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Old 06-11-2018, 05:56 PM   #1
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Is Factory Original or Repop Grille?

Is this grille outer original or a cheap repop?

I need to know whether to find somebody to refinish this one of just trash it and buy another repop.

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Old 06-11-2018, 05:58 PM   #2
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Re: Is Factory Original or Repop Grille?

Original or repop?
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Old 06-13-2018, 06:22 AM   #3
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Re: Is Factory Original or Repop Grille?

Need a pic of the top/upper inside of the grill with the hood up. All of the OEM ones I've seen have some type of dimples protruding upward. In the attached pic of my NOS outer grill you can see a couple of what I'm talking about. My old OEM grill had them also. I don't have a clue as to the purpose of them and have always wondered WTH...
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:13 AM   #4
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Re: Is Factory Original or Repop Grille?

Hey Randy! Beautiful underhood picture.
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Old 06-13-2018, 10:36 AM   #5
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Re: Is Factory Original or Repop Grille?

Thanks Dave! Getting her ready for her first show this weekend. I would still like to understand the purpose of those mystery dimples...
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:13 AM   #6
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Re: Is Factory Original or Repop Grille?

Well, according to Randy's info, my pitted and dented up grille outer is original GM...
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:24 AM   #7
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Re: Is Factory Original or Repop Grille?

I've never seen the aftermarket grills have these...
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Old 06-13-2018, 11:53 AM   #8
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Re: Is Factory Original or Repop Grille?

Apparently the aftermarket grills do have the dimples also. Bought this from Classic Industries within the last 6 months or so and it does have the dimples, 6 total. No idea what they are for either.
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