normal_post in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop Author Topic: 70 Cuda grille installation  (Read 467 times)

Offline B5fourspeed

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Posts: 363
    • Share Post
xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
70 Cuda grille installation
« on: March 14, 2021, 12:11:17 PM »
What is the best way to install the front grille?Center section first or do you assemble the whole grille as one and then install it.Been over 10 years since my last car and I forgot how I did it.Thanks

Linkback: https://forum.e-bodies.org/body-shop/5/70-cuda-grille-installation/20593/

Offline Jay Bee

  • Trade Count: (3)
  • Six Pack
  • ****
  • Posts: 1887
    • Share Post
xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2021, 05:47:15 PM »
I've only ever installed my 70 grilles by the centre section first then the headlight bezel/covers.
"We're trying to build a gentler, kinder society. And if we all pitch in just a little bit, we're gonna get there."
Alex Trebek - Posthumous Jan. 04, 2021

Offline B5fourspeed

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Posts: 363
    • Share Post
xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 06:28:43 PM »
Thank You

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2021, 06:28:43 PM »

Online anlauto

  • Trade Count: (14)
  • E-Body Wizard
  • *****
  • Location: Georgetown Ontario Canada
  • index in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
  • Posts: 17690
  • Life is like a box of chocolates....
    • Share Post
    • www_sm in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2021, 07:13:28 PM »
It would be nice to assemble the three pieces on the bench, then install, but I think it would be very hard to line everything up...the two headlight bezels have some "in-out" adjustment for that purpose. Can it be done, YES, but is it easier or quicker, I doubt it :alan2cents:
I've taught you everything you know....but I haven't taught you everything I know....
Check out my web site ....  Alan Gallant Automotive Restoration

Online FE5CUDA

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Small Block
  • **
  • Location: Canton, OH.
  • Posts: 59
    • Share Post
xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #4 on: March 15, 2021, 07:36:00 AM »
Put the center in first with all the bolts loose.  There is almost zero adjustment left to right, the center (upper/lower) bolts do not move hardly at all.  Install the buckets, once you put the two outer chrome screws in, that's pretty much where they are going to stay.  You'll be able to push the grill around very little, don't get jammed up when your buckets don't line up with the center grille perfectly, they never did.

Offline B5fourspeed

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Posts: 363
    • Share Post
xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #5 on: March 15, 2021, 09:25:43 AM »
I notice that also.You have the big oval holes but the upper and lower holes gives you zero play unless I drill them out a little.Thank you for the help.

Offline Jay Bee

  • Trade Count: (3)
  • Six Pack
  • ****
  • Posts: 1887
    • Share Post
xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 09:46:06 AM »
I don't know if this'll be any help in your case but I filed down my reproduction spacers in preparation for my grille install.
See the pictures I posted in replies #19 and #22 in the following thread.

https://forum.e-bodies.org/body-shop/5/70-cuda-grill-help/1690/msg255182#msg255182

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #6 on: March 15, 2021, 09:46:06 AM »

Offline Jay Bee

  • Trade Count: (3)
  • Six Pack
  • ****
  • Posts: 1887
    • Share Post
xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #7 on: May 03, 2021, 12:55:54 PM »
Sorry, dumb question coming BUT I really can't remember and the body shop is asking too.

Can the 70 grille be installed once the bumper is already on the car?

Offline DeathProofCuda

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Big Block
  • ***
  • Location: Seattle, WA
  • Posts: 343
    • Share Post
xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #8 on: May 04, 2021, 01:50:33 PM »
Sorry, dumb question coming BUT I really can't remember and the body shop is asking too.

Can the 70 grille be installed once the bumper is already on the car?

I can get mine in and out with the bumper in place, but my bumper is a little tweaked, so not exactly sure what the situation would be for a nice straight bumper.  Sorry, probably not much help, but at least you got a bump to the top  :alan2cents:

Online FE5CUDA

  • Trade Count: (0)
  • Small Block
  • **
  • Location: Canton, OH.
  • Posts: 59
    • Share Post
xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 02:48:58 AM »
Sorry, dumb question coming BUT I really can't remember and the body shop is asking too.

Can the 70 grille be installed once the bumper is already on the car?

Absolutely, as long as the bumper is put on correctly and not above the lower header.

E-Bodies Cuda Challenger Message Forum

xx in 70 Cuda grille installation in Body Shop
Re: 70 Cuda grille installation
« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2021, 02:48:58 AM »

Tags:

Share via delicious Share via digg Share via facebook Share via linkedin Share via pinterest Share via reddit Share via stumble Share via tumblr Share via twitter Share via whatsapp

xx
71 Cuda grille

Started by Ric

2 Replies
480 Views
Last post August 21, 2018, 05:45:40 AM
by anlauto
xx
70 cuda grille kit from Van's. Anybody else use it?

Started by quapman

12 Replies
988 Views
Last post August 18, 2018, 06:34:57 AM
by quapman
xx
70 Cuda grille

Started by Roadman

4 Replies
583 Views
Last post October 17, 2017, 07:54:18 PM
by Chryco Psycho
xx
72 Cuda Grille

Started by Timbbuc2

1 Replies
401 Views
Last post June 29, 2017, 03:38:04 PM
by Rev-It-Up
clip
Unusual 70 Cuda Grille

Started by fc7cuda

3 Replies
2139 Views
Last post April 28, 2017, 07:23:53 AM
by fc7cuda