The BEST Grille on the market
The ENGINEERED VINTAGE 73-74 Grille AF
As seen on Brian Vowell's 1974 Chevy Dually "Bankrupt"
"Bankrupt" was built by Tre5Customs & debuted at SEMA 2022
Cover truck on April 2023 issue of CK Magazine
Engineered Vintage was proud to work with Brian on his over the top dually build. "Bankrupt" is running our prototype 73-74 polished Grille AF.
Are you tired of holding your breath in fear of breaking the tired old plastic every time you touch your old brittle plastic grille?
Upgrade your truck with the best grille on the market for 1973-74 GM Trucks. Designed, produced, finished, welded, and shipped from Damascus, Oregon USA.
The Grille AF is engineered to fit your truck - and is intended to last as long (or longer) than your truck. All of our products are produced in the Pacific Northwest by top manufacturers & craftsman. The aluminum is cut on a CNC laser, formed on a CNC press brake, brushed (or polished) by hand, and TIG welded with more than 60 individual TIG welds! Once complete, each Grille AF is inspected, kitted, and packaged to be shipped to you.
Designed to match the OEM plastic grille as close as possible; the 73-74 Chevy grille has an aluminum surround with individually laser cut horizontal & vertical parts cut from aluminum. After laser cutting, the parts are formed on a CNC press brake, polished (or brushed), assembled, and then TIG welded with together.
The 73-74 Grille AF has the Engineered Vintage EV logo laser cut in the center of the grille to hold the iconic 75-79 style Chevy bowtie (bolts to grille & available at other retailers) or the 77-79 GMC emblem. If you are wanting to mount the 73-74 GM emblem, please select the option for that - your grille will come with an aluminum mount to stick on the stock Chevy bowtie emblem.
The 73-74 Grille AF mounts to the factory 73-74 core support grille mounting holes.
Mounting hardware included
1) Brushed finish: These are machine finished to a brushed finish on two sides of each piece (front edge retains laser cut profile)
2) Powder coated finish: Powder coated Grille AF in the color of your choice using top quality powder coat from Cardinal Powder
3) Polished finish: For the ultimate in appearance. These are hand polished on two sides of each piece (front edge and exposed visible side) Backing plate is brushed finish
1) Is there a clear coat on these grilles?
No. Each clear coat we have found on the market has issues (whether clear powder, clear anodize, or spray clear) - most of these do not play well with UV light from the sun. Similar to aluminum wheels, these grilles will need to be periodically polished for best appearance. If you have a clear coat to recommend - please reach out to us - we would love to discuss.
2) Can you do custom coatings - I want a black/silver/etc… powder coated grille?
Select Powder Coat option and contact us - we can and have done this
Chevy bowtie or GMC emblem not included (available separately)
Free shipping in lower 48
These are built to order, please allow 4-8 weeks for shipment upon order. (we are working to get this lead-time down)
Ships via UPS ground