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08-15-2014 06:17 PM
BNick Sorry for the bump. What is the black material you used to make the edges look clean?
07-28-2014 12:14 AM
Mclunk I started with a sheet of perforated steel (I forget the size of the holes), took the front grill off completely and measured the open area of the radiator and then added approx. 3 inches to the height and cut out the steel. Along the top of the screen I bent it back 90 degrees and then cut off most of the lip so there was only 2 "tabs" left, I did the same with the bottom except that I made 2 bends, 1 backwards at 90 degrees then bent that portion in half 90 degrees downward. Again I cut most of this lip off so there were 2 "tabs".
I used a saw horse to give the entire screen a bend and used the steel lips that run vertically on either sides of the rad as a template. As long as the screen fits between these 2 lips and follows the curve the screen will sit nicely behind the grill. Once I had it shaped I just used self tap screws into the front frame, 2 on the top and 2 on the bottom.

The 2 pictures are taken at night so hopefully you can see them. The first one is a spare I made but is pretty much identical to the one installed.
07-27-2014 10:01 PM
Sutherlandst Great idea. Thanks for the detailed instructions.
07-27-2014 09:54 PM
BBFlapjack Wait, what? What kind of adhesive did you use and how exactly did you do it?
07-27-2014 07:53 PM
Mclunk I did mine but instead of attaching it to the back of the grill, which is awkward and prone to falling off, I attached it to the Jeep itself. It will never come off, it's easy to attach, and you can't tell the difference.
07-27-2014 06:38 PM
BBFlapjack Okay, I'm trying to do this mod, but I have a really dumb question that I'm hoping someone on here can help with.

I went with the exact same single sheet of the radiator screen that wolf1 used. I've got the zip tie clips glued in place. Ready to just attach the sheet, but I cannot get the zip ties to go through the mesh, through the clip, and back up through the other side of the mesh to close! I got short 4" zip ties because that's all I can find that fits through the holes in the sheet.

Does anyone else who did this mod with a single sheet of metal have any advice?

I thought about trying to use wire, instead, since I should be able to shape it into a hook and bring it back through, but I feel like I must be doing something wrong with the zip ties...
06-27-2014 03:20 PM
JeepJunkie2014 I live in Florida and had a hard time finding the metal mesh (radiator screen). I finally found a place online, Metals Depot, that had all different size sheets and hole diameters. Metals DepotĀ® Shopping Cart
Hope this helps. Will post when complete.
06-21-2014 11:55 AM
beepinthejeep wow what a great cheap affordable mod that looks great!
06-02-2014 08:53 PM
drogio Just some advice, if you're using zip tie clips you may just want to remove the adhesive and just bond the clips to the grill with crazy glue. I've had to redo the job twice so far this spring just because my grill faces the sun and melts the adhesive enough to delaminate it from the clips and grill. If I had not be hasty and just glued plastic to plastic I'd be fine.
04-08-2014 06:38 AM
Oneironaut I'm going to go to Lowes sometime this week and pick up the supplies I need for this mod. All the awesome pics have finally persuaded me to try it out for myself. Does anyone know how large the tie mounts were that they used? I don't want to buy a size that's a quarter inch too large and won't fit between the grill openings. Thanks in advance!
03-03-2014 07:18 AM
MustangGrl
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Originally Posted by aelwero View Post
it's not mesh, it's european 4-in-1 chainmail, knitted in 16GA aluminum, and I doubt you'd find it in a store pics and how it's knitted in my original post on it

http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/gri...ert-60606.html


Wow I just looked at this link on now it was completely made by hand. That is crazy! I don't think I would have that much patience but it looks really cool
05-31-2013 12:49 PM
smontesi81 Did mine a few weeks ago... Came out great!

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05-31-2013 12:39 PM
bncceo
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Originally Posted by Wrangler1771 View Post
Just spent the $20 bucks on the one from ebay.. gorilla glued the zip tie hangers, looks good and I hope it lasts!
Hey is that a bedliner'd hood? Pretty slick.. Did you do it yourself?

Edit: Didn't mean to bring this back from the dead. Please forgive me!
04-23-2013 07:55 AM
Wrangler1771 Just spent the $20 bucks on the one from ebay.. gorilla glued the zip tie hangers, looks good and I hope it lasts!
04-11-2013 11:43 AM
duker51 Thanks CC! Just ordered this from Amazon with your link. Going to do my grill mode this weekend. thanks much!
03-15-2013 01:52 PM
011Crmn I just did my grill on Tuesday. I went with the plastic gutter guard method and while I was at it I plasti-dipped my grill. It's snowing again now so we'll see how it all holds up. Thanks everyone for the ideas
01-25-2013 12:57 PM
Deezz22 I did mine last week and originally used JB weld, with the sticky foam peeled off each square, but after a couple days some squares started coming off. Not sure if I didn't mix the ratio quit right, but I've used JB weld numerous times with no issues before now. Anyway, I went back and gorilla glued them all back down, and no issues so far.
Nice little mod
01-25-2013 11:38 AM
Jdpatt12 Went to Lowes and picked up parts for this Mod. I also got the epoxy. I spent $26.88. I will need to wait for warmer weather.
01-22-2013 02:59 PM
ccolburn
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Originally Posted by ccolburn View Post
Has anyone tried to do this with this heavy duty radiator screen? I went to home depot and Loews but they didn't have anything like this. Trying to figure out where else to look.

Found it:
Here is the link
M-D Building Products 84327 .020-Inch Thick 3-Feet by 3-Feet Small Hole Aluminum Sheet, Black - Amazon.com
01-21-2013 09:33 AM
ccolburn
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Originally Posted by Wolf1 View Post
I saw this mod a while back and didn't want to go with the gutter guards and saw a sheet of heavy duty home radiator screen in black and attached it the same way but as a whole sheet rather than strips, a bit more difficult, but I like having one piece. With one heavy duty screen you can get TWO grill guards for about $35 (from Lowe's).
Has anyone tried to do this with this heavy duty radiator screen? I went to home depot and Loews but they didn't have anything like this. Trying to figure out where else to look.
01-16-2013 09:25 PM
moscoeb
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Originally Posted by ccolburn
I am going to do this mod this weekend. This post is pretty old does anyone have any other advise about adding this? Also does anyone have any regrets after doing this?
Use some type of really strong adhesive. Preferably jb weld type stuff. Slightly rough up area to bond. Put it in place prior to attaching anything to verify it fits proper! Put towel under front so won't scratch it up. Let it sit overnight before reattaching grill.

No regrets at all!
01-16-2013 08:40 PM
ccolburn
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Originally Posted by Wolf1 View Post
I saw this mod a while back and didn't want to go with the gutter guards and saw a sheet of heavy duty home radiator screen in black and attached it the same way but as a whole sheet rather than strips, a bit more difficult, but I like having one piece. With one heavy duty screen you can get TWO grill guards for about $35 (from Lowe's).
I am going to do this mod this weekend. This post is pretty old does anyone have any other advise about adding this? Also does anyone have any regrets after doing this?
05-30-2012 08:37 AM
vgerardi Finished mine up yesterday. I epoxied the zip tie squares and let them set up over night first. Easy and cheap! Thanks for the write up everyone!



05-28-2012 04:31 PM
newIIjeeps Here are a few pics of the process.



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Step 1: attach zip tie anchors with Gorilla Glue



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Step 2: attach Grill Guard AKA gutter guard using zip ties



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Step 3: Snip all the Zip tie ends.



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Step 4: Re-attach grill to Jeep.

Step 5: Crack open a beer and jump in pool!!
05-28-2012 04:24 PM
newIIjeeps Completed the grill mod this morning. The pictures aren't great but they work. Easy MOD that makes a huge difference.

Before

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after

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05-27-2012 09:46 PM
jlr551cfd Thanks CRNA, I hope to have the same luck!
05-27-2012 07:25 PM
newIIjeeps
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Originally Posted by CRNA

I used the 3M tape after removing the original adhesive from the tie mounts. Mine has been on over a year in Ohio with no problems.
I'm in the middle of this MOD today. I should finish tomorrow and will post pics, but I took the double sided sticky tape off and used gorilla glue. If they come off that means I probably didn't keep the jeep rubber side down!!!
05-27-2012 11:08 AM
Rida29r Anyone do this mod around a hood lock yet?
05-27-2012 06:07 AM
CRNA
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Originally Posted by jlr551cfd View Post
Heres mine. I started with the original double sided tape on the tie blocks, however after a month of the great Chicago weather (85 and sunny one day and 40 and rain the next...) a few had popped loose. I removed them all and replaced the tape with 3M body panel adhesive tape (any auto parts or hardware should have it) its been golden ever since!
Cheers

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I used the 3M tape after removing the original adhesive from the tie mounts. Mine has been on over a year in Ohio with no problems.
05-26-2012 07:09 AM
rgiand71 very nice!!
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