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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:15 pm 
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K guys, I'm seriously considering chroming the grill surround on my Fairmont grill, like some of the EF Fairmont Ghia grills had. How would one go about getting that chrome look on my grill surround?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:19 pm 
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probably be cheaper/easier to get a ghia grille

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:30 pm 
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i think you just get it polished somewhere
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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:31 pm 
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Cant you get a chrome paint??????
I have seen something like it at autobarn.
But yeah its probably easier to buy the complete grille, rather then doing it yourself.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 10:40 pm 
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i wana find an fbt grill!!!! they are awesome

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:19 pm 
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Well if it's cheaper/easier to just get the grill, where in the hell are they? lol. Please don't say wreckers.

 

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i wana find an fbt grill!!!! they are awesome


fbt grill?

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:50 pm 
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Well if it's cheaper/easier to just get the grill, where in the hell are they? lol. Please don't say wreckers.

www.ozeparts.com.au

a complete EL Ghia grille is $280

i daresay the prep and chroming costs to get your original grille done would exceed that

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:54 pm 
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Well if it's cheaper/easier to just get the grill, where in the hell are they? lol. Please don't say wreckers.

www.ozeparts.com.au

a complete EL Ghia grille is $280

i daresay the prep and chroming costs to get your original grille done would exceed that


Nah, I don't like the fugly EL Fairmont grill, the EF Fairmont Ghia chrome grill dude.

 

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Posted: Tue Jul 05, 2005 11:59 pm 
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fairlane by tickford. Check out the pics in daniels gallery.

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:02 am 
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Ah yes, I know that one, tis the one I'm talking about. Guess I'd have to search wreckers for that. Is there some el cheapo way I can do it myself?

 

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yea, i found number 93 0f 104 up here at a car yard, guna go back one nite and get it :D

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:19 am 
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Are you talking about having a chrome grille that is the same as on the Fairmonts and Ghias (not body coloured) or are you talking about getting an entirely new grill that happens to be chrome?

Because as I understand it, you can buff back the factory fairmont grill and it is chrome (metal anyway) under the paint. Pretty sure someone on here has done it, or maybe it was FM1??

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:02 am 
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are u talking about that grill surround?

 

 

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Posted: Wed Jul 06, 2005 1:11 am 
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yea, i found number 93 0f 104 up here at a car yard, guna go back one nite and get it :D

As nice as they are, i hope to god your joking; pretty harsh as they cant be gotten from ford anymore so im told..
Whats the price/condition of it - try n get some pics/info for us, there are many members who would love to own one, n they arent easy to find, spread the word.

PS: if i see anyone going for 'my' grill i will face slam them into my towbar, LOL!

 

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