1968 grill restoration

Discussion in 'Chassis restoration' started by 68 Skylark cust, Nov 7, 2018.

  1. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Hello , my "winter projet" is having my front grill restored and the surround rechromed as well

    I'll post some pics of the evolution during the coming months

    I'm also looking for a better Buick trishield crest for the grill if you have one ....

    I probably like to paint it black like GS's keeping the silver grey in flat surround area .... what would be the correct grey color code ??? And is the black code "flat black" ??


    Thank you
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    Last edited: Nov 7, 2018
  2. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    Keep us posted on the cost to rechrome the bar. I always thought about having mine redone
     
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  3. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Anyone has a good GS gril pic to see how the gray and black start/finish please ?
     
  4. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    This is an unrestored one:
     
  5. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Here it is.
     

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  6. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

  7. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    The more i see , the more i like ! I'll probably go that way and mask it like that .

    Now what color for the gray ?
     
  8. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Received my grll today after some repair (plastic weld) , very happy with the result , pretty more solid now !

    Here's some before/after shots

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  9. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Hello Mike , it will cost me 250 Can$ + 15% taxes for the bar ... the guys tell me it will look like brand new !
     
  10. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Here they are , reunite after few months apart !!

    Next step would be to paint the grille (GS like) will look for the paint this week , if you have any advise it will be appreciate .

    Mat black , satine black etc ... not much metalic grey to facilitate the job , which kind of primer ?

    Thank you

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  11. Rich Skylark

    Rich Skylark Gold Level Contributor

    Nice work ; did grille on my 68 skylark custom this past fall and was fortunate to find a grille surround that was straight & rechromed. When you put it on your car it brings it to a new level
     
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  12. taf44667

    taf44667 69 Vert 4-Speed

    Nice work.. looks great
     
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  13. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Primer is done ... the "hardest" is still to come (grey)

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  14. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    The gray is done ! Can't wait to do the black section !

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  15. Waterboy

    Waterboy Well-Known Member

    Donald,
    Your grill is looking very nice! I'm sorry I didn't post earlier. I've been crazy busy. You're doing a GREAT job. The most time consuming part is yet to come. Take your time, tape it up nicely, and you will be happy!!!
    John
     
  16. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Finally !! I put it back on the car tonite but to late to take a picture lolll

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  17. 68 Skylark cust

    68 Skylark cust French Canadian Member

    Back on the car in time for the first outing of the season ... next project rear bumper rechrome $$$ !!

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