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Old 08-10-2009, 01:27 PM
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Yeah, the gel coat on the nose cone does seem pretty thick
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Old 09-19-2009, 01:04 PM
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Bit of an update here and maybe get your opinions. I've done bugger all on my Vette since my mate out here died in July but I started tinkering again the last couple of days.

I've pretty much finished repairing the nose cone but long ago, I decided that the original front grille/indicator setup were lame. I thought about buying a pair of earlier model ones to mess around with until I saw the prices of them! So, I found some grille material and came up with this:








I'll (probably) paint them black. I'll sand down the "fins" on the orginal indicators and polish the surface again. To mount them, they'll basically go in the same place as original but I'll have to "shim" them rearwards a bit and I'll need to cut up the original louvers for the indicator mounting brackets.

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Old 09-19-2009, 03:27 PM
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I think a little finer mesh would probably look better?

You can also form a perimiter flange on the finer welded mesh stuff over a peice of wood. That might give it a more finished look (like a perforated metal grill over a speaker).
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Old 09-19-2009, 04:03 PM
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I see what you're saying but I was trying to achieve a 70-72 look to go with my side louvers...
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