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DIY: Badgeless Grille and Mesh Grille Mod

There are two DIYs in this thread. Scroll down to see the Mesh Grille Mod.

DIY: Badgeless Grille Instruction

For those who are interested in removing the front emblem and keep the look of the factory grille, this mod is for you. It's easy and very inexpensive.

Tools:
hand saw
sand paper
epoxy



Step 1: Have a fellow Titan owner give you their grille scraps from their grille mod. Only the outer grilles scraps are needed for this mod.








Step 2: Cut out emblem from your grille.









Step 3: Cut out the usable portion from the scrap pieces. I split it into 3 pieces.







Step 4: Attach the 3 pieces to your grille.










*I haven't glued the pieces to the grille yet. I'll post the pics when finished.

GET YOUR GRILLES SCRAPS HERE

http://www.titantalk.com/forums/titan-parts-accessories/103708-official-grille-scraps-thread.html

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DIY: Mesh Grille Instruction



Tools needed:

screwdriver to remove the grille
hacksaw to cut the grille's webbing
wire cutter to shape the 18 gauge wire mesh
gloves
spray can
marker

I bought 2 Steelworks 12"x24" 18 gauge wire mesh from the hardware store (Lowe's)



1. Remove the grille shell from the grille frame. They are just snapped on to
each other.




2. Place the wire mesh on top of the grille holes and use a marker to mark
the cut points. Cut out the wire mesh 1/2" bigger than the 3 grille holes.
Having the mesh grille a little bit larger than the 3 grille holes will keep
the mesh grille from moving around. Also, make sure the grille doesn't
cover any of the tab holes so that the grille shell can snap back on
properly.




3. Cut out the grille webbing from the grille frame.





4. Paint the mesh grille (both sides) and let it dry.

5. Place the 3 mesh grilles in place. No adhesive needed but you can use it.

6. Snap on the grille shell and make sure the grille is straight.

The hardest part for me was cutting and shaping the wire mesh because I didn't have the proper cutting tool.

The second hardest part would be cutting out the grille webbing.

If you have the proper tools this mod is cake.


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VERY nice! Do you still need my grille pieces or did you get another one?

Im working on my custom grille right now.. pics will be up when i get a little deeper into it.
 

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For those who are interested in removing the front emblem and keep the look of the factory grille, this mod is for you. It's easy and very inexpensive.


WOW!! for the last 5 years i have contemplated doing this and wondering just how i could do it. a lot of careful plastic trimming ehhh?

great job n2titan!!! i have always loved the stock grille versus all the ghey-looking aftermarket crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!! reason i still have my stock grille!
 

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VERY nice! Do you still need my grille pieces or did you get another one?

Im working on my custom grille right now.. pics will be up when i get a little deeper into it.
I ended up taking it from my current grille so I won't be needing your scraps. Maybe another fellow Titan owner might want it. Thanks for the initial offer and I can't wait to see your project!
 

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WOW!! for the last 5 years i have contemplated doing this and wondering just how i could do it. a lot of careful plastic trimming ehhh?

great job n2titan!!! i have always loved the stock grille versus all the ghey-looking aftermarket crap!!!!!!!!!!!!!! reason i still have my stock grille!
Thanks man! Yeah, just alot of careful trimming. I think the stock grille fits the truck the best. Aftermaket grilles look too small and have no depth.

I used the gray hacksaw pictured below:

 

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Not to hi-jack your thread by any means, you did an awesome job! And I may find myself doing the same, but I'll probably have mine painted dark red to match my truck!

I've always liked the honeycomb grill and on my Dodge I took it one step farther, I spray painted mine chrome. I was going to go chrome plated, however the chrome spray paint was more "natural" to the gray color of my Dodge. I did two coats of chrome, then a fine clear coat to protect it. It lasted through a tough winter and many offroad trips in Jersey and still looked as good as the day I did it!


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Thanks man!

You mean this grille :)



I'm gonna keep both in case I get sick of one or the other.
yeah....... that's how I plan to MOD mine too. :lol: hot rod style...

I have to pick up a new grill surround because if I don't I'm sure to screw it up, but if I have 2 it's assurance all will go according to plan.

I like to try and circumvent Murphy's law when I can!
 

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I think the mesh grille was purchased at Lowe's or Home Depot. I bought 3 pieces. Just remember to paint both sides of the mesh grille. I painted only one side and now the other side is rusted.
Im gona have to look into that. Looks Sick!
 

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WOW! Great DIY work guys. Very impressive. :)
 

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Discussion Starter #17 (Edited)
DIY: Mesh Grille

Tools needed:

screwdriver to remove the grille
hacksaw to cut the grille's webbing
wire cutter to shape the 18 gauge wire mesh
gloves
spray can
marker

I bought 2 Steelworks 12x24 18 gauge wire mesh from the hardware store (Lowe's)



1. Remove the grille shell from the grille frame. They are just snapped on to
each other.

2. Place the wire mesh on top of the grille holes and use a marker to mark
the cut points. Cut out the wire mesh 1/2" bigger than the 3 grille holes.
Having the mesh grille a little bit larger than the 3 grille holes will keep the
mesh grille from moving around. Also, make sure the grille doesn't cover
any of the tab holes so that the grille shell can snap back on properly.

3. Cut out the grille webbing from the grille frame.

4. Paint the wire mesh (both sides) and let it dry.

5. Place the 3 wire mesh in place. No adhesive needed but you can use it.

6. Snap on the grille shell and make sure the grille is straight.


The hardest part for me was cutting and shaping the wire mesh because I didn't have the proper cutting tool.

The second hardest part would be cutting out the grille webbing.

If you have the proper tools this mod is cake.
 

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looks damn good brutha, how bout doin mine :eyebrow:
 
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