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Old 08-06-2006, 04:29 PM   #1
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67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

Ok--- I am near done with my grill mesh. If I find a right angle drill small enough to drill about 6 more 1/8" holes I will add them. To make my mesh one piece, I also started my inside hood release project - I will be using an 88 hood release assembly from LMC - Part # 31-1450. You will see my temp opener pics. Also added piece for the future cable attachment --- I will probably add another clamp piece for the release cable once I get the 88 hood release and ponder it.

I used 1/8" hole mesh with .032 stainless wire size for my grill insert on my 67. Larger holes and thicker wire may look as good or better but a larger wire size will be more difficult to work with.

The mesh dimensions is 50.5" x 10.25" for complete coverage. I used my spare TX grill to trial fit the mesh. If you have your grill out -- put some spare 1/8" holes about every 4" in the back side for possible future use. A pair of good tin snips will cut the.032 mesh. A spring type clip works well for the bottom and side fasteners along with a strap clamp and existing rear support holes. I do not plan on putting the oem back support in - may change my mind and later modify the support. Will keep the mechanism lubricated.

I have enough material left for 3 more grills and I still need a good SM420.

More pics coming when I finish the inside hood release.
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:31 PM   #2
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Old 08-06-2006, 04:32 PM   #3
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Re: 67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

temporary opener ------ last pic for now
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Old 08-10-2006, 09:34 PM   #4
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Re: 67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

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Old 08-10-2006, 09:36 PM   #5
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Old 08-10-2006, 10:24 PM   #6
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Re: 67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

nice job. I love the mesh in front. I'd like to do that as well. Looks like a pretty clean install.
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Old 08-10-2006, 11:13 PM   #7
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Re: 67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

that should keep the birds out of the radiator lol looks real good. i like the remote hood upgrade too
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Old 08-11-2006, 08:10 AM   #8
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I dunno -- the orange rope looked very southern Ohio. I am placing a 3/32" metal rope loop under the latch also in case the hood release should fail for some reason. I would stick a bent coat hanger thru the bottom rope hole to catch the loop if necessary.
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Old 08-11-2006, 11:22 AM   #9
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Re: 67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

I'll take one! Where's the order form?
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Old 08-11-2006, 04:56 PM   #10
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Re: 67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

Do you have any pics of it mounted to the truck from farther back? I'd like to see the whole front if possible. Thanks!!
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Old 08-11-2006, 06:12 PM   #11
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Re: 67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

What type of truck did you get the hood relase handle/cable assembly from?

ooooppps...Never mind I see where you mentioned it.
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Old 08-11-2006, 07:46 PM   #12
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Re: 67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

here are 4 more pics -- one is the super secret emergency loop in case there is a cable failure. Only I and 4000 other people know where it is. I took a couple of front pics but will take a couple more at the Hooters Car show Sunday on Beltline Rd. The 88 hood release works fine -- as you know you cannot get your fingers under the hood for the second release ---- I pack a 1/4" x 1" x 6" long piece of wood to release it. I still plan on putting 4 more screws to secure the mesh better on the center horizontal --- 2 on each side of the center -- as soon as I get my 90 degree air drill.
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Old 08-11-2006, 09:30 PM   #13
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Re: 67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

The hood release is a very nice mod!

I sure wished I had one a few years ago when I was leaving work and found that someone in the parking lot had been eye-balling my engine (my hood was wide open). The old girl seemed "dirty" after that, like as if someone had lifted her skirt to see if she was wearing panties.
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Re: 67-68 stainless Grill Mesh - been a while

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The hood release is a very nice mod!
I agree - very nice
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I sure wished I had one a few years ago when I was leaving work and found that someone in the parking lot had been eye-balling my engine (my hood was wide open). The old girl seemed "dirty" after that, like as if someone had lifted her skirt to see if she was wearing panties.
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