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angelodet
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Grille mod complete

Post by angelodet » Wed Apr 10, 2013 2:29 pm

Completed grille mod today and I will include a pic. It turned out even better than I thought it would. I have a 2013 Platinum White SEL. I was able to buy a Limited lower grille insert on E-Bay for a fairly reasonable price. It needed a little cleaning up but was otherwise in great shape. I also removed my upper grille and the 3 gray bars that surround the 2 chrome strips and the Ford emblem from the grille and had it painted a satin black that matched the other black pieces in the front fascia. This accomplished exactly what I was looking for and that was to highlight the 2 chrome strips so they stood out more. I hated the gray as this was the only gray on the car and in my opinion did nothing to highlight these 2 chrome bars. I love this look so much better now.
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Re: Grille mod complete

Post by BullBill » Wed Apr 10, 2013 3:19 pm

Nice touch. From that view, the grille, fascia, hood, mirrors all blend nicely.. :)
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Re: Grille mod complete

Post by durasel » Wed Apr 10, 2013 6:30 pm

Great mod!
Very good looking grille!!
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Re: Grille mod complete

Post by angelodet » Wed Apr 10, 2013 9:06 pm

I have been looking on e-bay and have found a ford emblem that is black instead of blue that I may try to finish this up.

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Re: Grille mod complete

Post by setaonivek » Thu Apr 18, 2013 11:11 pm

Looks really nice!!
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Re: Grille mod complete

Post by Greg9933 » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:02 am

Angel, I have been contemplating this very thing on my Tuxedo Black car.

The dealer says you have to take the bumper cover off to get the grill out - yes or no?

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Re: Grille mod complete

Post by angelodet » Fri Apr 19, 2013 9:16 pm

Greg9933
Go here and follow first 13 steps. Thats what I followed to remove and it worked good for me.
http://www.egclassic.com/inventory/uplo ... UT_SHO.pdf
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Re: Grille mod complete

Post by BullBill » Fri Apr 19, 2013 10:11 pm

WOW! That mesh grille looks way cool too! But the task appears to be beyond this novice.
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