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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:46 pm 
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No, but that is starting to look better I guess. What colour is that Fairmont? Looks black. :/

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:34 am 
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heritage green.

not sure what else you mean for grille unless you want fairlane/ltd type grille.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:46 am 
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I've seen Fairmonts or Ghias, not sure, where this part (see picture) is chrome. This was an EF thing, had nothing to do with the El Fairmonts or Ghias.

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:00 am 
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So you mean the surround, the part which the arrow is on and is in the body colour paint *OR* the bit in the middle which has the horizontal lines accross it n the badge on the center?

Ive seen both - aparently the curround is metal and can be polished, altho i swear they are plastic and the center would jest need to be chrome plated, not impossible.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:01 am 
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Where the arrow is mateeeeee, the surround.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:06 am 
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Well same deal, chrome it..
Either take it off or get second hand one to go it too, would proberly help if it were stripped back of paint, but may be wrong.
Find a chrome plater in the yellow pages and no clue what it will cost.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 10:22 am 
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Im looking at doing the same, form past experience i would say it would cost around $70 at a chrome platers. Let us know if you decide to go ahead on the cost

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 11:37 am 
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That grille surround is metal, not plastic like the internal "grille". I'm certain that someone on this forum, perhaps FM1, cut back the paint and then polished it up so that it looked chrome...

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:42 pm 
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Yes they did polish up the surround, i remember this car - forgot who did it tho.
Just do it yourself then if its metal, easy as.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:47 pm 
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you mean like this

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:47 pm 
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Thanks for help people, probably source one from a wrecker and have it chromed, incase I ever want to go back.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:53 pm 
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you mean like this


Yeah. What happened to the "grill" bit in the middle? What kind of car is that? What was the procedure, and how much?

EDIT: Scratch the car type question, I see it now. Don't see many Concorde's around, nice car they are.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:54 pm 
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Got any more pics?

Lol, so many questions.

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:15 pm 
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basically you have to lightly sand all the paint off and polish the hell out of it. you have to spray a clear coat over it as soon as you have it polished really well otherwise it oxidizes very quickly and looks really bad.

i took the centre out of it to polish the surround and i wanted to put mesh in it but that looks pretty ordinary.

 

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the outer surround of the ef fairmont ghia is metal ands the inner is plastic i have stripped the black paint off mine and its chrome underneath looks heaps betta. the inner can be seperated from the outer so u can get an el grile souround and put the ef inner in it.. i have been looking at doing this fro ages but i keep needing to spend money on other things.

 

 

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