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post #61 of 246 Old 03-05-2010, 10:14 PM
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Connar I'm going be doing this to my 1998 XJ soon. I know I have to cut out the original spacer/fins in between the grill slots and want to figure out what to use without hacking up the grill. I have a pencil grinder with small cutoff disk but no air compressor

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post #62 of 246 Old 03-12-2010, 10:46 PM
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Can anyone tell me where the bases are in Lowes/home depot. I can't seem to find them on their website or Commercial Electrics website. I'm not sure what the name of the part is.
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post #63 of 246 Old 03-12-2010, 11:57 PM
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Can anyone tell me where the bases are in Lowes/home depot. I can't seem to find them on their website or Commercial Electrics website. I'm not sure what the name of the part is.
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Catamount® 1 In. x 1 In. 100-Pack Mounting Bases For Cable Ties, Natural - 10100C at The Home Depot
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post #64 of 246 Old 03-13-2010, 12:02 PM
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Thank you JLC08JK, heading to lowes or home depot now.
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Thank you JLC08JK, heading to lowes or home depot now.
Be sure you read my post on this issue..
Otherwise you might end up doing it twice....
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post #66 of 246 Old 03-13-2010, 01:12 PM
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I read your OP, I planned on using the gel super glue or epoxy. Aluminum mesh painted black. I still have to see if I have to modify the grill since this is for my XJ

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post #67 of 246 Old 03-13-2010, 01:53 PM
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Heading to Lowes now! Do you need a screwdriver to take out the marker lights??
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post #68 of 246 Old 03-13-2010, 06:41 PM
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All done! Took me about an hour to get the mesh on. The little "screws" that held the grille in are a pain in the butt to get out. Only two of them unscrewed, the other ones I had to pry off w/ a screwdriver...

Also, FYI, Home depot didn't have the plastic mesh. All they had was the metal. I might end up remaking this in metal later this summer, because the plastic seems really weak like it'll break if something hits it, like a branch or a rock or something. I'll find out thought!




GREAT MOD, and THANKS FOR THE INFO!!!

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post #69 of 246 Old 03-13-2010, 06:43 PM
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did u use the metal or the plastic mesh? I went to lowes and found the anchors but the gutter gaurd they had were like long strips that were prebent and really skinny. I have to check home depot. So didn't get to finish today.
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did u use the metal or the plastic mesh? I went to lowes and found the anchors but the gutter gaurd they had were like long strips that were prebent and really skinny. I have to check home depot. So didn't get to finish today.
I used the plastic mesh that I got at Lowe's. Home depot didn't have it, all they had was the metal prebent stuff.
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post #71 of 246 Old 03-14-2010, 10:45 AM
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After seeing this thread, i went out to the garage and found some 1/2" mesh (it will be heavier duty than plastic gutter guard, imo)... it comes in a large roll, so i was able to use one peice to cover the grille. I painted it flat black (it came galvanized). The grille was realle easy to pop off... took maybe a minute, all I did was give each plastic screw a few turns then pulled them out by hand, then the grille pops out at the bottom, unplug the two park lights and you're done! I followed the same procedure as the others, using the plastic retainers and zip-ties... a tip for anyone having problems with the plastic retainers, is not to use a screwdriver to pry, but use a pair of sidecutters get under the washer/head and pry them up gently...you won't mess them up that way.

here is the finished product, too bad I took a pic after I got the jeep all dirty this week!

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The jeep or the grille? I went with the larger 1/2" welded wire mesh so that you can still use a power wash wand in there to clean the grille...

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post #74 of 246 Old 03-16-2010, 05:13 AM
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Awesome mod! I did this last night. It cost me 20 bucks and a little over an hour! Looks great!

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