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The old style 71 center grille mounting tabs are broken but otherwise the grille is in good shape. Could the grille be repaired? Thanks

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If you have the old studs with their legs, just epoxy them back in place. That's basically what the factory did.

If the studs are broken off short, the easy fix is to shorten the legs on the U-shaped bridge piece that clamps the grille to the body sheet metal. And use plenty of anti-seize goo on the nut/stud threads. Nuts of steel and studs of aluminum don't play nicely together when left out i nthe weather...

If you don't have either, thread a 5 or 6mm bolt (preferably stainless steel or at least cad plated) through a piece of wood, then trim the wood to fit where the old studs were and epoxy or gorilla glue in place. coat the wood with something so it won't rot.

mike

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where the broken off mounts were epoxied to the back side of the grille, one at the top and one at the bottom. Use the remains as a base to fasten your newly fabricated mounts.

cheers

mike

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no stubs or tabs. looking for pics of mounting points. Thanks

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