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Front Grill (no fab required)

Posted by BLACK'98DSM, Mar 12, 2019

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  1. BLACK'98DSM

    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    I'm sure this has been asked before, but I am looking very specifically. I want a metal vented grill that requires very little custom fabrication for a low price. I see some very interesting ones that I love but they cost $190-250. I have no problem spending that much on my car, but not on something that I know only cost a few dollars to make and that is something that will take roadwear and damage. Thanks for your help
     

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    BLACK'98DSM Proven Member

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    1998 Mitsubishi Eclipse N/T
    fwd · manual · 2G DSM

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    2009 Troy Bilt Bronco
    rwd · automatic · Misc Vehicles

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    2012 Murray Explorer Dune
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  3. dustyboner

    dustyboner DSM Wiseman

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    back in the day, autozone used to sell universal aluminum mesh grill inserts.
    i pulled the bumper to install it. I just cut the mesh and bent it to fit. Then used a couple small pieces of wire to hold it in place and used a little fiberglass resin to bond it to the back side of the bumper.

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  4. jinscho

    jinscho Proven Member

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    Home Depot.. go over by the rain gutters.. mesh gutter guard.

    I painted it gloss black and secured it with a couple of well placed zip ties, but the previously mentioned fiberglass method sounds like a better route. Yes it's minor fab work to bend the mesh around the corners and secure it with the glass.. but I doubt you'll find anything that doesn't require some small amount of fab.
     

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  5. Techn0Nut1996

    Techn0Nut1996 Supporting Member

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    ^ That is that I did to my car back in HS after a rock took a nice chunk out of my radiator, was very easy to do and worth the time and effort rather than spending more than $20 on a pre-made one.
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