Barracuda Grill surround and head light bezel restoration

Mopar Body and Trim

  1. Dominic LaMarra

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    Looking for a place that can restore my 1967 Barracuda Grill. Anybody steer me to someone or some place?
     
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  2. 68original

    68original Just havin' fun with old cars FABO Gold Member

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    Member partsmonsta does these.
     
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    • my68barracuda

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      I considered having partsmonsta doing a grill restoration. I found out that they clear coat the aluminum after polish. That maybe OK for a trailer queen, but for a car that will be driven, it is just a matter of time before paint over aluminum gets scratched or chipped. I am not saying that they don’t do good work, just saying that I want a process that ends up being like the original parts. The OE bright aluminum on the grill is anodized.
       
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      • famous bob

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        Partmonsta did the grills for my 68 fastback , and did pretty much an excellant job , no problems with any flaking or discoloration either, been on the car for 4-5 yrsish .???
         
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        • MerlinsMopar

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          I sent my rear tailpc's to RacerX440@outlook.com he reconditions grilles and bezels too. He's from Florida. Did a nice job for me.

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          • CudaChick1968

            CudaChick1968 The Mistress of Metal FABO Gold Member FABO Vendor

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            My longtime friend Dana Price of NW Barracudas in Oregon does amazing trim resto work, has integrity, and is a Veteran (101st Airborne).
            NWCudaman@gmail.com.
            Though I do some here myself on a very limited basis, he restored my '68 tail panel.
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            • Dominic LaMarra

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              Thanks for the info I'll contact him

              Thanks for the info. I'll contact him

              Thanks for the info. I'll contact him
               
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              • jbc426

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                These guys are arguably the best available out there. I used them to do my surrounds and a few other grill parts. Their workmanship was nothing short of jaw dropping. Not cheap, but amazing. My surrounds were smashed flat in some places. These guys could restore a crushed aluminum can if they wanted to. Here's a link and some pictures.

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                • Dominic LaMarra

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                  Thanks for the imformation
                   
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                  • Overlook68

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                    Whats is a price range for that?
                     
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                    If you have the cores, you are looking at $4k for both sides including repair, polish, and replating, paint and assembly. I spent $2k and had to paint and assemble them. They are a bit involved.

                    Once they were done they looked like new. Considering what my surrounds looked like when I sent them away, it was almost miraculous.
                     
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                    Most likely they were not yours. It's common knowledge in the trim world that King of Trim routinely restores core parts.
                     
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                      So yours had the original type bright-dip coating stripped and reapplied to them?
                       
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                      • famous bob

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                        Way , way too high !!
                         
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                          They told me when the parts were in there. I believe so, but I'm not 100% sure now.

                          Having them restored was the final step of my exterior restoration. It certainly hurt the pocket book, but I felt I had little choice given that they are a one year only set of parts. The car looks stunning with them on there.
                           
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                            4,000$. Snap. Maybe if this was a 200,000.00 car going up for auction. They should not charge based on model year. It should cost no more than a dime a dozen Nova or Mustang. Hydrodip, paint and clear coat should be less than 500$.
                             
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                              They are one of the few places that puts the protective and original looking bright dip (anodizing) back on the aluminum.

                              Quite a few Mopar resto guys use Shine On Me - Automotive Brite Trim Restoration Thats another one that does the original looking protective bright dip.

                              More specifically: Shine On Me - Aluminum Restoration

                              Example pricing: http://www.shineonmetrim.com/pricing/pricing_sheet_Feb2018.pdf
                               
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