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post #1 of 61 Old 03-20-2013, 12:25 PM Thread Starter
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My Attempt At The Mesh Grill Mod

It's cheap, easy, and doesn't look bad. And my Jeep bug is in full force so I was climbing up the walls trying to figure out what I could do to my Jeep (for cheap).

I also wanted a black "JEEP" nameplate for the grill but didn't trust myself with pulling the emblem off and painting it so I was able to find a black one for $10 on ebay (saw it for $40+ on other sites).

All you need is a roll of gutter guard from Lowe's ($4), and some packs of mounting bases ($2/pk) and some cable ties. (I ran out of cable ties with one slot left and had to use floss and rubber bands to hold that piece in while I drove to Walmart for more ties.



The grill.


The mounting bases you will need.


Bases applied to the back of the grill.


Black JEEP emblem.


The finished product. (I apologize, awkward lighting so it's kinda hard to see it all)





DON'T FORGET TO UNHOOK YOUR SIGNAL LIGHTS BEFORE RIPPING THE GRILL OUT

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post #2 of 61 Old 03-20-2013, 01:05 PM
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where did you find the black emblem

I have attention defiiiii hey is that a rabbit?

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on the back side, there are three in the middle where the mounts for the grill are just below the open slots. Do you have the stickies there as well? Are they just not visible form that angle?

It looks good though, I can't wait to do mine.
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where did you find the black emblem
Galen Auto Group or something like that on ebay. They're from Florida. Here ya go, http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-2013-Je...6d2fdb&vxp=mtr
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on the back side, there are three in the middle where the mounts for the grill are just below the open slots. Do you have the stickies there as well? Are they just not visible form that angle?

It looks good though, I can't wait to do mine.
No stickies there, didn't have the room, but the guard was tight enough and other stickies were close enough that I don't think it'll be a problem.
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Galen Auto Group or something like that on ebay. They're from Florida. Here ya go, http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-2013-Je...6d2fdb&vxp=mtr
thanks I bought them

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thanks I bought them
You're welcome. Post pics when you get the new emblem in!
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Thanks for the info just ordered the decals always hated the chrome ones. My jeep is detonator yellow so It should look cool Can't wait for them to come in.
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Thanks for the info just ordered the decals always hated the chrome ones. My jeep is detonator yellow so It should look cool Can't wait for them to come in.
yup me too cannot stand the chrome it stands out.

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Especially if you have a lot of black accents like wheels and bumpers and whatnot, the black emblem adds more to it.
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Galen Auto Group or something like that on ebay. They're from Florida. Here ya go, http://www.ebay.com/itm/2012-2013-Je...6d2fdb&vxp=mtr
sweet, those will look good on my white JK.
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Looks great. I've already done the grill inserts and now may order the emblem. Was it tough to get the old one off? I took off the side decals and dealer emblem. Just used a hair dryer to heat up and then some goof off to clean up. Is that all it takes for the Jeep emblem?

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Looks great. I've already done the grill inserts and now may order the emblem. Was it tough to get the old one off? I took off the side decals and dealer emblem. Just used a hair dryer to heat up and then some goof off to clean up. Is that all it takes for the Jeep emblem?
Yeah I just took a hair dryer to it for a minute or two and they came right off. You'll need to clean the excess gunk from the adhesive but it isn't a big deal.
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Looks good! I like you style.....you have good taste.

I wasn't a big fan of the chrome emblem as well.



You can also get it on Amazon if you don't have an eBay account

http://www.amazon.com/WRANGLER-ALTIT...ck+jeep+emblem
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post #15 of 61 Old 03-21-2013, 01:06 PM
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What's the feeling on the plastic gutter guard vs the metal stuff? Just as good? I want to do this mod to my Jeep soon and if the plastic stuff works well, it cuts down on painting.
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