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Old 11-20-2011, 12:09 AM
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Default Oracle Nose Job

It's a well known fact the Oracle kit is ugly. However, i'm going to see this through.
The new body man is at the point of attempting the grilles. Have not seen anything that could look aesthetically pleasing to fall into place. The look needs 3D or depth not a flat
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This will happen very quick & if anyone has idea, throw it down or PM me.

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Old 11-20-2011, 12:14 AM
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Umm, very interesting. I think Rally and someone else was suggesting using a factory grill. If its not wide enough, then fuse two of them together maybe ?
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Old 11-20-2011, 12:59 AM
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Yah my suggestion is using some kind of OEM grille which are usually a nice thick 3d mesh. I bet one of the variants is wide enough....if not just plasti-weld two together.
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Old 11-20-2011, 02:11 AM
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Somebody say Oracle nose job?

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Old 11-21-2011, 12:12 PM
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Umm, very interesting. I think Rally and someone else was suggesting using a factory grill. If its not wide enough, then fuse two of them together maybe ?
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Yah my suggestion is using some kind of OEM grille which are usually a nice thick 3d mesh. I bet one of the variants is wide enough....if not just plasti-weld two together.
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Thanks Rally. Didn't want to bother you. There's only so much one can put on their plate.
Mesh seems to be the answer but hoping on different route.

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Old 11-21-2011, 12:22 PM
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Black honeycomb plastic mesh seems most logical route.
If anyone has enough or leads PM me & I'll take it off your hands.
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The thing that always put me off of that front bumper is that the bumpers radius on all the edges is to large and makes it look so soft. If there were more defined edges, i think i personally would like it a lot more. Also, that kidney grill is sooo damn large.

I really think what you have done so far is a great improvement. Personally, i still think the Aero and variants from it are the best looking for the 1st gens.
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If it were my project...

I'd make up two wooden bucks, one for each side. Then go HERE and buy some mesh and shape it over top of each form.
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Go with a 3 dimensional "Egg Crate" grill, maybe.

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Go with a 3 dimensional "Egg Crate" grill, maybe.

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Maybe someday but much more simple approach is calling my name.


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I'd make up two wooden bucks, one for each side. Then go HERE and buy some mesh and shape it over top of each form.
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Went through & most everything is punched stock or billet.
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Old 11-22-2011, 02:37 AM
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If it were my project...

I'd make up two wooden bucks, one for each side. Then go HERE and buy some mesh and shape it over top of each form.
That's what he's trying to avoid, though. Thin metal mesh grilles look like garbage 90% of the time.
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Looking at it more, for the bottom grill, a factory Aero grill would be more then large enough to take care of. The upper area might be a bit more challenging though. I imagine you are going to do some fiberglass work around the driving lights ? (BTW i really like the addition of those)
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Not thin stamped metal, the diamond weave stuff that it welded small diameter wire. Its the same stuff they make things like Strut grilles out of. It looks very high end. The same stuff comes on CTS-V's.
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Old 11-22-2011, 03:54 AM
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That stuff looks super cheap and ghetto to me....both on strut grilles and the cts-v. Home depot chicken wire.
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Entirely to ghetto IMO.
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