Q: 400 Grill Molding for 1967-1968
Can someone explain the two different types of grilles on the 1967 bird? One type has a chrome strip running down the center that extends out toward the nose and on the other, the chrome piece ends at the louvre part of the grill.
The ones on my bird are the latter, but the previous owner gave me an extra set that is like the former.
It looks as if I can remove the chrome strip and attach it to grilles on the bird since thay are just bolted on.
A: In regards to the 1967-1968 Firebird Grill Chrome….
The “400” Firebirds had seperate chrome moldings in the grills (covering the center bar, extending towards the nose) and the non-“400” cars did not; you would just see the molded in plastic center bar. It sounds like some are implying that non-“400” cars had the ‘flat’ chromemolding when infact, this ‘molding’ is actually a part of the plastic grill and not chrome at all. The grills themselves were identical; you can take std. grills and drill them for the moldings (which are unique for RH and LH).
A: The extended mouldings, along with the arrowhead emblem on the front chrome “beak,” 400 emblem on the right rear trunk lid, and scooped hood were 400 items exclusively. They are not correct on non-400 cars.
A: The 400s came with the twin scoop hood, Pontiac arrow head on the nose of the bumper, and chrome ring around the inside of each grill (look at grill and notice the mounting holes). All models (350, 350 HO, 400, etc.) used the same grill but the chrome ring was added to the 400.
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