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Old 04 Feb 2018, 01:14 pm
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Default SOOO BIG gets a replacement set of chrome grills.

My thanks to Todd for posting an add to access a new set of replacement grills for SOOO BIG. Today was a perfect day to install them with a high of 82F.

Knowing the inherent weakness in this grill design is the top positioning clips, I just bent them off and installed a set of PT Cruiser screws and retaining clips in their places. My Swiss Army Knife has a great reamin' tool for hogging out screw holes in plastic. They'll hold the top grill in place more securely.
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SOOO BIG bare necked, no grills. SSPX0084 (640x480).jpg

New grills, fresh outa the box.SSPX0004 (640x480).jpg

Modified screw and retaining clip, passenger side.SSPX0015 (640x480).jpg

Modified screw and retaining clip, driver's side.SSPX0016 (640x480).jpg

Magic Swiss Army Knife reamer attachment.SSPX0019 (640x480).jpg

Finished, just in time for a run to Houligan's Irish Sports Bar to pick up the SUPER BOWL "WALLY WINGS"!
"GO EAGLES!"SSPX0013 (640x480).jpg
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Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chrome Package; Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles, PRND3-1 Bezel, Silver/Chrome Shift Ball/Knob, Bright Spoke Leather Tilt Steering Wheel. Chrome Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim. Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry, Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Under Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers, Back up Camera/ 7" Monitor.

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Old 04 Feb 2018, 01:35 pm
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Default Re: SOOO BIG gets a replacement set of chrome grills.

is that the same as you had previously, just mint/new?
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Old 04 Feb 2018, 02:30 pm
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Looks good, Price. Good luck to your team. They're gonna need it!
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Old 04 Feb 2018, 02:36 pm
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Default Re: SOOO BIG gets a replacement set of chrome grills.

Glad it all worked out for you, Price. That's one extremely nice and well-cared-for PT you have there.
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Old 04 Feb 2018, 02:58 pm
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Default Re: SOOO BIG gets a replacement set of chrome grills.

Did you have the lower section before?

If not, it looks much better now with the lower section
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Default Re: SOOO BIG gets a replacement set of chrome grills.

Looks a lot better now. Nice upgrade!
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Old 05 Feb 2018, 08:31 am
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Is that the same as you had previously, just mint/new?
Yup. They're exactly like the other set. I put the first replacement set on when my son Steve gave them to me back in 2015. He'd had them on his PT "AquaCruiser" for over ten years. They were sort of a family heirloom. These as you say are "mint/new".

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Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chrome Package; Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles, PRND3-1 Bezel, Silver/Chrome Shift Ball/Knob, Bright Spoke Leather Tilt Steering Wheel. Chrome Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim. Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry, Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Under Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers, Back up Camera/ 7" Monitor.
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Did you have the lower section before?

If not, it looks much better now with the lower section
The bottom grill has always been there. You can see it peakin' out from under the front "bumper" in the insert photo of SOOO BIG

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The bottom grill has always been there. You can see it peakin' out from under the front "bumper" in the insert photo of SOOO BIG

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Well that's good that you now have a second set for the bottom, just in case you damage the current ones by hitting a parking stop or curb.
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Well that's good that you now have a second set for the bottom, just in case you damage the current ones by hitting a parking stop or curb.
I've scraped my last lower air dam. I've dinged my final lower grill. With my bright red and gold patented reminder strung on the MFS stalk I'm now always reminded not to pull too far forward. If you're still prone to this practice I'll be glad to send you one for the cost of shipping.

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Cool Vanilla White, 3 Coats. 2.4 DOHC 16V SMPI Eng. Vanity Cover, 4 Spd. Auto Trans. 2.6 Overall Top Gear, Lock-up Torque Converter. PT Chrome Clad 16" X 6" Wheels, P205/55 R16 Cooper Starfire/Solarus tires, Touring Suspension. Chrome Package; Side Spears, Grills, Fuel Filler Door, Door Locks, Handles, PRND3-1 Bezel, Silver/Chrome Shift Ball/Knob, Bright Spoke Leather Tilt Steering Wheel. Chrome Tail Lights, 3/8" Belt Trim. Cruise Control, Power Mirrors, A/C, Deep Tinted Sun Screen Glass, Power Moon Roof, Fog and Back-Up Lights, Rear Spoiler, Variable Front Wipers W/Washers, Rear Wiper/Washer, Key less Entry, Replacement 2001 Dark Taupe Grey Suede/Leather Trim Seats, Dual Under Seat Storage Drawers, Drivers Side Power Seat Height Adjust. Full Length Console, Locking Glove Box, Overhead Temperature/Compass Console, Rear Shelf Panel, AM/FM CD GPS Navigation Radio, 6 Premium Speakers, Back up Camera/ 7" Monitor.
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