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Old 05-03-2014, 02:21 AM
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So I have gotten bored with my stock grille, so decided to change er up a bit.
Went and tracked down a stock grille from a scrap yard which I grabbed for $50.

Then I just chopped everything out with a Dremal and sanded it down to flush (somehow didn't take pics of it sanded down.)


I then used fiberglass cloth and resin to fill the gaps from behind and offer support for filler.

I then used bodyfiller, sanded down and more filler. Then sanded it down again to make it nice and smooth.


I then cut and fit my mesh (ended up changing) and mounted it from behind.

Then I broke out the good old trusty plasti-dipp and dipped it all.

Heres some of the supplies used.

Here was mesh number#1


Well I didn't like the first mesh, was to thin. So I went out and bought a 4x8 sheet of thicker mesh (anyone need mesh )

After much grinding and cutting and sizing up. I got it mounted on.

I then dipped the mesh black (will get some close up pics tomorrow).
Took some roads shots, not the best pics to show it off though, looks better in person.

And the light show.


If anyone is interested in this idea, feel free to post any questions.
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:13 AM
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Very nice! Definitely looks better with the thicker mesh. Great job on this Brandon!
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Old 05-03-2014, 03:24 AM
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Very nice! Definitely looks better with the thicker mesh. Great job on this Brandon!
Thanks a lot man Was the thickest mesh I could find. Now I just have to way to mesh left over
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Def very creative and amazing job.
for the DIY
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Cool mod did you mount lights behind it too
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Old 05-03-2014, 01:26 PM
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Cool mod did you mount lights behind it too
Last year I installed an led strip behind it. I made a write up/ how to thread. I will dig it up tonight, currently on my phone at work.
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Looks awesome! I would love to do something like this on my 4th gen, maybe I can get lucky and find a used grill somewhere
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Looks awesome! I would love to do something like this on my 4th gen, maybe I can get lucky and find a used grill somewhere
In my hunt for a grille, I could find hundreds of grilles for every gen except 06-08. Somehow I just ended up on a random scrap yard site that is located all across Canada. They had 1 grille 30 mins from my house and my bud was going out that way so picked it up for me.
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Old 05-03-2014, 06:42 PM
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Heres another pic of the grille.

And just a nice pic.
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So far the grille is holding up excellent.
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