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Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby YBajaSteve » Fri Mar 19, 2010 11:41 am

Well a few guys have done things to their grills, but Ive never seen any close up pics to know how they actually made it work, but Ive had this idea for awhile now, and with the weather warming up and school slowing down, I decided to start cutting up my grill. Ive removed it back when I painted it, and noticed some pretty large stress fractures, so now Ill be able to patch those up as well. Ok so heres what it looked like when I finished it last year.
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These are the beams I planned to cut out with a dremel.
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So after a year of driving, it has started chipping and needed a repaint, so I decided to finally start my mod...
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I plan on filling the holes in and then putting some black mesh back there. Still looking for the right type of mesh pattern that I like.
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Ive never done anything like this, so I hope Im using the right stuff, for now, I went with some plastic weld type of epoxy stuff. I already went thru one tube, need to go get more tonight. and heres my progress. I used the cross member pieces, to fill in the holes. I just outlined them with a marker and then cut them out.
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and then started epoxying them in place.
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The curve of the piece around the Suby Emblem is going to be the most difficult, hopefully I can get it to work out. I also hope I can sand this stuff down... Its all a learning process for me, so any tips are appreciated! Ill keep you guys posted on my progress!
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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby YBajaSteve » Sat Mar 20, 2010 8:23 pm

well i made some progress today, i was really anxious to see how well the epoxy would sand, and i can say it was quite a work out doing it by hand. but the bottom slab has come out almost perfect, so im seeing some promise.
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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby Sabber » Mon Mar 22, 2010 1:33 pm

definitely eager to see how this comes out.

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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby YBajaSteve » Mon Mar 22, 2010 5:28 pm

glad to see someone noticed i cut my grill into pieces :D more pics coming soon, im almost to the painting stage
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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby Sabber » Tue Mar 23, 2010 4:17 am

Are you going to put a mesh behind it or anything?

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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby YBajaSteve » Tue Mar 23, 2010 5:07 am

yeah definately, im just trying to find the right size mesh, i kinda want it to look oem and not too ricey, i like the size of the mesh on the new STI's, looks real clean.
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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby Sabber » Wed Mar 24, 2010 3:11 am

I saw someone that did a neat modification where they took the honeycomb froom one vehicle and put it into the grill of his subie. Ill see if I can find it again.

BTW nice bondo work!

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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby Buck Rogers » Wed Mar 24, 2010 10:38 am

Keep the pics coming, looks like it will turn out fine.

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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby Zooom » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:37 pm

I think the Subaru emblem should come off and you should put a single oval PIAA driving light!

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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby Sabber » Wed Mar 24, 2010 1:58 pm

or better yet, a single driving light WITH a Subaru emblem. Then it will be like the bat signal...you know, but with Subaru.

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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby slow03 » Wed Mar 31, 2010 6:14 pm

Any updates? I am getting ready to do the same....

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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby YBajaSteve » Thu Apr 01, 2010 5:45 am

Well, I do have some more progress, but since the weather has been bad, i havent been able to do my sanding outside, (since i dont want plastic dust covering my house) ill throw the newest pics up here. I also made the mistake of using a different brand epoxy, halfway thru the project, so im hoping it bonds as nicely and sands down ok. We will see.

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I was really hoping i would be able to fill in those holes around the emblem and make them look curvy, so i used some of the down pillar to fill it in, and the curve is almost perfect..

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I should have final sanding done this weekend if the weather holds up!!
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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby Sabber » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:29 pm

Any more progress on this project?

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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby YBajaSteve » Thu Apr 29, 2010 9:31 am

well currently im being lazy. coupled with the fact that i found out i have to sell my Baja at the end of summer, ive slowed down on this project alot :( Ill get it done tho!
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Re: Starting a new modification. Custom Grill!

Postby Sabber » Thu Apr 29, 2010 12:45 pm

Whhaaaaa!!!!!! sell the baja? what for?


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