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Old 05-09-2012, 05:47 PM   #1
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grill inserts finally came in today

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Old 05-09-2012, 05:57 PM   #2
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Cool. Looks good dood!

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Old 05-09-2012, 06:20 PM   #3
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Cool. Looks good dood!
It does, but is there any mesh behind the insert?
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:23 PM   #4
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It does, but is there any mesh behind the insert?
No mesh
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Old 05-09-2012, 06:28 PM   #5
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No mesh
Mesh is important. I had a rock hit mine so hard it tore it loose from the grill. Fortunately no damage, other than new paint on the mesh.
Had I not had the mesh, I would be looking at a new radiator or tranny cooler.

Love my mesh!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:09 PM   #6
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Mesh is important. I had a rock hit mine so hard it tore it loose from the grill. Fortunately no damage, other than new paint on the mesh.
Had I not had the mesh, I would be looking at a new radiator or tranny cooler.

Love my mesh!
that looks great, especially on my favorite color!
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:18 PM   #7
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Mesh is important. I had a rock hit mine so hard it tore it loose from the grill. Fortunately no damage, other than new paint on the mesh.
Had I not had the mesh, I would be looking at a new radiator or tranny cooler.

Love my mesh!


Where did you get these?
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Old 05-09-2012, 07:21 PM   #8
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Someone used those inserts to attach mesh to the grill. I believe they bolted the mesh to the inserts instead of sticking it to the back of the grill.
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Mesh is important. I had a rock hit mine so hard it tore it loose from the grill. Fortunately no damage, other than new paint on the mesh.
Had I not had the mesh, I would be looking at a new radiator or tranny cooler.

Love my mesh!
I'll second that.
I saw a marked amount of small dings in my rad and installed a black stainless mesh grill insert for the same reason.

Those grill openings are big enough to let some potentially damaging stuff sail right on through.
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Old 05-11-2012, 08:12 AM   #10
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Where did you get these?

I picked up the metal at Lowes. I saw another owner's post and asked him the same thing.
When I finally got tired of walking up and down every isle at Lowes I finally asked a guy if they had any "expanded metal". He took me to the isle with the assorted 'long pieces' and in a flat box stuffed along side, was a packet of expanded metal that they advertised as being for a grill. It appears to be galvanized.

I put 4 coats of Krylon on it and used the plastic clips from the electrical area.
The sticky crap on the back isn't worth a hill of beans. Scrape off the stick'em and use a decent glue. I used Gorilla glue because I didn't have JB weld.
Zip tie them on and you are all set.

It took two pieces of metal to completely do the grill. One full sheet took care of all but one opening, so I had to buy a second one to fill the last slot. It think that it looks great, and it worked like a charm.

Kudos to the guys that came up with this mod!

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