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Old 07-21-2009, 02:07 AM
Partsman Partsman is offline
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Default "Flow-Thru" Rear Bumper Grilles

I was experimenting today to see what it would take to make the stock rear bumper grilles an actual grille, instead of a solid piece of plastic.

I wanted to use the stock ones because they are designed for the rear bumper cover and just snap right in, but I hate having fake/simulated grilles... so after about an hour on the belt sander which included cleaning up/trimming each opening with an x-acto knife, I ended up with this...

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...I did remove a lot of plastic and the grille itself turns out being much thinner, but once you snap it into place, it's fine.

The stock solid "grille" on the drivers side will meet the belt sander soon, just didn't have time today.

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