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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:34 PM   #1
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Mesh Grill Done!

Used 20ga Aluminum expanded metal and coated it with rustoleum bed-liner, used the typical zip tie with super glued connectors on the grill.

Finished Product:


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Close-Up of Zip Tie connectors



Aluminum Mesh....$50
Two Cans of Bed Liner .....$14
Misc Zip Ties and connectors....$10

My Time doing it by myself in the basement drinking beer.......PRICELESS!

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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:51 PM   #2
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Looks awsome dude ..... did mine very similar except galv. steel mesh satin black rustolium .
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:52 PM   #3
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Used 20ga Aluminum expanded metal and coated it with rustoleum bed-liner, used the typical zip tie with super glued connectors on the grill.

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looks good! i did something similar on my TJ, but it didnt turn out so well
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Unread 07-19-2010, 08:52 PM   #4
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That is exactly what I want to do. Thanks for the post! Where did you get the aluminum from?

Curious... have you ever seen one done with chainmail?
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Unread 07-19-2010, 09:21 PM   #5
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Before I got my new grille, I did mine like yours too except I used plastic wire mesh.
I will post a picture when I can upload pics
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Unread 07-19-2010, 09:34 PM   #6
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Looks good, thinking of doing something like this in my next list of mods
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Unread 07-19-2010, 09:38 PM   #7
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I did mine over a year ago ( http://www.jeepforum.com/forum/f96/m...d-pics-784840/ ) with the plastic mesh and it still looks great. The only fixes it has needed is I pull all of the loose bases off and super glued them down (I didn't do it the first time). I have been thinking about taking the plastic out eventually and replacing it with metal.

Nice job!
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Unread 07-20-2010, 07:08 AM   #8
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That is exactly what I want to do. Thanks for the post! Where did you get the aluminum from?

Curious... have you ever seen one done with chainmail?
McMaster-Carr search for decorative metal sheets you'll see it! from there you can go stainless or aluminum etc.

I used aluminum but you can use stainless or whatever you prefer. The aluminum seemed to work great, soft enough to pull tight and light enough that once you pull it in place it stays.

Either way you go you'll need to wash the machine oil off of the stainless or aluminum, i just washed it in the kitchen sink and used Dawn, came right off
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Unread 07-20-2010, 02:17 PM   #9
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First off, the grill mods that you guys do look great. I hope this doesnít sound like Iím negative in any way, but is there a reason for this mod other than for looks? It seams to be quite popular. I just like to learn and understand things. Thanks.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 02:37 PM   #10
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First off, the grill mods that you guys do look great. I hope this doesnít sound like Iím negative in any way, but is there a reason for this mod other than for looks? It seams to be quite popular. I just like to learn and understand things. Thanks.
I like the looks Plus this will hopefully keep 60 to 70% of the debris out of the radiator, big bugs, butterflies etc. etc... i noticed after driving at night mine had several critters in it so i brushed it out and began gathering materials for the grill mod.

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Unread 07-20-2010, 02:47 PM   #11
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Love the grill, good job!!

I had my Jeep for all of 10 minutes before I decided I needed to put "something" there to keep birds out of the radiator.... (Bought a Jeep last week)

I found a Quadratec (sp) magazine and noticed they make some for $85 bucks. Has anybody you know bought these? I like making stuff myself, like you have done.... but I am pretty busy right now... Not sure how tough the store bought ones would be.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 04:06 PM   #12
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I like the looks Plus this will hopefully keep 60 to 70% of the debris out of the radiator, big bugs, butterflies etc. etc... i noticed after driving at night mine had several critters in it so i brushed it out and began gathering materials for the grill mod.

I was thinking along those lines but wasnít quite sure. In my part of the country we also have some big critters but probably not in the numbers that you do.
Thanks for informing me.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 05:15 PM   #13
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Love the grill, good job!!

I had my Jeep for all of 10 minutes before I decided I needed to put "something" there to keep birds out of the radiator.... (Bought a Jeep last week)

I found a Quadratec (sp) magazine and noticed they make some for $85 bucks. Has anybody you know bought these? I like making stuff myself, like you have done.... but I am pretty busy right now... Not sure how tough the store bought ones would be.
Its the same as what he has done only with a higher price tag. Save yourself the money and do it yourself.
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Unread 07-20-2010, 09:46 PM   #14
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First off, the grill mods that you guys do look great. I hope this doesnít sound like Iím negative in any way, but is there a reason for this mod other than for looks? It seams to be quite popular. I just like to learn and understand things. Thanks.
I did it to stop rocks and stones from messing my A/C and rad . Which is why I went with galv. steel ....alum. would be a good second choice though . I priced stainless it was way to much . This mod will probably stop some branches as well ....once you kill your fingers scraping the adhesive off those pads and super glue them on I think the mesh would give before the hold downs go . Just sayin'
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Unread 07-22-2010, 01:31 PM   #15
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I bought one already made from one of the Jeep part companies. It really finishes the front, my main reason was like a lot of the comments, to keep larger pieces of debris from damaging the radiator.
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