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Old 03-05-2007, 04:57 PM
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I cut a piece of expanded aluminum metal 15" x 28". Primed and painted satin black and then notched out around the retaining clips for the grill, I used self adhesive zip tie blocks and trimmed them to fit between the grill slots. I used 3 on each slot of the grill and 3 on each end, all of them evenly spaced and used black zip ties to secure the grill insert in place.
All the materials came to around $25 or less.
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Old 03-05-2007, 05:03 PM
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thanks thats next up on my list of must do's.

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Old 03-06-2007, 11:29 AM
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Looks fantastic man. Where can I get my hands on the self adhesive zip tie blocks? Maybe theyre available in any auto parts store, but i dont recall seeing them before.
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Old 03-06-2007, 02:10 PM
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I bought them at a Taylors hardware store.
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Old 03-08-2007, 06:55 AM
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That turned out great. I may have to do this to my Jeep as well
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Old 03-08-2007, 07:09 PM
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I ordered mine through www.mcmaster.com
type in sheet metal
Click "Sheet Metal Products:
Click "Sheets,Bars,Strip, Cubes"
Thats for the sheet- 28.5x14

Part # 7582K12 for the zip tie cubes in black

I used Brake cleaner to clean the grill and black caliper paint to paint it.

Paint first so its ready for install!!



I Took out the 6 plastic screw- did by hand - hint hint


Pulled gently by the blinker- not to hard now its still connected


Pulled red tab out FIRST- then pulled plug out


Pulled bottom out


Have grill ready


Laid all the tie downs - 3 going down and one on each top hole


Zip tied each one using a small screwdriver to help get the tie up


Re Install the grill and Vuala!!



THANKS Ponpeta!!!!!!

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Old 03-08-2007, 08:19 PM
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Originally Posted by DBB888 View Post
I ordered mine through www.mcmaster.com type in sheet metal
Going to paint and install this weekend
Thanks! I like the different patterns McMaster has to offer....
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Old 03-10-2007, 12:58 PM
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hope it helps
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Old 03-13-2007, 09:00 PM
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very nice guys, ill be doing the same, thx for the write up


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Old 03-14-2007, 05:12 PM
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Excellent mod and write-up guys! Just did it myself and looks great!

As an fyi to others, you'll notice the grill is slightly bowed out, and when putting the screen insert in, you'll be best off trying to curve the expanded metal 'before' painting and installing -- that is only if you care and want to keep the entire bow in the grill.

As I was moddin' it, I checked a few times from the other side to see how it looked... Since my expanded metal was not curved, I figured it would bend to the grill -- but the grill bent to the metal... It doesn't look bad at all, I'm just a little too anal sometimes. The center sections of the grill are more flat now... Which... if you really think about it... this is two mods in one -- grill insert and grill flattener - like the previous jeeps (although the slant remains)..
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