Front Bumper Mod

Discussion in 'Detailing, Paint, Interior, Show mods' started by sonni_kuba, Jun 8, 2013.

  1. sonni_kuba

    sonni_kuba 6GA Supporting Member

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    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.

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    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.

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    June 2013 (Photoshop Render)

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    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.

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    Anyways, I should have an authentic pic with primer this Monday, and a final one a week after that :)
     
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    Brimstone Brown Well-Known Member

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    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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    kn0x47 Senior Member

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    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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    sonni_kuba 6GA Supporting Member

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    Me too, that's why I went with a bodyshop that's known for custom work.

    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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    Akingkhan Well-Known Member

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    That looks good but maybe just the upper grill n leave the bottom alone
     
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    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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    sonni_kuba 6GA Supporting Member

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    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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    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.

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

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    interested in this too
    subscribed :)
     
  10. kn0x47

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    can't see the new photos
     

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