I will install the grille as is and see how it looks, I have a feeling it would look better blacked out but we will see.
Yes, this is the new repro grille from Vans. I saw that and it at the nationals and it because a early Xmas present. it is a really nice piece. Talking to the guy at Vans; he gave me the following information;
- the is a exact reproduction (I will confirm when I install it
- they "Vans" is the source for this grille, anyone else selling them is getting them from Vans
- this grille is made from a "spun" polymer which is stronger and more resilient than the original (time will tell)
it appears to be a very nicely made piece, not sure how it fits or how the chrome trim and headlight buckets will fit, I am not close enough to test fit it just yet. For those wondering, show price was right at $800 which included $45 for shipping. Seeing that I spent $350 for a broken grille, this is a pretty good deal IMO.