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Old 11-Jan-2004, 05:10 PM
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DIY type-r grille HOW TO

well here it is..... how to make a custom type-r/SiR grille.....no pics though

when i refer to grille: that is the black part
when i refer to trim: that is the part that i the color of your car.

i used this mesh from Home depot. it cost like 7 bux
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KWIKMESH
utility screen roll
1/8" galvanized expanded metal roll
6"x25'

being 25' you have planty in case of mistakes or later road damage

STEP 1:
remove fron facia
2 phillips screws in fenderwells
7 plastic fasteners across top
2 10mm bolts underneath

removing grille from facia
4 phillips screws underneath
2 metal clips on sides

removing trim from grille
8 phillips screws

STEP 2:
cutting louvers from inside the grille
*DO NOT cut away the outside of the grille, as it is needed to bolt the whole thing back together!*

(a blade from a hacksaw works very well to cut the plastic, preferrably a fine toothes blade, like a metal cutting blade)

this is verey straightforward... cut out what you dont want ... and thats pretty much it for now.
you can also finish sand where the cuts were to make it look that much better

STEP 3:
cutting mesh for grille
cut a cardboard template to cut the real mesh

after mesh is cut, slots in the mesh will need to be cut so that slits of the trim may pass through (you will see what i mean when you get there)

the top of the mesh screening needs to be bent a bit.... toward the trim piece

sandwitch the mesh in between the grille and trim pieces, then bolt it up to make sure its fits properly. if it fits well you are ready to spray paint it. you can paint it whichever color you want, i used krylon ultra flat black.

STEP 4:
reinstall
now all thats left is bolting the thing back together and bolting the grille to the facia and the facia to the car.....YOU'RE DONE!!
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Old 11-Jan-2004, 05:16 PM
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do you like the results? or do you regret doing it? just curious... I wanna buy a stright OEM type R one
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Old 11-Jan-2004, 05:24 PM
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it actually tuned out WAY better than i thought it would...... but there is a little hole in the bottom of the mesh on mine, cuz i cut the hole for the slot a little to big... its okay though i can cut a new piece anytime, and it aint really noticeable.

a oem one would be sweet but im broke

i say you try this first and if you dont like it then buy the oem one.... cuz if you like this better you will save all that money!
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Old 12-Jan-2004, 11:07 PM
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Old 18-Jan-2004, 07:56 PM
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i did pretty much the same thing last summer, no regrets

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Old 18-Jan-2004, 08:08 PM
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Nice pics, ..

For the lazy, how much do those grills run for anyway?
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for the lazy folk
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Old 24-Jan-2004, 11:01 PM
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14.99 at crappy-t
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Old 25-Jan-2004, 07:24 PM
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here it is all dun!!

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Old 26-Jan-2004, 12:24 AM
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looks good! i bought a knock off mugen upper grill and used the gutter guard from home depot ($4.47 on sale!!) it looks pretty good but i'm thinking about painting it black. both my car and the grill are black, what do u think?
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Old 26-Jan-2004, 05:59 AM
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sounds good... heres a extreme closeup of the grille.... i was gonna take it apart to show you guys the cuts and stuff but it got dark and i ran out of time


the white mark on the grille mesh is fron a dumass semi that was in front of me on the freeway
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Old 26-Jan-2004, 09:11 AM
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that's a ncie look grill...........it looks really good.....
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Old 03-Feb-2004, 09:41 PM
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Has anyone seen this KWIKMESH in Canada? (preferably southern ontario) I've tried both Home Depot and Cashway but without prevail. I currently using an old skool satellite dish mesh (looks great) but it got ruined after a snow plow truck used my bumper as a ramp...ahhh

Let me know

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Old 07-Oct-2005, 10:27 PM
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I did this today at selective sound/strickly details with some of the guys there. It was fairly easy. I'll post pics of everything and how I did it once I get my digi. cam.

Also, did you guys keep those philips screws that screw the bottom of the grill to the bumper? We cut that off since it was attached to the part we took out. Did any of you guys have any problems with it coming loose with this the 5 flathead fasteners on the top? I think I'm going to put some silicone on the bottom of the grill to make sure its on good. Any ideas/comments about what I should use/do?
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Any pics spracingsports?
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nice!!
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Old 03-Nov-2005, 11:34 AM
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Originally posted by bbarbulo
do you like the results? or do you regret doing it? just curious... I wanna buy a stright OEM type R one
i regret it... i did mine 2 years ago and need to find a noew oem bumber and upper grill... at least i can use this one as a winter bumber
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Ya this works great I did it b4 but the only thing i did't like is cutting the mesh perfectly, its a pain and i actually cut my self doing it
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Originally posted by CIVIC_BAM


i regret it... i did mine 2 years ago and need to find a noew oem bumber and upper grill... at least i can use this one as a winter bumber
why do you regret it?
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