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Going on Safari, DIY grill mods...

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I like the look of the "safari" grills, but not the price tag, so I decided to try and make my own...

 

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Found some similar lights at a rummage sale of all places...

 

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Wanted them to be a flush fit, so it's time to get crafty...

 

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Marked off where to cut the ribs of the grill...

 

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Much better. Now the chrome ring of the lights fits flush to the grill face...

 

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Polished the stainless and repainted the ribs and brackets black...

 

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Installed rivnuts in the light backs, made some little brackets to hold them in tight, and lengthened and routed the wires...

 

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Finished product...

 

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For about an hour's work and roughly $30 in materials, I think it looks pretty good. Will look better on the car I think.   :thumbup:

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FUCKING AWESOME. Great work and they look awesome!

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Is that one of the new chinese steel craftsman ratchets?

 

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I literally laughed out loud at that. 

 

No sir. For some reason Tim heated and bent that one to do something with it. He loves modifying tools for specific jobs. 

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Haha awesome. I've been looking at doing that same thing recently. Looks great. I do want to see it on a car though too.

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I do want to see it on a car though too.

 

As do I. ^_^

 

Will probably pop it on next week to see how it looks. 

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Looks Clean!!

 

I see you went flush rather than have the lights protrude a little like the sss safari grill?

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I see you went flush rather than have the lights protrude a little like the sss safari grill?

 

Yes sir. I feel like the Safari lights poke out just a little too much...

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I started doing this a couple years ago and just never finished it. Glad to see it done and it looks good. Waitin to see it on thr car.

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Very cool!! :thumbup:   I did a similar grille mod on an MG years back, looked great!  Make sure your grille mounting points are strong cuz of the added weight!

 

'Sup djlotus!

 

TJ

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Very cool! But what are the odds of finding those lights now?

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There are a number of aftermarket rectangular fog lights that i think would look just as good still available. Just googling rectangular fog light have a bunch of decent choices

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Nice job, was looking into doing something similar with steel mesh for a front grille, like how roadkill did on their charger... but better

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But what are the odds of finding those lights now?

 

This...

 

There are a number of aftermarket rectangular fog lights that i think would look just as good still available. Just googling rectangular fog light have a bunch of decent choices

 

Looking around I saw quite a few, so they are out there...

 

I started doing this a couple years ago and just never finished it. Glad to see it done and it looks good. Waitin to see it on thr car.

 

Terrible pic, because it's parked too close to another car, but I couldn't resist a test fit. 

 

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Make sure your grille mounting points are strong cuz of the added weight!

 

Yes sir. Thankfully 510 grill mounts are overbuilt for how light the grill is. 

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Dude I dig it! Might get around to finishing mine if i can find the stuff in my boxes of random bits.

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Well, that happened even faster than I thought it would...   :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

 

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Well, that happened even faster than I thought it would...   :rofl:  :rofl:  :rofl:

 

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I couldn't resist trying!

 

But I lucked into a real grille, so this setup only lasted about a week

 

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