am not sure all I know it came from a mint green 73 Chevelle I parted out for a race car friend
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Post by pila on Fri Jan 24, 2014 1:42 pm

I have a Grille emblem that sez El Camino. Doesn't fit the '77 grille in mine. I'll give it to anyone who pays the postage.  It may be from a '73 (??)
It has the retainer bar across the back
, with the nuts......

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Post by dynchel on Fri Jan 24, 2014 2:07 pm

Hey bill, if you want to use that emblem i can tell you how i did the crossed flag emblem (which did'nt fit)  i drilled and tapped a 1/4in thick piece of aluminum for 1/4 20 stud.  lock tited the stud into the piece of aluminum.  finally i jb welded the piece to the back of the emblem.  finally i made a backing plate (to straddle the plastic grille).  easy. Very Happy
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Post by 76 Malibu on Fri Feb 07, 2014 2:06 pm

Looks good with the blacked out grille. I have a 1976 base grille that I want to black out for my '76. Did you prime the grille before you painted? What was the exact paint that you used (I am assuming just spray can)? I think the black is perfect.
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Post by dynchel on Fri Feb 07, 2014 4:06 pm

i scuffed up the chrome part, and dusted on a little black primer, (after a good cleaning with prep sol) Finally I used krylon plastic paint, the color is satin black.
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Post by dynchel on Fri Feb 07, 2014 6:22 pm

i would have jumped on that, but 77mali (who i got the grille from)threw in the emblem that went with it n/c. Very Happy 
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Post by switchbiker on Fri Feb 07, 2014 8:36 pm

You guys and your shiny chrome and polished stuff Rolling Eyes  lol, that grill looks good and is definately an improvement.
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Post by 76 Malibu on Mon Feb 10, 2014 1:49 pm

dynchel wrote:i scuffed up the chrome part, and dusted on a little black primer, (after a good cleaning with prep sol)   Finally I used krylon plastic paint, the color is satin black.

Thanks for the info, very helpful!
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