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    JK Newbie ponpeta's Avatar
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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.
    07 JK 4dr X Black, Dual Tops, Towing
    3.25" Rusty's Lift, Daystar 3/4" spacers
    315/75R16 BFG M/T
    16"x 8" American Racing Baja's
    AEM Brute Force Intake
    Cobra and Firestick
    KC Slim lights and mounts
    Custom Grill Insert

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    thanks thats next up on my list of must do's.

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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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    I bought them at a Taylors hardware store.
    07 JK 4dr X Black, Dual Tops, Towing
    3.25" Rusty's Lift, Daystar 3/4" spacers
    315/75R16 BFG M/T
    16"x 8" American Racing Baja's
    AEM Brute Force Intake
    Cobra and Firestick
    KC Slim lights and mounts
    Custom Grill Insert

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    That turned out great. I may have to do this to my Jeep as well

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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!!!!!!
    Last edited by DBB888; 03-10-2007 at 12:44 PM.

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    Quote 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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    Default Added more info above

    hope it helps

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    very nice guys, ill be doing the same, thx for the write up


    Bamo

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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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    Steel Blue Metallic - AiROCK'd

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