Can anyone provide me with the skinny on current reproduction options for 70 Cuda grilles and grille molding?
I see that Mopar Performance is now selling a complete and painted grille (Part # 77R06149). Is this the same grille that Mike Ross of BEA used to sell? Is the level of quality and detail the same?
What about the unpainted grilles with headlamp bezels and trim that everyone is selling for around $500? Classic Industries has these listed as part # ME 1554. Is the fit and construction of these units similar to the Mopar Performance grilles?
Has anyone used the 70 Cuda grille moldings that Classic Industries carries? Their catalog shows them as a "Mopar Authentic Restoration Product" and at $55 per piece they are significantly cheaper than the grill moldings that BEA carried, which were $500 for the set of four pieces.
I'm trying to figure out which way to go with my grille. I have a BEA grille in a box, but the current condition of my car doesn't justify its use at the moment. Therefore, I'm looking at other options for freshening mine up. My original grille is cracked in multiple places, missing a chunk from the center wedge, and missing three of the four stainless molding pieces. Originally my plan was to repair and repaint it, but was never really excited about having to lay out $500 for new stainless trim. If the Classic Industries moldings are decent quality, I may still go that route, but just wanted to verify all of my options first.