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Project: Renova Grille Done!!..now car in progress see PICS!

Project: Renova Grille Done!!..now car in progress see PICS!

Postby kenny6683 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:02 pm

Hey guys!
I decided to make my own renova grille...wish me luck!

basically i began by cutting around the whole stock grille for Gen1 using snips
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Then I had a bunch of small pieces of plastic sticking out around entire grille...this was toughest part. I had to use a knife/ blade to cut it all off, but before that i twisted all of them shorter to make it easier. Must have patients for this...believe me


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Now i applied body filler to the bottom portion of the grille so that i can sand it smooth to get the same look as the renova.

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OK thats all for now but will post more when complete...
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Postby nemoxfishy » Mon Aug 31, 2009 6:26 pm

Nice work!
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Postby Dawgz » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:16 pm

U would have got a cleaner/smoother cut with a Dremel and a thin cutting disc.
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Postby GreenSolara01 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:53 pm

looks good so far. Take your time, and good luck.
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Postby Ilovemylara » Mon Aug 31, 2009 7:57 pm

Dawgz wrote:U would have got a cleaner/smoother cut with a Dremel and a thin cutting disc.

X2 That's what I used to cut mine.. A dremel with a heavy duty cutting wheel. Only took about 5 mins to get it all cut and sanded.
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Dremel

Postby kenny6683 » Mon Aug 31, 2009 9:47 pm

I know it would be way better and a lot easier with dremel but I don't have one handy right now..my friend does but he wasn't home today.
I'm going to sand it tomorrow and put the mesh on...Definately agree with you guys though
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Postby SleeperSolara » Tue Sep 01, 2009 10:47 am

Looks good so far man.
I'm paintin' my OEM grille i bought black and leavin' the front "T" emblem black.
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Postby kenny6683 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:10 pm

thats how mine was before i began this project...i had painted everything on the inside black and the border green to match car. it looks nice but with the lip kit i think renova style grille give it the finishing touch
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Postby mazen222 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 1:31 pm

nice job man, keep us updated

i might just do the same thing
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Postby SpeedySolara » Tue Sep 01, 2009 3:48 pm

Kenny I have a dremel, hit me up if you need it for a bit, you just need to buy the tips. I'm free tomorrow.
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Postby wkbrdr91 » Tue Sep 01, 2009 5:11 pm

Your S14 is sick... makes me want one haha
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update

Postby kenny6683 » Wed Sep 02, 2009 4:34 pm

so far ive sanded grille down a bit...still not 100% complete but heres an updated pic with grille on car...

should be done soon...dont have enough time to finish since i have a newborn to worry about as well

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Sept 08 2009 UPDATE!!!!

Postby kenny6683 » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:20 am

ok i finally finished prepping the grille

This was it before i finished sanding...notice how i sanded this part of the grille straight and elimated the small insert holes
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before primer
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primed up and ready for mesh, which i will be adding in a few
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Postby Dawgz » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:27 am

wow....looks f'n nice!
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Postby GzNutz » Tue Sep 08, 2009 9:27 am

Looking good so far!
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