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Old 08-23-2011, 09:08 PM
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Boredom and Beer!!

Got bored today and took a sawzall (sp) to my bumper. I cut 3.5 inches from the recovery points on the front. I'm looking to buy end caps that are rounded like the factory ones... Anyone know where to get them?

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Old 08-23-2011, 09:12 PM
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Old 08-23-2011, 10:24 PM   #3
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Yeah man, check out the VDP stubby bumper kit available on Quadratec. Personally, I went with the Rough Country stubby end caps, which I prefer the look of.
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What is the grille insert made from? How did you secure it?
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Old 08-24-2011, 07:59 AM
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The insert is a heavy duty black mesh from Home Depot called yard gaurd. It's in the fencing section. I used mirror hangers from a hardware store and glued them down with 2 ton epoxy. Used zip ties ( the black outdoor ones) to hold the mesh to the mirror hangers. This is the first mod I've attempted

We'll see how well it holds up, but I don't think it's going anywhere!!


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Here is the insert material from Home Depot.

I'll take a better pic of the grill later and post it
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:35 AM   #6
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Nice!....you just saved me 75$....was going to order the new Drake insert ....looks just like that!
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Old 08-24-2011, 08:36 AM   #7
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Sweet, I like it alot. In fear of asking the stupid question here, what kind of mirror hangers? The little clear ones you would use for a bathroom mirror, or is it something else?

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I got the metal ones from ACE Hardware. Pretty much anything that's small and has a hole on the end that's not glued down (has to be raised to be able to zip tie it) will work. Other members use all kinds of different things. Guess it just depends on what you have laying around or can find. I just wouldn't go too big so it'll be tight when you fasten it.
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Also, the roll is big enough to make the insert straight or diagonal. I made it diagonal, looked more factory to me.
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Awesome, I was planning to take apart the front for some new headlight bulbs (I won't mention which ones to avoid the ensuing threadjacking response) and love the look.

Easy and the price is right, just the way I like it!
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I made it diagonal
I may have to redo mine.
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At least it's an easy one to do, and it gives you more time with your jeep

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