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Old 06-08-2013, 09:15 PM
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Front Bumper Mod

As I have a 2001 Accord coupe with a non-removable front grill, I always envied the cleaner look of the 'type-r' grill mod that has been available to 98-00 coupe owners.



Since my car is in the shop for lip/skirt repainting, I have asked them to cut the front upper and lower grill and insert a generic black mesh grill. See below for a pre and post photoshop render.

May 2013



June 2013 (Photoshop Render)



Now, I know that GrillCraft makes something similar to this, but unfortunately their products stick onto the existing grill so the result is convex, versus concave, and the result is a little too 'Escalade' for my taste.



Anyways, I should have an authentic pic with primer this Monday, and a final one a week after that
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Old 06-08-2013, 09:58 PM
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Re: Front Bumper Mod

I've been thinking about trying to do this just haven't been able to work up the nerve to do the cutting.
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Re: Front Bumper Mod

i hope you had them cut the cross bar out of the upper grill only cause the removal grill won't fit in that bumper
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Old 06-08-2013, 10:42 PM
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Re: Front Bumper Mod

I've been thinking about trying to do this just haven't been able to work up the nerve to do the cutting.
Me too, that's why I went with a bodyshop that's known for custom work.

i hope you had them cut the cross bar out of the upper grill only cause the removal grill won't fit in that bumper
The removable grill was only used as a demo of what the final product should be.
Here's what's being cut

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Re: Front Bumper Mod

That looks good but maybe just the upper grill n leave the bottom alone
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Re: Front Bumper Mod

I think you should leave the bottom part of the bumper alone, but yea this is also been an idea I thought about.
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Re: Front Bumper Mod

Ha Ha ... Funny how both of you said the same thing within a minute of each other
Actually, it's the bottom one that bothers me more, because the bars are so thin, in my opinion, it just looks unfinished. Hopefully it looks clean
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Re: Front Bumper Mod

Update, took some pics, they're still working to sand out the top portion of the bottom grill. You can also see the mugen lip molded on.





A pic of the rear with the OE lip and OE bottom under spoiler molded on

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interested in this too
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can't see the new photos
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