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Old 09-11-2009, 04:57 PM   #1
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Lightbulb Installed a mesh grill on a 98 bonneville SE but...?

..As you can see on the grill that i made custom made & fitted i had to cut an opening on the upper left hand-side just so i can reach the latch to open the hood whenever i needed to.However this is just TEMPORARY until i figure out "How can i just have a full faced mesh grill without any openings for a way to open the hood ? "... Any suggestions on what i can do so i can just have one solid mesh grill ? I mean im like sort of lost right now just for the mear fact i cannot think of ANY other alternative that would allow me just to have one solid CLEAN mesh grill i know i do not want to have hood pins because im going for a clean look...ANYONE with ANY SUGGESTIONS & IDEAS LET ME KNOW....

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My first instinct was to say just take the safety catch off. Car'* didn't need them for 70 years. But since I dont want to assume liability for something gone wrong,..... I wont say it. ;-P
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No, It'* cool im open for any and all ideas if i consider i will consider and ya know if i dont i dont....LOL
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The safety latch is independent of the other one so...... You could also drill a hole in the safety latch handle and stick a rod up through the inside and through the hole. Make the rod long enough to reach it easily just under the bumper. Bending the tip of it 90 degrees first would help, then finish the bend once in the handle.
I really like the Mesh Look. Far better than the cheap plastic crap on my GXP.
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Damn now thats a good idea... i dont think it will be to noticable...I know man i got tired of the crappy plastic grill so i decided to add the mesh like 2 days ago..But so far i havent seen ANY 98 bonnie with a mesh grill on cardomain or anywhere else...And that upgrade with the mesh only cost me $1.97 and the cost of epoxy so roughly around 5 bucks i spent total..ahaha
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Feed it through a hole in the radiator support. A bronze brazing rod would be ideal as far as strength, being able to bend, and not rust. bend a U at the bottom for easy control.
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Love the look of the mesh. Yea, you've got to find a way not to have the cut-out in it. I like the sound of GXP'* idea.
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Thanks alot man .I know that does sound like a good idea ...I was going to go with the idea that "GXP" provided thanks alot by the way.Or i was gunna go with a remote keyless popper like what they use on cars that have shaved door handles something unique.
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how did u do da mesh grill i was tryna figure out how but couldnt it lookz real clean
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how did u do da mesh grill i was tryna figure out how to , in can you put up the pic of it , thanks
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