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Old 03-07-2012, 03:09 AM   #1
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Current project on my SE

As some of you may know I bought my first of a few SVT stuff last year a upper grille.




Forget the cheesy driveway pose, but got it on the next day.



I searched and searched for a SVT front bumper and either I didn't have the money, or a couldn't afford it when I did. So I decided to add OEM fogs and I'll just make me a lower SVT grille so the front matches.

I bought a set of fogs off member 02ztsian.




I bought a brand new SVT lower from Rockauto.com




Then all I needed was a OEM ZX grille to locate the fogs and to help locate the soon to be hacked SVT grille. I found one a guy was willing to ship me from cali for cheap but rent was due so I held off for a week. Then I saw a very totaled focus in a thread while searching the forums one night. I saw the lower grille was just hanging on and appeared to be in good shape, so I PM'd the owner and low and behold it survived the wreck in good shape! He gave it to me for the price of shipping. Thank you again redzx!






I got the grille in today and it's in way better shape than I was expecting from his pictures he sent me. The only thing that is broke in the little plastic thing on the back side of the driver side all tabs are there and intact.




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Old 03-07-2012, 03:16 AM   #2
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Ok couple questions has anyone else done this? I've seen it done before but not in a long time. I'm thinking about just cutting out the three middle bars and using the outside from to give it a better fit and finish. Anyone know where I can buy a cheap plastic welder?
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Old 03-07-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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use a solder iron and just get a flat tip for it
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the SVT lower looks like it wouldn't fit flush in the bumper. would there be a gap where the fogs would be?
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saw this on Facebook. good luck and keep us updated
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I remember seeing that Focus that was wrecked on here. Good luck and your car looks good so far!
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the SVT lower looks like it wouldn't fit flush in the bumper. would there be a gap where the fogs would be?
Here's how it I hope it should look.



I want to try to fit it in the lower grille so it has a better fit so it looks factory.
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looks like you just cut it square and attach it somehow (im thinking zipties)
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looks like you just cut it square and attach it somehow (im thinking zipties)
I want it to look better than that I don't like the hacked sides I want it to looked finished. Bare with me on these quick mspaint photos.


I want to cut out the three bars and leave the outside frame.


Then cut the svt to fit inside so it has a better finished look. Then the grille will fit in like it spose to from the factory with the tabs.
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When i did it i hacked the ends off the svt the same length as the Inner stock grille, then cut the ends off the stock grill for the fogs, and then glued the fogs onto the ends of the honeycomb points, then fit it into the lower bumper. I used self tapping screws, on on each end to hold it into the bumper, then i just put the fogs in there, and ziptied a black ziptie around the center little post in the stock bumper.
Took me about 2 hours.

EDIT: i got my instructions from talking to Ehanock and Ncellidos, the people whos picture you used up there to show what you meant^^
x2 EDIT: you idea looks solid. I would just lay them over eachother, and use small seraded knife or sawzaw blade to cut it to the exact size, then use glue to hold it in the surround
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