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Offline chadb

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71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« on: February 08, 2011 - 01:36:38 PM »
I am ready to paint my 71 grille after the repairs, and ordered paint from totally auto, dark argent, but was wondering if the whole grille is painted this color, or are the inserts where the cheesegrater grilles go a different color? Thanks, Chad

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71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
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Offline tommyg29

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Re: 71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2011 - 01:55:40 PM »
I guess it depends on which style you want. I think there were two ways, monotone and bodycolor. Either way, the argent goes inside the 6 individual grilles.
But I think silver argent is the color, not dark.

Here's a picture of mine. Its a clone, but you get the idea:

« Last Edit: February 08, 2011 - 02:03:09 PM by tommyg29 »
71 Cuda 440-6 Tribute-Limelight-A833 Close Ratio-4 Sp-Pistol Grip-Dana 3.54 Powr Lok-Rally Dash-Shaker
92 Dodge Stealth RT-Twin 15g Turbos-SAFC2 Tuned-Mystic Blue-5 Sp-AWD-Rear Wheel Steering-AutoX'r
12 Dodge Charger SXT Plus Blacktop Package-3.6L-8 Sp-Leather-Nav (the wife's)

Multiple SRT's, Rams, Dakotas, Caravans and Neons

...the lines on the road just look like dots!....

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Re: 71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2011 - 12:25:04 AM »
If you're doing an agent grille and not painted:

Main area is a dark granular argent.
Inner areas to cheese grater are a smooth light argent.

Worth it if you want it right. Sparkles like they did when new.
http://www.rogergibsonautorestoration.com/images/2011_catalog.pdfCGP 70-71 Cuda

grill paint - correct color and texture with instructions. Each $125.00

Mike, Fremont, CA.


Offline 71Plym

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Re: 71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2011 - 09:38:44 AM »
Something like this...






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Re: 71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2011 - 03:17:03 PM »
thanks guys, all the info has finally given me a good idea of what its suppossed to look like. I'm going with originality, and just like the pics of the blue cuda, Thanks, chad

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Re: 71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2011 - 04:58:27 PM »
man thats a sweet car! all of them are! it don't matter what u do with that grille it is the sweetest one installed in a mopar!
Brandon

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Re: 71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« Reply #6 on: February 10, 2011 - 05:30:48 PM »
yep, I agree.
I guess tastes have changed because Ive heard many times that they werent well received in 71.
I dont care much for the skinny little wheels of yesteryear though.
71 Cuda 440-6 Tribute-Limelight-A833 Close Ratio-4 Sp-Pistol Grip-Dana 3.54 Powr Lok-Rally Dash-Shaker
92 Dodge Stealth RT-Twin 15g Turbos-SAFC2 Tuned-Mystic Blue-5 Sp-AWD-Rear Wheel Steering-AutoX'r
12 Dodge Charger SXT Plus Blacktop Package-3.6L-8 Sp-Leather-Nav (the wife's)

Multiple SRT's, Rams, Dakotas, Caravans and Neons

...the lines on the road just look like dots!....

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Re: 71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« Reply #7 on: February 10, 2011 - 09:42:37 PM »
In 1979, I bought a new grille from the Plymouth dealer. Perhaps it might of been the last one from what I was told.

When I opened it, I recall the argent surround was very sparkly and a darker grey. Years later, it began to fade and became lighter about how 71Plym picture is . It's the same dark grey color as 71' center caps are when new.
Mike, Fremont, CA.


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Re: 71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« Reply #9 on: February 11, 2011 - 07:49:14 AM »
they are the best looking grilles around, but the prices of them are going through the roof! I'm glad i only paid 500.00 for my broken grille and repaired it, I can't believe some one would pay 5,300.00 for a plastic grille, flawless or not.

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Re: 71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012 - 06:17:28 PM »
I know the thread is a bit old but does anyone have any info on how the cheese graters were painted?
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Re: 71 CUDA GRILLE PAINT
« Reply #10 on: January 05, 2012 - 06:17:28 PM »