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Old 05-16-2001, 07:19 PM   #1
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Heya,

After seeing a few pics of the new 22b version of the WRX that prodrive have put together i decided to have a go at making the grill up myself ..

I think it came out pretty sweet too so i thought i should share it with you guys/gurls

enjoy. http://www.steelkey.com.au/denied_grill.htm
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Old 05-16-2001, 07:21 PM   #2
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Looks good.
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Old 05-16-2001, 07:22 PM   #3
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I might have to try that on my car
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Old 05-16-2001, 07:45 PM   #4
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Hey, just a few questions. What did you do to your grill prior to painting? Did you just sand it? Did you bake it? How bout the middle part? Did you use just cardboard? Is it the stuff that you use to make paper mache(spelling) ?

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Old 05-16-2001, 07:56 PM   #5
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once i had done the cutting i sanded the entire grill and then filled and divits that i had chopped into the plastic then it was primed / painted in the normal fashion (my brother is a spray painter so he did the actual painting)

I used normal body filler to mould the centre piece.
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Old 05-16-2001, 08:40 PM   #6
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That looks awesome!!! Good Work!
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Old 05-16-2001, 09:10 PM   #7
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sweet.. thanks for sharing..
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Old 05-16-2001, 10:46 PM   #8
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Looks good man! A nice subtle touch. me Like a lot!

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Old 05-16-2001, 11:30 PM   #9
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Very very good.
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Old 05-16-2001, 11:41 PM   #10
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I must say that looks very, very nice and well done.

Very tasteful.
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Old 05-17-2001, 12:55 AM   #11
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good job!
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Old 05-17-2001, 06:44 AM   #12
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wow! very good job man! is that grille from the home depot racing dept? i think someone deserves a COOKIE!
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Old 05-17-2001, 09:48 AM   #13
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RedGummy, That really rocks@ i may have to flatter you by imitating your design!! (that is if youy dont mind. As the only chaning i might make is that I think i may use some black screening with my blue WRX.

Or maybe i'll go a billet grill!!
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Old 05-17-2001, 10:57 AM   #14
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Hey Red Gummy,
Wanna make a few bucks?!?! I want that grill. If you would be interested in doing that to my grill I will send you the grill, pay you for the parts, pay you to do it, and pay for the shipping back to me. And hey, we are like thousands of miles apart so I wouldn't be stepping on your toes too hard. Sriously interested, please PM me if you are too.

Thanks,
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Old 05-17-2001, 11:12 AM   #15
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Looks like a little Jaguar, Cool.

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Old 05-17-2001, 11:18 AM   #16
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One of cleanest homemade jobs I've seen! Very nice.

What did you use to hold the mesh onto the grille?
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Old 05-17-2001, 03:21 PM   #17
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Thanks everyone

Go ahead and copy it if you want thats why i took the step by step pics for after all and its not like we are going to be sitting next to each other at the lights anytime soon

The mesh i used was just a bit that was lieing around at my brothers work, basically any mesh will work although aluminium is best as its easier to bend to the shape you want (and ofcourse it doesnt rust). The mesh is held on with the same stuff they use to hold windscreens on with (can never rememeber the name) but basicly its like silicon rubber but stronger.

IMPREZIV ive seriously considered doing a few extra grills and selling them, so has my brother as he got a similar response when he showed the painted grill around he's work il keep you posted if i decide to make some more although i dont know how realistic it would be to convert your grill and send it back .. would end up costing a fortune (although with the state of the US and OZ $$ at the moment for $3.50US you could by half the country

Its really not that hard to do, all it takes is a little paitence and alot of sanding and at the end of the day if you stuff up then its only a matter of buying a new gril.
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Old 05-18-2001, 12:33 AM   #18
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That looks fabulous!
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Old 05-18-2001, 01:47 AM   #19
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yummy

pass the dremel pls
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Old 05-18-2001, 07:32 AM   #20
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If you build them they will sell!!

I want one!
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Old 05-18-2001, 07:38 AM   #21
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That is one incredible DIY grill ... I am very impressed.

All I need is a WRX and I would do that too !


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