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Unread 06-14-2009, 06:03 PM   #46
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it really cleans up the front end, not seeing the radiator staring back at you when you look is so nice. I think it was a good investment.

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Unread 06-15-2009, 12:33 PM   #47
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I did the mod this morning. I had to go to Lowes to get the supplies, as Home Depot did not have them. I used 50 of the anchors and around 60 cable ties. I added super glue to the anchors. Hopefully, they will hold. The finished product looks great, thanks for posting this mod.
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Unread 06-15-2009, 12:40 PM   #48
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shoe goo will hold those anchors well
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Unread 06-23-2009, 09:15 PM   #49
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Awesome cheap mod. Heading to home depot this weekend. I meant Lowes.

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Unread 06-24-2009, 07:52 PM   #50
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So I got it all together. I used the aluminum mesh and painted it. I would reccomend using the plastic black because I think that the paint will come off within a month. When it does I'm switching it over to the plastic stuff. Still it beats paying $200 for the prefab ones.
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Unread 06-27-2009, 10:22 PM   #51
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Just did this one today. This ranks as one of the top three cheap mods you can do, along with drilling a drain hole in the mirrors and painting the muffler with hi-temp black paint. Looks fantastic.
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Unread 06-27-2009, 10:45 PM   #52
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ill be doing this in the next couple of days for sure! is the grill that easy to take off?
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Unread 06-27-2009, 10:48 PM   #53
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is the grill that easy to take off?
Yes, it is extremely easy to take off. The hardest part is getting the turn signals in and out, which you could teach a retarded monkey to do in about 30 seconds.......its crazy easy
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Unread 06-28-2009, 05:13 PM   #54
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just finished putting this in, costed me about 12 dollars and took maybe 40 min of actually work time and 2 hours of waiting to make sure the glue was dried. now to see how it stays on.

looks great!
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Unread 06-30-2009, 08:51 AM   #55
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I did this mod and it only cost me a little over 8 dollars. But I thought I bought enough of those plastic things that the zip ties go through to have 3 between each slot, but I only had enough for 2 between each slot. I did that, and super glued it to the grill. It held up for a few weeks but I had to take the Jeep to the dealership for a leak in the thermostat housing, and they put it through their car wash which pulled the plastic things off of the double sided tape. now I have to go back and super glue those back together and when I do that, I will go ahead and add another one to each slot.
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Unread 02-17-2010, 10:20 PM   #56
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I did this to my dads new rubicon. i took pics but i cannot post them. Lowes sells the material. i asked the guy if he had mounting basses and i was like im making a really nice grill for my jeep and he reluctantly pointed me in the right direction. I found that the plastic gurd has some inperfections in the spacing of the squares every few feet or so. Just wanted to let future grill modders to be aware or the material before you cut and mount it.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 09:59 AM   #57
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This is not right !!!!

Someone is cashing in on this idea !! Check out this Ebay listing !!!

JEEP WRANGLER JK BLACK MESH GRILLE GUARD 10 09 08 07 : eBay Motors (item 180469998424 end time Feb-25-10 16:59:34 PST)

This is not right.... people share their ideas on here to help others out !!

Not help others steal the idea and make money off of it !!!!
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Unread 02-18-2010, 10:24 AM   #58
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Someone is cashing in on this idea !! Check out this Ebay listing !!!

JEEP WRANGLER JK BLACK MESH GRILLE GUARD 10 09 08 07 : eBay Motors (item 180469998424 end time Feb-25-10 16:59:34 PST)

This is not right.... people share their ideas on here to help others out !!

Not help others steal the idea and make money off of it !!!!
Whoever spends that kind of money on that mod, is an idiot and deserves to spend way too much.
Also, most people that want to do this mod, would know how to do it themselves i'd bet...
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Unread 02-18-2010, 12:30 PM   #59
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I tried the plastic first, after a month in the florida sun (and a couple of small bird/large bug hits) the stuff looked like crap, so I bought stainless mesh (pricey, about $50 for enough to do it twice), primed it, rattlecanned it twice. So far (6 months) I've barely had any retouching to do, which is simple- spray a little paint into the cap and use a qtip to dab on the spots. Best solution would be to have a paint shop hit it.

Superglue those ziptie anchors, the adhesive won't usually hold that long. Maybe again it's a heat issue. And I used a bunch- probably 50. The more, the better it will look and retain the shape.

One hint with the steel mesh- work from one corner to the opposite corner, and run 5 anchors down each slot side. Start the zipties just a bit, enough to hold the mesh in place but don't tighten them down until all of them are in place.
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Unread 02-18-2010, 07:25 PM   #60
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Whoever spends that kind of money on that mod, is an idiot and deserves to spend way too much.
Also, most people that want to do this mod, would know how to do it themselves i'd bet...
It is still not right to take advantage of some elses idea like that.....people stink
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