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The front mesh I had originally done on my car looked okay, but some places werent perfect and it annoyed me. So out came the grinder and I shaved off about a 1/4 off the inside of the opening to eliminate the existing front grill holes. I then filed it even and put the mesh behind the clam without taking the clam off, looks way cleaner than before and I am finally happy with how it looks after going through four previous trial front grills. Also got a sector111 rear badge courtesy of '5qf3764b' and slapped that on there. Took some pics of both along with the other mesh replacement pieces...





















 

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^^^^cool effect with the lights :)
 

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The mesh is looking great!
 

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a nikon d40, i cut off the radiator veins and then fiberglassed the holes smooth. Then I filled them with body filler and got them plastic coated. The side scoops and raditor pieces were a total pain to smooth.
 

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Madden - You are the artist of this forum. :bow: I always love to see your stuff.
 

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did you post earlier about how you went about installing those fronts? looks really clean? did you use the custom car grills mesh? thanks im trying to get this done
 

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NICE!

+1 Hands down, the best custom grill mesh I've ever seen :bow:

I was planning on ordering an OEM replacement for my missing front clam side inlets, but you've inspired me.

Please post your custom grill information (type/size/etc.) and where to buy. This will be my first experience with this type of mod but I'm looking forward to it. I want my AR to look just like yours (except for color of course)! Thanks.
 

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glad you like it. I used the xxl powder coated black mesh from customcargrills.com
The fronts took me about four trial versions before I got it looking good.
I dremeled off the oil cooler tabs and also grinded off about 1/2 inch from the front opening. The front opening I attatched with zip ties to the pre existing grill brackets. For the oil cooler grills I took off the undertray and was able to hold them on with epoxy resin. I also stuck a bolt through the the top of the oil cooler grills were the existing screw for the stock grills went.
 
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