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Old 07-15-2012, 01:30 PM   #1
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DIY Grille Delete?

I've seen the grille delete kits on AM, but I have been wondering. Is this kit necessary or can I just simply remove my stock grille? Will that be harmful for the car (if it rains maybe)?

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Old 07-15-2012, 01:42 PM   #2
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i've seen a video of a guy make a "DIY kit" . you can take it off but ur gona have a gap ur gona needa take care of. u can take off the honeycomb and keep ur stock frame and just paint it black to look fresh. and ur gona needa cover the gap. the guy in that video used tape or some **** . u can also just buy the bottom lip from the delete kit and just use ur stock frame.


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u can see the little gap here in my pic between the bumper and the frame behind it
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youtube " Custom Mach Grille Delete "
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Thank you, will do
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Thank you, will do
Just buy a Mach 1 kit
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i've seen a video of a guy make a "DIY kit" . you can take it off but ur gona have a gap ur gona needa take care of. u can take off the honeycomb and keep ur stock frame and just paint it black to look fresh. and ur gona needa cover the gap. the guy in that video used tape or some **** . u can also just buy the bottom lip from the delete kit and just use ur stock frame.

u can see the little gap here in my pic between the bumper and the frame behind it
Y u need to take care of that gap?

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Y u need to take care of that gap?
u dont have to, but it looks pretty dumb without it imo. unless it doesnt bother u
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u dont have to, but it looks pretty dumb without it imo. unless it doesnt bother u
Ok just asking... Bc rocks got into my gap and made they're way down that Styrofoam bumper part
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Ok just asking... Bc rocks got into my gap and made they're way down that Styrofoam bumper part
so u havent covered ur gap ?
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Not yet. Wanna new body kit anyway... Saleen!!! And grille delete
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Not yet. Wanna new body kit anyway... Saleen!!! And grille delete
sweet. do u got ur honeycomb on or what
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3 piece delete kit is worth the money...for a homemade version if you can get some sheet metal you can bend your own version, but honestly the premade ones look better imo
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^ i agree. i love my 3 piece well worth the money
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^ i agree. i love my 3 piece well worth the money
Me too!!!
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Well I will invest in the kit I suppose. Need it to look nice before the car show in august
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Well I will invest in the kit I suppose. Need it to look nice before the car show in august
-grill delete
-mach one lip from LMR
-remove door guards

and it'll be a different car for the show
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-grill delete
-mach one lip from LMR
-remove door guards

and it'll be a different car for the show

Question about removing the door guards. Will the adhesive come off with minimal effort and a little adhesive remover, or will it need any repainting?
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-grill delete
-mach one lip from LMR
-remove door guards

and it'll be a different car for the show
"remove door guards" ??? Where is that?
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Question about removing the door guards. Will the adhesive come off with minimal effort and a little adhesive remover, or will it need any repainting?
a heat gun (or good blow dryer)...adhesive remover will help as well. rarely some touch up paint will be needed, but 99% of the time it's not needed


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"remove door guards" ??? Where is that?
look at OPs sig
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a heat gun (or good blow dryer)...adhesive remover will help as well. rarely some touch up paint will be needed, but 99% of the time it's not needed

look at OPs sig
Took off my drivers side door guard without much of a problem other than the adhesive being a pain. Got to the passenger side and as I started taking it off the paint underneath came with it.. About 5 inches in length clear to the metal. I stuck it back in place so I have one side with a door guard and one without.. . Having a body shop guy come Friday.
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Took off my drivers side door guard without much of a problem other than the adhesive being a pain. Got to the passenger side and as I started taking it off the paint underneath came with it.. About 5 inches in length clear to the metal. I stuck it back in place so I have one side with a door guard and one without.. . Having a body shop guy come Friday.
did you just remove it or use a heat gun?
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did you just remove it or use a heat gun?
Used a blow dryer.
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Used a blow dryer.
I don't get it. I'm so stupid! Lol! What door guards do you mean guys? And why do you need to take it off? How does it look like without it???
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I don't get it. I'm so stupid! Lol! What door guards do you mean guys? And why do you need to take it off? How does it look like without it???
Most or all gt's (not sure) do not have the door guard. It is the strip of painted material that runs horizontally on my door, as you can see vaguely in my picture. It really does look better without it.. Ill take a picture of the finished side tomorrow
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Most or all gt's (not sure) do not have the door guard. It is the strip of painted material that runs horizontally on my door, as you can see vaguely in my picture. It really does look better without it.. Ill take a picture of the finished side tomorrow
Oooohhhh!!! Haha! I see!!! I don't have that in my door. Hihi. Thanks man!! goodluck with that.
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Yep ford put them on some v6s and GTs and its a pointless addition
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Most or all gt's (not sure) do not have the door guard. It is the strip of painted material that runs horizontally on my door, as you can see vaguely in my picture. It really does look better without it.. Ill take a picture of the finished side tomorrow
I believe it was mainly the 02's they did that on. Some 01's.
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I believe it was mainly the 02's they did that on. Some 01's.
My 01 dosnt have it! (thank god) but I think my girl friends 03 does..
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Re: DIY Grille Delete?

you need the kit, there are holes in the bumper (that could be custom made) but other than that there is a cover that goes behind the stock grill that covers up the nasty looking headlight alignment panel and gaps. You could make that but it would not be easy.
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