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Hey guys the metal you all are using for the grill mod.....is it pretty much flat? I found some stuff from work that I thought was the same and now I can't get the grill halfs to snap back together.....like not even close....only thing I can think of is that it's too thick. Which could have been evident based on the fact that even an air grinder didn't want to cut through it
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I use the bbq type mesh from homedepot, it's flat. Probably about as thick as a nickel.




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I just bought some sheets at lowes for mine. I think they're in like 12x24 sheets and I used two. I got pics of it on one of the grill mod threads


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I just bought some sheets at lowes for mine. I think they're in like 12x24 sheets and I used two. I got pics of it on one of the grill mod threads


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that explains it if it's flat....mine is raised where the joints meet.....ughhhh a week working on this thing now I gotta start all over.....that's what I get for trying to use stuff I got for free
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Haha ya that raised stuff is for traction for like catwalks and stuff lol. But I bet you could make it work somehow


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I'd probably have to sand down the lips on the back of the grill cover a little bit at a time.....wouldn't take much for the perimeter clips but the 4 clips in the middle of the grill would take a LOT lol......for $20 i'll just go buy the metal and I'll just use the pieces I have cut already as a template
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Re: Metal for Grill Mod

This worked great for me, when cutting the metal.

Lay it down, mark the whole outline with a sharpie. Laid the metal down on a thick, firm carpet square, and used an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel. This is much much faster then the first time I did it, with sheet metal scissors.

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with sheet metal scissors.

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You can get good powder-coated grill material from this site- http://www.customcargrills.com/
Mine has held up very well and was easy to fit. I tried the home depot route first, but this stuff looks better.



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I used a roll i bought at Home Depot for like $14 and it worked perfect.


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lvfc_rook_1503 If your coming to the meet this weekend in Annapolis I'll bring you a piece of metal that you can use. Check out DIY: Badgeless Grille I have before and after pic of mine. Good Luck let me know if you can make it on Saturday and I'll have it for ya.

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This worked great for me, when cutting the metal.

Lay it down, mark the whole outline with a sharpie. Laid the metal down on a thick, firm carpet square, and used an angle grinder with a cutoff wheel. This is much much faster then the first time I did it, with sheet metal scissors.
i used angle grinder as well, even to remove the honeycomb, but a sawsall would have worked better on the honeycomb i think

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You can get good powder-coated grill material from this site- customcargrills.com - Custom Car & Truck Grills - Billet & Mesh Grill Inserts
Mine has held up very well and was easy to fit. I tried the home depot route first, but this stuff looks better.



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wish i would have known about that, i paid to have my pieces powder coated before i installed, this probably would have been a cheaper route with more grill options

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