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I might not actually get my car until August but soon I may be able to build a reasonable facimile in my den. I have a new owners manual that I got on Ebay for $5, a set of shop manuals on CD ($49 on Ebay), I have my mesh grille ordered, and tomorrow I hope to order my premium floor mats and splash guards.

Is anyone else purchasing accesories in advance to satisfy the craving? If so what?
 

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I have been tempted... I can't deny it. However, I am holding off until delivery. My wife is very proud of me...so far.
 

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kampsvilleboy said:
I might not actually get my car until August but soon I may be able to build a reasonable facimile in my den. I have a new owners manual that I got on Ebay for $5, a set of shop manuals on CD ($49 on Ebay), I have my mesh grille ordered, and tomorrow I hope to order my premium floor mats and splash guards.

Is anyone else purchasing accesories in advance to satisfy the craving? If so what?
YES!!! Car was supposed to ship 5/21 then 6/11 now 6/14, who knows. I have purchased K&N air filter, weathertech advantage floor mats (premium carpet,holds 1 1/2 qts of snow,water), oil filter and trans pan magnet, DRL kit, laser shield front license plate cover. I may order the grille, debating on the full mesh or the mesh with the vertical center bar, which one did you order?
 

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Check out the oil filter magnet thread or go to www.filtermag.com, search ebay for turbomag flat magnets for both the trans and oil pan/ bolt. I'm going to google Bently pictures and go with the grille that is closest to da Bently. Are you going to remove your stock grille or cut it out. I would like to be able to return to stock and put the mesh grille on ebay when I sell the car in 7-10 years, there WILL be a market for them on ebay like everything else I've sold.
 

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II kings 9:20 said:
YES!!! Car was supposed to ship 5/21 then 6/11 now 6/14, who knows. I have purchased K&N air filter, weathertech advantage floor mats (premium carpet,holds 1 1/2 qts of snow,water), oil filter and trans pan magnet, DRL kit, laser shield front license plate cover. I may order the grille, debating on the full mesh or the mesh with the vertical center bar, which one did you order?
Just curious, I was unaware of a kit being availabe for DRL's, where did you find it up? Link please. :D Would you happen to know what light will be utilized for the DRL's?
 

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I'm Getting Ready

Yes, I too will be ordering the mesh grill with the center line, it was a tough decision from the all mesh.
I also will be upgrading my wheels/tires to 20" or keeping them 18" with different rims, adding signal indicators to the side mirrors, mud flaps, and tinting the windows just a bit.
I was wondering, would it average out the same $$ if I kept the factory grill and had it totally chrome? If it's even possible, anyone know info on that please tell!!


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Where are you getting signal mirrors from? I heard dealers will have them in 2 months (probably next year). I don't like the idea of having door panels removed to run wires to the signal light. I am thinking of putting fender mount signals (I don't like drilling holes in my sheet metal either) as an alternative e.g. BMW 3 series teardrop fender signals. Ordered the full mesh grille today, still waiting on the car.
 

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I'm Getting ready!

Yes, my dealer stated they should be in no later then Aug 1, I figured I can wait since my 300C isnt here yet. I'm in WI so if they arrive sooner I will be sure to let you know. Regarding the grill I spoke with the guy name Chris and I couldn't even order the mesh with the center line yet so hopefully I can in a couple of weeks :mad: . If I don't find info on chroming the entire factory grill.
 

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The entire factory grille and "chrome" surround is one piece of (dare I say it?) plastic. :eek: I think chroming it using normal chroming processes would result in a pile of melted plastic. Just MHO.

There are some paints out there now that do a good simulation of chrome, but they are VERY expensive.

I have a "Bentley" mesh grille ordered. When I get it, I'm going to experiment with putting on a whole Chrysler "wings" emblem, rather than just moving the oval emblem from the stock grille. They come in different sizes, and there might be one that would cover the whole stamped wings portion of the surround. Might look good, might not.
 
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