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Old 31 Dec 2004, 09:37 am
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Default Lower Grill removal

Nobody told me what a PITA the lower grill is to take off.
Got a EG chrome grill from santa.Not quite done , will post pics later.
For those that don't know. The lower grill is held on by
6 11mm nuts. 2 on the bottom and 2 on each side.The only way
I could get at them was to remove the3 screws underneath and the 3 on each side and one press on washer . Had the car on ramps.
Than I could pull the lower cover down just enough to get at those
wonderful nuts.Was there an easier way? I went to the dealer
and asked, thinking they might have a magic tool,But they didn't.
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Old 31 Dec 2004, 12:22 pm
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Did you have a post yesterday askeing how to take off the lower grill? I was entering a reply, and got "that post no longer exists"!!

Anyway - the lower grill is all one piece below the bumper, isn't it? Are the foglights attached? What did you replace with?
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I'm confused about why you'd remove the lower grille/fascia. When I had the OEM bumper and got my E&G chrome grille, I just put the grille over the lower OEM grille - per the instructions.

But talk about PITA - - - if you get the Crusher, you have to grind down most of the fins to make the E&G lower fit in the Crusher's lower slot!
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I'm confused about why you'd remove the lower grille/fascia. When I had the OEM bumper and got my E&G chrome grille, I just put the grille over the lower OEM grille - per the instructions.

But talk about PITA - - - if you get the Crusher, you have to grind down most of the fins to make the E&G lower fit in the Crusher's lower slot!
I tried it that way but I didn't like how it stuck out.And I have a factory chrome grill and didn't want to do any grinding on it.So
I did it the hard way.
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Did you have a post yesterday askeing how to take off the lower grill? I was entering a reply, and got "that post no longer exists"!!

Anyway - the lower grill is all one piece below the bumper, isn't it? Are the foglights attached? What did you replace with?
Don , I had a post,but took it off ,because I figured out how to do it.I know I was supposed to leave the bottom grill on and put the EG
Grill over it,but I had a oem chrome grill and it just didn't fit
right over the top and I didn't want to ruin it.I had to make some
little brackets to hold the bottom on ,but all is well now.
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Looks great Jimbo. The grill and the hood scoop enhance each other.
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Looks great Jimbo. The grill and the hood scoop enhance each other.
Thanks Michael. I really get some looks when I drive down the street.
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Jimbo, that grill looks awesome on white and with that hood. Santa got me one too, waiting for some nice weather to install it.
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Jimbo, that grill looks awesome on white and with that hood. Santa got me one too, waiting for some nice weather to install it.
I was going to wait till spring to put on the grill,but
I just couldn't
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