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Old 09-08-2012, 01:56 PM   #1
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Grille inserts?

Aloha!! First post and I'm wondering if any of you have made your own inserts? If so, with what? Mahalos!!

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Old 09-08-2012, 04:29 PM   #2
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Aloha!! First post and I'm wondering if any of you have made your own inserts? If so, with what? Mahalos!!
Aloha, HawaiiJosh!

Welcome to the forum! Since you are posting in this section, I'm assuming you have a TJ.

TJ's have mostly one option - inserts. Most folks buy the inserts online, and just place them into the slot in the grill. See below pic.

Some have fabricated a one piece grill to use on the inside, between the radiator and the grill. This is significantly more difficult because you have to remove the radiator in order to get anything that would hold up, inserted between them. But, this could be a lot cheaper, and personally, much better looking.

Keep searching here on the forum. You'll get lots of ideas on how to make it cheap, and make it your own.

Pomaika'I!

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Old 09-08-2012, 05:00 PM   #3
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I got some scrap aluminum from a fab shop for cheap. They cut it for me. Not sure about TJ installation. I took the grill off and attached it with zip ties and zip tie mounts with gortilla glue.

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yeah, TJ grills wont detach like JK grills do. <envious>

I like the idea of putting something behind the grill, instead of the inserts. Problem is getting to the inside of the grill - it's pretty damn difficult! Taking the radiator out is the best way, if you go this route.
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Old 09-08-2012, 06:32 PM   #5
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Old 09-08-2012, 09:18 PM   #6
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Yep, I tried that too. Even with small hands, it's difficult to do. Again, the TJ grill doesn't unbolt like the JK does.
The square blocks won't stay on by the sticky back. Gotta use gorilla glue or some other glue to hold the squares in place.

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