Recessed grill mod, removed front plastic piece, recessed lower grill mod.

Discussion in 'Exterior Modifications' started by Organic Mechanic, Aug 3, 2008.

  1. Stevenredx

    Stevenredx New Member

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    ^^ correct... your mainly seeing the condenser. Look at when you get a chance and you will see that the radiator is behind it. I think when i did mine I picked up some high heat engine paint or something but it really doesn't matter. Just a couple of light coats and your good :top:
     
  2. 5000XD

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    Its from the a/c. I would go for high heat. Another thing is that they sell special paint for radiators, might be that those pass on heat easier.
     
  3. Hitman

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    do you know of a website that sells these special paints.

    I will try googleing it :top:
     
  4. BSPX

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    so can we get a pic of how you attached the mesh to the grill?
     
  5. 5000XD

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    Well more then a year back, www.eastwoodco.com had radiator paint.

    and they still seem to sell it:Click :top:
     
  6. jaxchrisfla

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    yup that is the a/c condenser. in most vehicles these days they are always infront of the radiator.
     
  7. Hitman

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    Which would match the BSP the Satin or the Gloss I can't tell the difference:dontknow:

    Yeah im interested in how this is done did you use sip ties or something?
     
  8. Tapp

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    i used zip ties..i think a total of eight...that sucker isnt goin anywhere!
     
  9. Hitman

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    where did you tie them too :dontknow:
     
  10. Organic Mechanic

    Organic Mechanic New Member

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    complete

    Got a few small things I need to touch up, but it is generally done. I also added a rubber body-kit grommet to center part of the front skirt, to fill in for a piece I removed.

    Something is still missing... and its the headlights, which I should get in a week or two. They will tie everything together, and it will look perfect.


    I am also thinking of adding a red TOYOTA badge in the bottom right corner.

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    The main grill and lower bumper opening are secured with zip ties. The upper grill had 3 factory spots that worked. I added a few 45deg small door hinge brackets with some mounting tape, and zip tied to them.

    The corner triangles are glued in with a two part, collision repair structural glue that I got from one of the body-shop guys at Heintz.
     
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  11. blackx-runner

    blackx-runner "White Flash"

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    That looks sick man :top:
    I would do that, but I don't think that my URD air intake will fit behind the grill if its recessed :hmmmm2:
     
  12. jmoore120

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    Love the way that looks. Good Job :top:
     
  13. rich017

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    I think it might. The stock grill is thick and whenyou do the recessed grill it's just as far back as the stock grill is thick
     
  14. jaxchrisfla

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    It fits, ive got it on mine. but isnt there a heat exchanger up there?
     
  15. blackx-runner

    blackx-runner "White Flash"

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    the heat exchanger is behind the lower grill for the URD charger :top:
     
  16. jaxchrisfla

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    ah, then it should work fine for you. its a little tight in there, but it fits. be ready to protect the maf sensor though.
     
  17. blackx-runner

    blackx-runner "White Flash"

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    thats what I was afraid of. My truck already has issues in heavy rains. :thumpdown:
     
  18. beastbluetaco

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    Looks awesome!!
     
  19. gixxerman11

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    it does look good u can put some plastic gutter screen behind it so u dont have to paint it
     
  20. Organic Mechanic

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    I'm going to move the horn and see how it looks, but Ill probably end up painting it.

    Summit racing has some dupli-color Radiator paint, Ill probably order up some of that.

    I used their brake caliper paint kit on my Rx-7 and it worked great.
     

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