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DIY DIY: Front mesh grill

Discussion in 'Other DIY & Questions' started by rainbow_star, Dec 9, 2009.

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    rainbow_star New Member

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    DIY: Front mesh grill

    A lot of people have done this mode to their 01-02 rolla already. What they did were cut out the OEM grill and put a chicken wire mesh between the sliver frame and the grill and it looks pretty good.

    When I did mine, I thought it would looks way better if I could put the mesh behind the OEM grill. So I went extra mile and did this. I didn't take pic for the whole process, but I think it's good enough to give you a good idea how I did it. :)

    (No image) First I cut out the OEM grill.

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    Then I filled the spot with bondo and fiber glass at the back.

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    I also filled the big hole at the top part where the Toyota emblem (T) in.

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    (no images) Then I wet sand the whole thing before I apply primer and paint.

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    I didn't want to use chicken wire coz I think it looks so rice. So I went to Homedepot and get the light mesh thingy in the lighting department. It only came in silver or white, so I had to paint it black.

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    Then I zip-tied it behind the grill after the paint dried. Done!

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    I also did the mesh in the fog light area.

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    If you notice, I painted the inner area with black.

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    KrypticKarma ~2001 Corrizm~

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    Nice write up! Wanna make me one? ;) Car looks great by the way Im excited about the getting the trd lip kit :D
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    Dam that looks sweet :)
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    great DIY!
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    ChicagoCruise Well-Known Member

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    dam i should do that with my 98-00.
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    fishexpo101 Get Some

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    Very nicely done. The mesh design makes it look almost an OEM option - great choice.
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    wasabinuts2go BeeP BEEP!

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    so, where did you get your window visors from?
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    Should i install this on my car?

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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    I think your car looks cleaner with the full grill you have already. It compliments your front lip.
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    Hummer Well-Known Member

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    rollatuner, do you really like the 99 lip better than the 01 on a 01 front end?
    I like it too but i dont like the gap and bump it leaves at the edge of the bumper and under the fog lights, thats why i want the 01 lip and the fact that my friend has a 99 front end.
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    JDMjody VVTLi > VTEC

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    GSE21tuner Formerly rollatuner110. Representing AZLexus.club

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    Yes. It actually matches the car quite well. The 01-02 lip is fugly. It's pretty much just a block of plastic will no aerodynamics to it. As for the gap, there's nothing a little bondo and paint can't fix. ;) I would actually do the 01-02 conversion and use my lip(the same as yours) on it if I weren't planning to sell the car eventually. This is the cleanest looking setup I have seen besides fitting the 98-00 TRD front valences on the 01-02, but good luck getting those pieces. Actually, there's some in silver right here for sale. http://trdforums.com/forum/showpost.php?p=539312&postcount=32
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    Im gonna use bondo to fix my rear side skirts, i guess ill try and fix up the front lip... until i drive it into a curb and crack it ughhh lol
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    rainbow_star New Member

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    My friend gave those visors to me long time ago. They were actually for 7th gen rolla and it fits 8th gen.
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    looking forward to do this!
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    Hummer, I think you should do this to your car. It would look nice.
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    Hi, Rainbow star, U still have ur car?
    I live near Vancouver too, and i would really like to see ur car in person =) (loving ur car)
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    OMG... THAT'S BRILLIANT! So I didn't have to buy a new car to get that kind of mesh :(
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    oh =(
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    Have you seen cBass's car?

    LOL
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    lol im using that type of mesh on my rolla
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    WHO is Cbass?
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    cBass buffalo bell lover

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    ummm.....HI, im cBass....you will know me as the guy with the body kit rolla
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    Jeez, you didnt have to scare him/her away.
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    Hi there , i love ur body kit, i want to get my too
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    cBass buffalo bell lover

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    trust me you dont want to, too much work but thanks tho
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    haha ,,loling , because i can't find TRD lips kit anywhere >_<,
    And ebay gave me the idea of installing ur body kit....

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