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Mash-up grille

The grille on the early 1500’s is the best looking, IMHO. They are also very rare and cost big $$$’s.

I happened upon a grille surround from a 2000 for a good price on eBay. The chrome was pretty good and it was free of any damage. But someone had painted the inner lip black with a brush sometime in the last 30+ years.

A bit of paint stripper, some chrome polish and the obligitory three coats of wax made it look pretty good.

The insert is from a 1600 grille. The holes line up and it mounts great, almost like they thought about this combo at the factory!

Ready to go on the car.