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Old 03-27-04, 08:31 AM   #1
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What's everyone's favorite grille mod and how'd you do it? Specifically 1st gen LS. I've shopped around for a billet grille but everything I've seen is in the 3-400 range. Retrodrive or others; how'd you do yours? Looks awesome.
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Old 03-27-04, 04:08 PM   #2
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retro has a billet grille. Try trenz.com

they have grills for the 90-94 LS400.. i think retro poweder coated his black to get that look. And Lexkost removed every other bar to get his look. And theres one guy Kamtra (sp?) Used some wire mesh or something, it looks cool though.


I think the trenz grilles run around 200-300 shipped
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Old 04-06-04, 10:00 AM   #3
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Expanded steel. Very hard to bend and cut but cheap. $10 for this much.
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Old 04-06-04, 10:01 AM   #4
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painted black
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Old 04-06-04, 10:25 AM   #5
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how hard is it to clean out all the bugs after driving?
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Don't think you can beat this grill mod for $26. on e-bay[all the time]--hint: the one from Canada.
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i got that for free from ebay, because I took the measurements foer the guy. The material is junk and doesnt stick on.. and it looks crappy... if you are happy with it, props to you
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I AGREE --wouldn't look good on a crappy car---

I am thrilled with it !!!!

The car has ALL new paint (3-stage), chrome wheels, basically a 'perfect' Gen 1 [and I wouldn't put just anything on].

You do have to cut the ends at matching side angles to make it look stock; which it does.

I can't imagine 3-M adhesive not being any good since that is what most ALL mfrs. use !!! Maybe your free ones didn't have the 3-M strips on them !!!!! Sure glad they didn't cost anything.

Oh, I do have the clear front turning lens--sorry to offend you------ probably don't like those either !!!!

Props to me---we don't have bugs here !!!!!!
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it looks good on your car, how long did it take you?
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Been on for 6 months and 9,000 miles. I haven't had a bug in it yet. not sure why. Haven't had to clean it yet.
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probably took a couple of hours--one thing on the kit--the third bar up is 2 piece--this is to miss having to cut around the logo---I had to fill in this space with foam tape then install chrome tape over this area -----can't see that unless you look real close. but wanted to mention it. Would much preferred to have this bar a single piece then cut slightly around the logo myself.

Also, am not too sure that this chrome grill would look good on a dark color ie: black
would hesitate on that myself.

the clear frt parking lite kit is probably the best mod around for Gen 1--they generally run less than $30. on e-bay and that includes the DOT req. amber bulbs.
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One of my CL friends had this grille in his old '90 LS (sorry for the low-quality pic). It was a grille he DIYed from Home Depot. I thought it matched well with the body color, and it really gleams on a sunny day, especially when looking at the rear-view mirror
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Hey Guys, great job! keep them comming. i love to see all the talent here in this club. NEO GEO
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One of my CL friends had this grille in his old '90 LS (sorry for the low-quality pic). It was a grille he DIYed from Home Depot. I thought it matched well with the body color, and it really gleams on a sunny day, especially when looking at the rear-view mirror
that looks pretty darn good.. what he do for this grille?
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persian, I'm not exactly sure what he did to the grille. He rarely comes on CL (hell I even forgot his alias!) All I remember mentioning when he had the LS back then was that he purchased some material at Home Depot and just replicated the look from the '98-'00 LS grille. Seemed to work well for $10 or so

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