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Title: '69 Monaco / Polara Grill Question
Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 12, 2010, 08:58:00 AM
Here's a question.... more of curiosity than actual need...
 
On this '69 Monaco Wagon I recently picked up, I noticed that the grill material is a grid of squares, for want of a better description... The grill on the Polara I used to have was lines, as are most of what I've seen of '69 grills from these cars.
 
So, what I wonder is... did they offer a special grill? or could this have been specific to the cars build in Canada, or is  it likely a replacement or aftermarket grill?
 
For whatever reason, I prefer the lines over the grid, and I will probably try to find the panels for it, but if it is just a different grill that was actually offered on the car, I may try to see if someone wants it, once I find a replacement.
 
Thanks,
 
Bob
Title: '69 Monaco / Polara Grill Question
Post by: Brian on July 12, 2010, 10:59:00 AM
Only think I can think of is maybe the monaco 500 had a different grill to go with all the extra side trim and stuff?



Title: '69 Monaco / Polara Grill Question
Post by: Leaburn Patey on July 12, 2010, 11:18:48 AM
Polara's and Monaco's did have their own grilles.
http://fuselage.de/index.html?http://www.fuselage.de/links.html (http://fuselage.de/index.html?http://www.fuselage.de/links.html)
From what I could see,Polara had straight lines across,Monaco was egg crate kinda.
The Super Lite grilles had the Monaco badge reloacted to the right side of the grille. 
 
As far a I can recall,each model had its own grille for years,most notable between 67 and up to 73.(72 and 73 Monaco had a totally different face--with hideaway headlamps--than the Polara)
Feel free anybody to chime in if I am wrong.
 
Title: '69 Monaco / Polara Grill Question
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 12, 2010, 11:39:18 AM

Quote from: CBarge
Polara's and Monaco's did have their own grilles.
http://fuselage.de/index.html?http://www.fuselage.de/links.html (http://fuselage.de/index.html?http://www.fuselage.de/links.html)
From what I could see,Polara had straight lines across,Monaco was egg crate kinda.
The Super Lite grilles had the Monaco badge reloacted to the right side of the grille. 
 
As far a I can recall,each model had its own grille for years,most notable between 67 and up to 73.(72 and 73 Monaco had a totally different face--with hideaway headlamps--than the Polara)
Feel free anybody to chime in if I am wrong.
It used to be ea. model had their own grill, tail lights, their own interior, and exterior trim.
Title: '69 Monaco / Polara Grill Question
Post by: Stan Paralikis on July 12, 2010, 11:53:02 AM
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Title: '69 Monaco / Polara Grill Question
Post by: Bob Schaefer on July 12, 2010, 03:17:54 PM
I see the light... I just did not dig through enough pictures...
 
Thanks for the great info.
 
Bob