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Old 01-01-2013, 08:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I purchased a grille from CJ Pony Parts and it is about as thin as tissue paper. I building a 67 Fastback Bullitt clone with no pony or corral in the grille. Is there a sturdier grille available. I noticed the stock GT grille with the fog light holes I replaced was much heavier.
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Old 01-01-2013, 09:42 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Most/many repo trim parts are much thinner material. I recommend finding a decent original grill and restore it. CJ Pony probably sells the same part from the same producer.


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AFAIK Bullit is/was a 68 fastback. I'm pretty sure you know that. 68 is my favorite Stang. Bullit was/is part of it!
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I purchased a grille from CJ Pony Parts and it is about as thin as tissue paper. I building a 67 Fastback Bullitt clone with no pony or corral in the grille. Is there a sturdier grille available. I noticed the stock GT grille with the fog light holes I replaced was much heavier.
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This really irritates me. We are having to buy too many parts with no specs and a picture with the caption "acual parts may differ". We need to start demanding more from this industry.
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We need to start demanding more from this industry.

There have been many discussions on this topic. The bottom line is that it's supply and demand. Typically, there has not been enough demand to support the better quality, especially once a part is out into the market place.
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Maybe I should go to a billett grille? What do you think?
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a billet grill powdercoated the right shade would look killer if you kept the grill opening moldings the factory-style finish. a shiny billet grill is mexican.
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I purchaed that same grill and returned it immediately. The metal was so thin a butterfly at 55 mph would have bent it! What crap! I ended up repairing my Ford grill. Spent a week straightening it, welding it, and finally painting it. Then I sat on it and bent it climbing out of the engine bay. Typical me :-(
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Evidently no one like Scott Drake sees any demand for a good grill at higher price. Someone with a laser punch press can make this part with no tooling, merely simple programming. This is not a huge part so the laser punch press reguirement is medium and the power needed is medium.

Since minimal tooling is needed the risk is minimal.


Common Scott! What say you?

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