W+N has solved the chrome + black hood / fender grilles

Discussion in 'E9 General Discussion' started by rsporsche, Jan 9, 2019.

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    they won't be available for purchase until end of january / beginning of february ... so soon, just not yet
     
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    I'm still not seeing them on the the W&N site...
     
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    They are delayed till March. I have been monitoring the situation closely:mad: They will send an update in the next news letter.
     
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    Guessing aside, I can think of several exceptions to your general proposition regarding earlier models, including personal experience with a '71 and '73 Chamonix version (chrome). Evidently, the later models, post '73 went black and over the years this has allowed for some "free" artistic expression when both finishes were available and some "limited" expression when not so available. ;) See links below.

    From an early sales brochure. (Note lack of head restraints):
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    https://www.e9coupe.com/forum/threads/front-fender-side-grille-color.6349/

    https://www.e9coupe.com/forum/threads/is-the-grille-hood-black-or-chrome-if-the-color-of-the-car.989/
     
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    I'm glad you added this info. In fact, shortly after I'd posted, I saw what I believed to be proof that my theory was incorrect.
     
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    As soon as I got my coupe back together I was going to go talk to a friend who has a C&C machine and see what it would take to make all the grills out of solid aluminum.
    Oh goody I don't have to deal with that project.
     
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    If you go this way i'd be up for a set. Doing it aluminum would offer the possibility to have them anodized, matching it to belt trim. There was a member who made a set for his own coupe, I looked for it for half an hour but could not dig up the pics from the forum.

    Not a fan of plastic, I see too much of it already around me.
     
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    I doubt this will happen now and probably would have been too expensive for the masses. Yes, I know that photo of the forum member making his own grills. I can't find the link. May have been removed.
     
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    Gary,
    what about making a set and then cast them from an aluminum alloy
     
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    Great idea Scott, go for it. I don't need anymore projects.
    Seems like I have an S38 engine to build and another M5 to make into a resto mod.
     
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    i already have a set of new chrome fender grilles and 2 new sets of hood grilles. i am not in need.
     
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    http://www.vranedom.com/fendergrills/fendergrills.html

     
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    those look fabulous ... i had forgotten about that project
     
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    My bonnet grilles arrived today. Unfortunately They sent two left sides. E-mail sent.
     
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    W&N has corrected the problem
     
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    Mine arrived yesterday. They look very nice!
     
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    I think anyone who has a set that are in decent shape should list them on the forum for 1/2 the price of the new ones and than purchase the new ones that will end up at 1/2 price. I think that's a "no brainer".
     

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