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Old 04-09-2012, 09:34 PM
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Re: Lower facia grille options

Looks good Tony! Never really thought about how open that spot is on the 04 bumper, its slightly more protected on the older WJs. Another great project from one of the WJ masters!
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Re: Lower facia grille options

I hate to say it buddy but IMO that stuff would pull it all together and look better behind your grill too. I never thought I'd say this but pull the billet
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Re: Lower facia grille options

Dammit Cheap! I was thinking the same thing after I got it installed yesterday. How did you go about attaching yours?

Once I win the hydrographics raffle and get my grille dipped, I'll be ordering another chunk of this stuff. I swear no matter how hard I scratch, I can't get rid if the itch...ahhahahha.
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Dammit Cheap! I was thinking the same thing after I got it installed yesterday. How did you go about attaching yours?
Tony here's a pic from I did Karen's Jeep a few years ago. I just zip tied the mesh to the 6 vertical bars on the header panel. The bars on the grill perfectly cover the header bars so ya don't see nothin' You can see I already have the top row zipped and i put another in the middle and bottom. Now as you have probably seen already the WJ front end is a lot rounder than it looks and you have to create a compound curve in the mesh from top to bottom and side to side. Now the stainless I used was never meant for grill duty and is about 3/16 thick so it did not want to bend. It was a real bitch.Yours is aluminum and probably thinner so IMO your not gonna have any trouble. Just keep it tight to the header panel or you'll have to fight to get the grill to go on.

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Re: Lower facia grille options

Nicely done! So you removed the black plastic factory vertical inserts...I get it. Is there any space between the factory grille and the mesh, or does the grill really press up against it?

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Re: Lower facia grille options

With this stuff it's tight but if your mesh is thinner you might end up with a slight gap. When I did my grill first I didn't know what I was gonna end up with so my "plan B" was to cut the verts out of the factory plastic piece and use the outside framework as sort of a spacer but I didn't have to. I know I'm not explaining this too well but I'm hoping you're getting the drift of it. Another option I was going to explore is that door edge molding stuff. The thing is you're really not going to know anything for sure till you get the mesh mounted and bolt the grill up
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Re: Lower facia grille options

You're explaining it just fine...I totally get it. I would imagine the stuff I'm using is thinner. I just need to make sure it's tight to the header behind the grille. My concern is it being all floppy when I'm trying to wash bug-guts out of it. I'm not sure if anyone on this board has noticed, but I have this issue about washing my Jeep...hheheheh. Makes total sense dude, thanks! I really like the black mesh look now that I've tried it in the lower fascia.
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