February 2, 2007Guess what this is and what I'm doing with it.
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February 2, 2007uhmm.. something on your car?? lol no clue.. what are you modding now tim?
BTW i got your email.. and i looked for them in our shop..cant find em. Gonna ask my dad about them. I'll let ya know somethin tomorrow if your still interested in finding them.
February 2, 2007Thanks for looking, and YES, I'm VERY interested.
No guesses on the "mod"?
here's a hint: A V6 Grille
February 2, 2007ok.. my dad said what im talking about is used in electrical supply. He said hes not sure if they come in chrome or what. But im fairly sure i remember seeing them in chrome.. just check out lowes.. they should have something you can use lol
February 2, 2007ooo just now saw the picture! lol didnt load the first 2 times..
something with the lower grille?
February 2, 2007Lower grille is correct! We have a winner!!!
Chopped up a V6 grille to make me a lower grille.
With this particular chin spoiler, the stock lower grille wouldn't fit no way, no how. I got tired of looking at the cavernous opening. So I cut up an old V6 grille.
Without the grille:
February 2, 2007ah.. i like it! Nice and subtle
February 2, 2007Looks Cool! Can you center the running horse? I think it would look better centered or without.
February 2, 2007Well, that presents two problems and believe me, I thrashed around in my sleep over this.
To center the pony vertically, I would have to trim part of the grille off the top AND the bottom. In doing that, I not only lose the grille's outer lip on the top, but also on the bottom and that makes mounting difficult. It also puts a rough cut of raw honeycomb edge on top of the inner ring of my chin spoiler opening with no real way to secure it.
I chose to remove the excess from the top and leave myself the lower lip and to mount that flush on top of the floor of the chin spoiler's opening. In the photo below, you can see the rivets that hold the two together. After much careful trimming and reshaping with the heat gun, I got it where I wanted it and riveted it in. I'll paint those rivets tomorrow.
Secondly, if I left the horse off entirely, there is still the molded horse shaped relief the chrome pony sits in. So that would be a black horse essentially, with the chrome one removed.
All in all, it might be better to remove the chrome one and reinstall my license plate holder. Then no one would notice it either way, on or off.
The only thing that sucks is that when I started this thread, I checked the "Email me when someone replies to this topic" box and not one email has come my way!
February 2, 2007Well, I spoke WAY too soon. Holly's first reply was emailed to me just now. An hour and 20 minutes after her post.
Server must be rusty!
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