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Hey,
I know there is a thread about removing the front gill without taking off the front bumper, but i am stuck at a point, and the old thread no longer helps me.
There are 4 screws at the bottom that I cannot remove because there is straphome in the way.
if anyone knows how to get to those screws without taking off the bumper, i will appreciate it.
 

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there is no way some guy on here cut the foam but that is part of the air bag set up or something so DONT DO THAT
 

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you can pull the top part of the grill down/out which will bend the area where those 4 screws are making them accessible (that plastic is pretty damn flexible), however I would recommend doing it the right way and removing the whole front fascia. you risk breaking or cracking the fascia if you try bending it. I bent mine, and others have done it this way too with no problems, but it is still a risk....so its your call. good luck
 

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I did it, its not that hard.
You need an offset philips head driver. I picked up one at Home Depot with ratched head and multi peices. Makes the job much easier with a ratche. Next get the hair drier. Take all the other screws out and there are 2 on each side press tabs. The tabs just pop right out with a little tuging.(you might find it easier to heat the plastic to help them pop out) Now heat the bottom of the bumper just under the grill. Pull out on the grill slowly take your time you dont want to put to much presure on the bumper. Once the grill is out far enough that you can get the driver in take it off. The first one is harderest to take out they get easier as you move along. Just make sure you keep the bumper warm that way the the plastic won't tear or crack. Once you get all the screws out the grill should be in your hands. It helps to have someone there to help hold it. After your get it out heat the bumper and it will go back to its original shape you might have to help it a little.

I hope I made this clear enough.
 

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Use long-nose pliers or channel-locks. It's a little slow at first, but I did is w/o stressing the grille or front end at all.
 

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Grill Re-install?

QUESTION: Once you have the bottom four screws removed, the grill out and do whatever, how do expect to get those bottom four screws back in?
 

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do what i did...pay the 100$ at the dealership...DONE DEAL!...anything happens they are going to replace it..peace herbs
 

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Skewdriver (not misspelled) with new hex head screws. OR probably better, remove the bumper as mentioned earlier to reinstall the original grille.

However, NautcaSprt6 didn't mention reinstalling the old grille.
 

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Hey EVERYONE,

Thanks for all the information.
I think im gonna stick with removing the front fascia, cause if I crack something, i will curse up a storm and i will be pist everytime i look at my grill.
I am planning on leaving the chrome bars and painting the other ones black so all you see is the chrome.
i saw a car here on the forums in the silver and it looked amazing, and prob almost no one has it like the mesh grills that everyone has.

thanx
 

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Good Luck with this.

I didnt have any troubles and the bummper looks fine. If you do it right heating every thing your not going to have any trouble.
 

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Removing front grill

NautcaSprt6 said:
Hey,
I know there is a thread about removing the front gill without taking off the front bumper, but i am stuck at a point, and the old thread no longer helps me.
There are 4 screws at the bottom that I cannot remove because there is straphome in the way.
if anyone knows how to get to those screws without taking off the bumper, i will appreciate it.
After you remove the top four screws and the side two screws pull the top of the grill away from the body hold the grill very tight and pull up as hard as you the grill will pull loose of the four bottom screw barckets you do not need the four bottom barckets. the new grill mounts diffrent you have to drill holes in the bottom
 

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cprizzi said:
After you remove the top four screws and the side two screws pull the top of the grill away from the body hold the grill very tight and pull up as hard as you the grill will pull loose of the four bottom screw barckets you do not need the four bottom barckets. the new grill mounts diffrent you have to drill holes in the bottom
Hey,
Okay, but i am reusing the stock grill.
im gonna black it out and put it back in.
let me know if i can get it back in.
 

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you wont be able to put the bottom 4 screws back into the stock grill unless you remove the whole front fascia. with 2 people this is a fairly easy job and shouldnt take too long.
 

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NautcaSprt6 said:
Hey EVERYONE,

Thanks for all the information.
I think im gonna stick with removing the front fascia, cause if I crack something, i will curse up a storm and i will be pist everytime i look at my grill.
I am planning on leaving the chrome bars and painting the other ones black so all you see is the chrome.
i saw a car here on the forums in the silver and it looked amazing, and prob almost no one has it like the mesh grills that everyone has.

thanx
Do it the easy way: paint it inplace! No big deal except kneeling down alot.
Mask it(takes about an hour!), paper behind and around the outside. Prime and color spray. Let paint cure. Carefully remove masking.
 

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Do it the easy way: paint it inplace! No big deal except kneeling down alot.
Mask it(takes about an hour!), paper behind and around the outside. Prime and color spray. Let paint cure. Carefully remove masking.
I was thknking of that, but than I have to cover my entire car.
i may do that, it will be alot easier and i dont have to worry about my bumper and what not.
whats the best way to cover the car?
BTW, im gonna do my engine cover Hemi Orange.
I cant wait til this sunday, thats gonna be the day for my grill and cover.
:friday:
:dance: :rocketwho:
 

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NautcaSprt6 said:
I was thknking of that, but than I have to cover my entire car.
i may do that, it will be alot easier and i dont have to worry about my bumper and what not.
whats the best way to cover the car?
BTW, im gonna do my engine cover Hemi Orange.
I cant wait til this sunday, thats gonna be the day for my grill and cover.
:friday:
:dance: :rocketwho:

There is substance you can buy at a local auto paint store where bodyshops get their stuff from. It is like soapy substance you spray on the entire car you dont want painted to prevent overspraying. After you are done painting, just wash off the substance as if you were washing you car. This stuff works great and tried this on my other car when I painted the entire undercarriage and belly of the car and not 1 spec of over spray was on any where. Of course when you paint the grill you still need to tape the necessary parts up, but the rest of the car just spray this stuff on. You may need a spray gun to use this though. So remember this is only to prevent overspray on the rest of the car, and taping the painted area is still necessary. I dont remember the brand right now, i'll try 2 get is as soon as I can.
 

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bLaCk IcE said:
There is substance you can buy at a local auto paint store where bodyshops get their stuff from. It is like soapy substance you spray on the entire car you dont want painted to prevent overspraying. After you are done painting, just wash off the substance as if you were washing you car. This stuff works great and tried this on my other car when I painted the entire undercarriage and belly of the car and not 1 spec of over spray was on any where. Of course when you paint the grill you still need to tape the necessary parts up, but the rest of the car just spray this stuff on. You may need a spray gun to use this though. So remember this is only to prevent overspray on the rest of the car, and taping the painted area is still necessary. I dont remember the brand right now, i'll try 2 get is as soon as I can.
I dont know if im gonna go that route, that makes me a little nervous in case i miss a sot on my car, plus it will be more work.
i may just use that plastic sheet painters use to put on the floor, its cheap and comes in large sizes.
thanx for the information.

As for INK, i am using a grey primer with a flat black.
 

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I've been thinking of the same treatment since I saw the hurst 300...show us how it comes out..........
 

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4her2tas ur the herb y waste 100 bucs it took me 15 mins to do
 
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