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Aurelius Pardus
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Sweet......thanks Josh (02SilverSVT) for sending me that SVT grille [thumb] sorry the pics are a bit late, but I finally have computer access! [woot]

yeah I love it, I don't seem to have that driver's side sagging issue that you said it had..... lol, now lemme give you a story about how I installed it [popcorn]

I had about fifteen minutes before the movie started.....got this done in about 7 due to lack of ratchet (damn you whoever stole it, lol) so I had to improvise....the screws were easy to get off for the cover, but then for the top bolts, I had to use a pipe wrench.....yes it worked for those two, but the bottom two I couldn't get a grip with those things, so I took a (and now I forgot) ratchet bit and put it on the bolt, then I got some mini wrenches out (whatever I could find...... I didn't have time, lol.) stuck the open faced part of it in the square where the ratchet would fit, then in the box end of it, took a hex wrench and just turned..... hey whaddya know, it worked!!! to quote the Haynes Manual "Installation is a reversal of removal." [:D]

now....pics time! [woot]









wow... with this flash on, the car looks awful....weak spots in the paint, and colormatch fail on the bumper repair (and yes, eyelids and mirror caps :|)


Thank'ya kindly, Josh [neener] no really.... I mean it [giggle]
 

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Ha, yeah, you can see the braces from under the hood. Must be condensation and the heat from the engine.

Your eye brows are nicely color matched. And grill is a nice upgrade.
 

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yeah lol I know...... I don't know why though, I haven't driven it for at least a month. lol. I guess that's just how it is, look at this picture after some snow has melted. you can see the braces here, too.... lol.


that was a bit annoying, but still made me laugh :B
 

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i saw this lastnight but didnt post cuz i was sleepy lolz... i came back today to say it looks good! keep it up!
 

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i saw this lastnight but didnt post cuz i was sleepy lolz... i came back today to say it looks good! keep it up!
lol thanks for comin back [wave] I know, I looked at it and I'm like..."oh, 40 somethin views. lol" but nobody ever goes by that. ever.

I do love looking at it..... and just for the hell of it, I think I might be getting my friend with the ST to join. woot.
 

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^ hey don't worry....... just watch out cause you may be missing some headlights.... OH and about half your car.... just sayin [;)]
 

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looks good. much better than the stock bar grille.
 

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Aurelius Pardus
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no need to "catch".... just a nice little fender bender on your part, thus immobilizing your vehicle. and obviously I wouldn't care about my bumper, I'd just have to disable the airbags first, lol. [grinking]

I guess I call it "Harvesting the Pumkin" [rofl]
 

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Its an upgrade from the stock grill. Looks pretty good man.
yeah definitely upgrade..... I just hated the plastic lines that ran across, and over the turneys.... :)
 

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the grille looks awesome on there, and you can't beat free plus shipping [rofl]

that's good to hear that those broken tabs aren't affecting it at all......now nightshade those turn signals!!! lol
 

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lol! well thanks, man...... haha when I repaint it the same color, maybe I wont put the pinstripes back on.... but I do kinda like them [thumb]
 

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don't repaint it the same color....do a comp orange sedan with an SVT front and an 05 rear conversion with the SAP bumper and diffuser.....that'd be major sechzy time
 

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hmm that is something I was thinking about......the rear end conversion. Though orange is my favorite color, I don't think I'd do that lol. it'd look sweet but it's not for me :B. sticking with gold [thumb] and the pinstripe :D. yeah I did want a rear bumper, unless I could find one that looks like the rear SVT, or make one myself (hell yes)
 
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