I really like how the jk's can easily take off their grill and do their own DIY grill insert. The tj is way harder to take off so I tackled it without uninstalling the grill. I used the stainless steel gutter covers and cut them out each individually.
Here are some pics. The middle slot has an opening for the hood release.
I zip tied the crap out of the bottom grill slots in the middle and then just hid the zipties with the license plate. The whole thing was very tedious and now my wrists have a case of arthiritis.
you guys in your jk's....your grill is much easier to take off
hey.. those 8 pop in clips can be hard to pry out, and after you just yank the other tension clips out there's those pesky lights to disconnect, you actually have to twist em a full quarter turn to disengage em, and the grill piece, it must weigh like, at least 30 ounces or so... that's some work you're talking about there...
'71 DJ-5 (that isn't a typo)
'10 JKU Sport RHD
PO had a mesh cover SCREWED into my grill ( i still hate that A hole...)
So I took the screw out. bent the mesh in half. fed it behind the grill. unbent it. Put bolts through from the back, out the screw holes, added nuts, then nut caps. painted the mesh black eventually and thats what I run today. one of the first mods I did to my jeep before I ever found WF...
looks good though, gota love zip ties!
Ryan - A good eye, a light foot, and a smart rig. Bolt-ons are boring
I just zip ties a screen right over the front, i painted the screen black first. it has a utilitarian look but can barley be seen from a distance.
if you look closely here you can see it
my buddy has chrome inserts so we just took them out, zip tied screen to them, painted them black and slid them back in.
2001 TJ 4.0L Automatic, D35/30, both hard and soft top, full doors,JKS quicker Disconnects, 31" discoverer ATR, American racing 767 offset 15" wheel. ProComp Genuine steel bumpers front and back. glass pack muffler, Rugged Ridge extended fender flares, 130w KC daylighters, motorcycle light for reverse lights. 86,000k miles (11-7-2012)
I know this is an old thread but I'd rather post here than clog up the forum with another grill insert one. Basically, I had already removed my grill to paint it with Rustolium bedliner so I figured this would be the perfect time to DIY myself a mesh insert. Got some gutter guard from Lowes and some zip-ties and cloth picture hangers from the dollar store. The mesh was 6 in wide, perfectly covering 2 slots in the grill. (Sucks there isnt an even number but hey the 7 slots might as well be the Jeep logo) So I cut some rectangles and zip-tied them together. Glued the picture hangers to the inside of the grill with some gorilla glue, providing me with additional anchor points for more zip-ties. I was going to paint the mesh white and it would look sweet with my white Jeep and black grill but I worried about the paint chipping and revealing the black plastic underneath. I don't ever want to have to take the grill off again... such a PITA.