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Old 03 May 2004, 01:37 pm
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Default Easy way to make front end look lower

I discovered an easy way to make the front profile look lower. I have a horizontal billet grill. I removed the hood emblem and mounted it in the middle of the grill. The emblem holes on the hood need to be filled in and painted but I merely inserted smooth plastic caps and used touch up paint.
Removing the emblem is tricky, I did scratch the hood slightly. I guess the best way is to heat it with a hair dryer first and use a plastic scraper to loosen the adhesive. I bought a new emblem on Ebay for $10. The double sided tape clings nicely to the grill but I added a bead of windshield sealer from behinfd the grill to the under side of the emblem. This adds support and cannot be seen. Coupled with my license plate lowering kit (below the bumper) I received many compliments and some folks thought I used lowering springs.
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Old 03 May 2004, 02:07 pm
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If you had some pics, that would be very helpful! [8D]
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Old 03 May 2004, 02:36 pm
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Mike, photos would be nice. I hope that you don't have the turbo (or turbo lite). If you do, the license plate blocking the air flow to the intercooler is a bad even though it does look better.
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Old 03 May 2004, 03:39 pm
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I found a way to but it doesn't work so well in the PT.

Tie cinder blocks to chassis to lower the frame. IT worked in an 83 Camaro with hardly any traction in the rear.
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Old 03 May 2004, 04:10 pm
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did that with mine, but mine IS lowered...check it out....
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Old 04 May 2004, 08:13 am
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Maybe it's just me, but removing the emblem, filling the holes, painting where you filled in the holes and relocating the emblem seems to be a whole lot more complicated than just having it lowered for real. [:I]
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