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09-19-2012 10:04 AM
Gobliz Subscribed. Can't wait to see it installed.
09-19-2012 09:05 AM
bluebullet Thanks

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09-19-2012 12:35 AM
Nettalp Lookin good so far
09-18-2012 03:35 PM
bluebullet I get it now
I'm not worried about the gap, not a big deal for me
Thanks for the input though

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09-18-2012 02:53 PM
hurtinfocus I'm just saying...... (I just googled for a pic)

see how there is the gap from the top of the grill to the hood? this is usually overlooked because it is done on purpose to follow the design of the grille while giving you comfortable access to the latch when the hood must be popped. That gap is not there on the euro grilles which is why when people install euro grilles they have to notch the top of them to allow access to the latch mechanism

All I'm saying is since you haven't modified the perimeter of the grill frame, it's still going to have that 1/4" +/- gap at that top to the hood. If the perimeter frame was cut and lengthened to be flush to the hood, the headlights, AND the would be a killer end result.

Not trying to bash, just trying to provide the details of my own experience and where I felt I fell short when I did mine.
09-18-2012 02:34 PM
bluebullet Not yet
It hasn't lost it's shape from what I can tell

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09-18-2012 01:03 PM
hurtinfocus did you test fit your hadndi-work on the car yet? I remember trying this same project a few years ago and the issue I had was that the top of the grille doesn't meet the actual hood, it has a gap almost the same distance and there was between each of the horizontal "slats" in the stock grill for a look of continuity.... when I made mine and put it on that gap made it look like a poorly-fitting chinese part.
09-18-2012 12:59 PM
Mile30 Looks good so far!
09-18-2012 12:33 PM
bluebullet Putting its first coat of putty :)

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09-17-2012 03:48 PM
bluebullet its spot putty that i'm using to fill in the pits
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