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Old 12-01-2005, 03:02 AM   #1
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I'm trying to think of something else to do with my grill. Right now It looks like this:
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I was thinking about taking all that out and welding two diagonal strips of metal down beside the head lights. I would of course, gind down the welds, smooth it out with some light weight puddy, and support these stips. Then I want to put a billet grill in between.
I would just buy a billet grill like the one below or anything larger and cut it down.

It would kind of look like this grill BUT it wouldn't have a thick chrome outline just the billet lines arcoss.

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**Looking for constructive criticism. If it'* not your style, leave it at that. Any other comments are just not necessary.
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i personally think it would look pretty sweet. someone with photoshop should do ya up some example pictures!
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I like the look. Maybe consider trying to get an emblem in there somehow. That would give it the original factory look.
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I like it. is that a Lexus grille on a I30?
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I like it..
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Looks kinda bland as is. A big old Pontiac dart in the middle would help (I think).

Good work so far, tho!
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Thanks guys.
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I like it. is that a Lexus grille on a I30?
It has a Cefiro (European version of the I30) grill and headlights.
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I like it..
Nice. Do you think you could you run two strips of metal down beside the grill?
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Couple weeks ago in school I saw a 00+ ssei that had a grille like the one you showed. Car was all hooked up but it wasn't parked so I couldnt take pics.. nicest bonnie I've ever seen.

Anyway back to this, not a prefect shopjob but helps you get the idea.
the 92-95 badge works, the 96+ other ones look strange on it

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Thanks XKalibuR for all the photoshoppin.
I was thinking about a dart but I think it would seem out of place on my car. I'm not going to have any other badge on it.
I took the first pic in your last post and hacked it up in paint a little. I want to have the hood flow down beside the grill. I see alot of maximas with aftermarket grills that take these side peices out and it just dosen't look right in my opinion.
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It'* pretty plain but when it'* done I think it will look simple and clean.
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oh ok, I thought u meant a chrome border by 2 metal strips. Might as well do a bmw kidney grill then hehe
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