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    Posted: 27-March-2010 at 1:44AM

I don't know a lot about '72 Torinos, so I need the experts to clear this up: of the many I've seen on the Internet and this forum, most seem to have a grey grille cross-hatching, while others seem to have it in black. Was either available, or is the black done aftermarket? Was the black only available on the GTS?

Thanks for any clarification!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-March-2010 at 1:56AM
people spray paint them black. its not factory
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-March-2010 at 11:43AM
do you mean ALL the cross hatchign or just in the squeares?  if in the squares, then yes it is factory.  and actually its not black, its a dark argent or charcoal.  the original grill in what used ot be my 72 is like this.  and you can tell its a factory job and not a garage job. 
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-March-2010 at 11:48AM
EJ and i were discussing this awhile ago and there are actually a couple variations in the grills in the smallr square areas.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-March-2010 at 12:43PM
From what I have observed, the Gran Torino had a solid color for the entire grille while the Gran Torino Sport had the two tone with the smaller squares having the dark argent/gray and the larger outer squares having a "dull chrome" type finish.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27-March-2010 at 2:56PM
Well, I can tell you from the assortment of GTS cars I have had, plus a couple gran's, there have been variations.
I have 5-6 grilles laying around, and this is another small detail I've been meaning to look over.

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