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Grillcraft install

Discussion in 'Technical Chat' started by chadderkdawg, Oct 28, 2011.

  1. Oct 28, 2011 at 6:25 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Got my grillecraft installed today. Here is a little step by step.

    Remove your grill and get it on a table of some kind.

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    Start cutting out the crossbars and center section, I used a dremel multimax.

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    This is what you should be looking at now.

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    Next, place the grillecraft grill into the shell from the frontside, mark the mounting holes with a pencil and drill them out using a 3/16 size bit.

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    Insert the screws from the inside and put the backing plates on the opposite side and snug everything down, I used an open ended wrench, 1/4 inch.

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    Remount your grille and step back to admire your great work!

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    Thats all for now, go big red ;)

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  2. Oct 28, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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    chadderkdawg

    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    I doubt it will, if I was going to go through the process though, I would actually fill them in, smooth it out, and paint over them. Not really a huge fan of the triangles. I will probably do the bumper though.
     
  3. Oct 28, 2011 at 6:32 AM
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    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Cough ug cough
     
  4. Oct 28, 2011 at 6:41 AM
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    chadderkdawg [OP] Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to..

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    Yea I did see that, I thought of it first though!! Haha, I definitely dig the look.
     

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