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...and just so everyone understands that the original "great minds" goes at least back to the Kremer Bros. with their ST, which is where I got my inspiration.

I guess that puts all of us going this route in good company.







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Old 06-15-2011, 03:54 PM
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boba...........I like it. Very nice grille and car, as well.

I started thinking about doing this..........long before I actually did anything, which is about par for most of my projects. Once i started looking for metal (expanded at first) I found that there was an online metal place, local to me and they had the perf-metal. I bought some to try it out and ended up liking it.

I also made some horn grille covers, but so far I do not like the results.

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Al, the issue I had was that I could not find an expanded metal in aluminum that was close to the dimension used by Kremer (which is close to the size used by the factory. My guess is that metric expanded metal would be closer. The SS was closer to what I was looking for, dimensionally, a bit too long at first but when I put it on the car it did seem to work OK.
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boba,
Your expanded metal grille works way better than ok. It looks great.

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I just saw this thread and as has been stated here already great minds think alike.

Al I like what you did, I did mine some time ago as part of a solution to gain additional clearance for the trumpets.

Mine is in stainless expanded metal and is to remain unfinished.









Seriously beautiful car. More picture please.
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Al:
Order placed. You got $ via Paypal.

Thanks!

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Order placed. You got $ via Paypal.

Thanks!

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got it....thx fast eddie

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a little update

I've had a few of these sent out to the powder-coaters and have tried a few more hardware combos.........what do you think?






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Here is my lightweight grill, all 12 ounces of it. Al was kind enough to send me a length of trim, he's certainly one of the guys that makes this board so great!

I honestly don't know where the mesh came from but suspect it may be from the order we placed with Ove in Denmark a few years ago. It's a little bent and creased here and there, so it's perfect for my car.






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Nice work Al. I like the fasteners.

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Great work Al, pm sent. One question... are you using high heat powder, like for a barbecue? Finish would last longer.

Shaun, you da man!!
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Al, I just sent you an email.
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Shaun,
The grille and the car look awesome.....your car is one of my favorites..it just looks right.
Shahram,
Email received and replied to.
Mark, thanks....regular powder coating.
Kevin, Thank you.

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Looks fantastic! Great work.
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The grill looks great in both colors. But, I'll have to throw in a vote for the raw material, no color.
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Thank you Al. I think the car works because it's the very definition of patina. It will be a struggle to bring it back to gemini blue this winter.
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The grills look great Al! Shaun, yours looks great! Leave it as itis and start working on the S.
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Got mine installed today. Looks nice in the Carrera tail...
Thanks Al for a quality part.

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Mark,
Thanks..........I'm glad that you like it...I checked out the pix of your Carrera (in your Pelican garage) Sweet!

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Looks great Mark, very purposeful, goes well with the rest of your build. details like the grill round it out.
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