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Old 07-23-2009, 09:16 PM
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I dig it.
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Old 07-24-2009, 12:24 AM
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i really like the look of that, i really hate the look of non-functional grilles, even if the those piece's dont really have a performance enhancing function, i think it looks a lot better drilled out
I agree...fake grilles just don't make sense to me. It does look much better open.
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That turned out really nice!
Did you just cut the heat shield normally visible through the grill's?
That turned out well and I've been meaning to take car of mine since I still have them underneath the Grillcraft grills in the rear, I couldn't stand the heat shield visible through them so I left the plastic in place instead, seeing this done makes me want to finish that up properly.
Thanks. I removed the heat shielding completely when I installed the R56 MCS muffler on my car...everything is pretty much wide open under there with it gone. I am going to install the R56 MCS heat shielding though.
You can just trim your heat shielding so that you can't see it through the grilles.

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Old 07-24-2009, 01:59 AM
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kewl, looks great.
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Old 07-24-2009, 01:14 PM
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kewl, looks great.
Thanks man!
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Old 07-28-2009, 12:58 AM
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My drivers' side grille met the Bridgeport miller at my friend's shop today, and it was like TEN times easier to do than the belt sander.
I screwed the grille down in nine different places(around the edge or the "flange" of the grille) to a piece of aluminum so I could clamp it in the machine. After about 5 or so passes(it was a small bit) it was done. It still required (very little) clean up afterward with an X-acto, which I don't think can be avoided.

Anyway, now I have a matched set...

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Old 07-28-2009, 04:18 AM
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Nice work man . Similar look to these with about 2% of the price LOL

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Old 07-29-2009, 12:36 AM
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Nice work man . Similar look to these with about 2% of the price LOL

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Thanks man...lol, yea they just cost a little time up at my friend's shop, Nutmeg Tool.
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:37 AM
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I tried to do this but it started to take way more time than I thought, so I just took them off completely. I actually think it looks kind of cool. You see the control arms, coils, and exhaust.
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Old 07-29-2009, 09:58 PM
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Looks good, man. Always wanted to do this but always figured it'd take too much time lol. Maybe not so bad with a dremel tool.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:01 PM
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love these kinds of mods well done
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:46 AM
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Looks good, man. Always wanted to do this but always figured it'd take too much time lol. Maybe not so bad with a dremel tool.
Thanks man...I tried a Dremel a long time ago on a different set and it didn't work out to well. Maybe I had the RPMs on the tool set too high, or just didn't have the patience...it just wasn't working for me.
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love these kinds of mods well done
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:52 AM
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I tried to do this but it started to take way more time than I thought, so I just took them off completely. I actually think it looks kind of cool. You see the control arms, coils, and exhaust.
I was running without them for a while... and it does look cool, but also makes the bumper look unfinished. If I were to leave them out, I would trim the tabs off the bumper that hold the grilles.
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Old 09-16-2009, 01:17 AM
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Now with the GP rear bumper trim...
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:42 AM
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Sweet! My GP rear should be here any day.
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Old 09-16-2009, 02:58 AM
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Cool...are you doing the both inserts and the trim?
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