Bright upper & lower grille

Discussion in 'Body Restoration' started by MyBerlinetta, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. MyBerlinetta

    MyBerlinetta New Member

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    I have been reading through the Camaro data and it said that my 1979 Camaro Berlinetta came with a bright upper and lower grille. Does that mean it was chrome or painted the same color as the car? I have been trying to locate some pictures on the web, but none have a good close-up of what the grilles should look like. Currently the grille has been painted grey (original color is light blue), but I would like to take it back to stock. Appreciate any help or advice you can provide.
     
  2. 76 camaro car 1

    76 camaro car 1 Veteran Member

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    I am pretty sure that means bright argent which is a silver color. Not chrome.
     
  3. MyBerlinetta

    MyBerlinetta New Member

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    Thanks 76 Camaro appreciate the info
     
  4. Twisted_Metal

    Twisted_Metal Moderator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I'm not sure about the 79 but I thought the 80-81 Berlinetta had a plated lead edge on the horizontal ribs in the grill.
    However.... The lower grill was the same as the sport coupe, IIRC.

    I haven't seen a decent looking factory Berlinetta grill in years and I can't remember what the lower grill looked like either..



    For 79, I think it was the same as the Sport Coupe grill.... A silver/grey color.
     
  5. MyBerlinetta

    MyBerlinetta New Member

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    Thanks Twisted Metal. I'm looking at returining it back to factor specs for now or at least as close as possible. I tried attaching a pic but it was to big. Once I start the project I might open a project status thread. Appreciate all the good information you guys provide.
     
  6. jroach

    jroach Veteran Member

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    i will get a pic of mine tomorrow. po had a bunch of nos parts with the car when i bought it.
     
  7. 76 camaro car 1

    76 camaro car 1 Veteran Member

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    This is a 79 berlinetta grill. Its kind of hard to tell much though because its dirty.[​IMG]
     
  8. MyBerlinetta

    MyBerlinetta New Member

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    Thanks again 76, really appreciate the pic
     

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