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Old 10-03-2010, 07:16 PM   #57
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Holy cow, those are some skills!! Great pics, super end results!!
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Old 10-03-2010, 08:39 PM   #58
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Nice custom work.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:12 PM   #59
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:38 PM   #60
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How much experience do you have with body work like that? Have you ever cut anything else? Just gauging how hard it was....I want the T2 Inserts, and i wanna do them myself.....Did you do anything to prep the area?
hello, well i have been a mechanic for 20+ years, i dont have a lot of car body work experience, but i have used cutters, die grinders and others shop tools for a while, mainly on sheet metal. cutting into $200,000.00 airplanes helps
cleaning wise, alcohol.

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:44 PM   #61
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hello, well i have been a mechanic for 20+ years, i dont have a lot of car body work experience, but i have used cutters, die grinders and others shop tools for a while, mainly on sheet metal. cutting into $200,000.00 airplanes helps
cleaning wise, alcohol.

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Cool man! Looks VERY good. By looking at the template pic, it looks like i would be pretty simple.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:49 PM   #62
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How much experience do you have with body work like that? Have you ever cut anything else? Just gauging how hard it was....I want the T2 Inserts, and i wanna do them myself.....Did you do anything to prep the area?
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Cool man! Looks VERY good. By looking at the template pic, it looks like i would be pretty simple.
once i laid out the template, i cut it about a 1/4 inch smaller than the template, then as i trimmed it i adjusted it to my liking, the 2nd one i cut a little larger so i could have a little more play, that way i could adjust it to match the first.
if you decide to do it or anyone, send me a pm, i will do my best to help.

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Old 10-03-2010, 09:58 PM   #63
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There is no surface prep needed, you are not actually bonding the ports to the bumper but actually to the inner ring. The assembly is holding the bumper between the 2 parts. This was done to eliminate durability issues as the ports are not the same material as the bumper and obviously need this play to make up for material expansion over time.... The price may seem high, but allot of money was spent in development and tooling to get a part easy to install.

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Old 10-03-2010, 10:08 PM   #64
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There is no surface prep needed, you are not actually bonding the ports to the bumper but actually to the inner ring. The assembly is holding the bumper between the 2 parts. This was done to eliminate durability issues as the ports are not the same material as the bumper and obviously need this play to make up for material expansion over time.... The price may seem high, but allot of money was spent in development and tooling to get a part easy to install.

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given the bonding info.....a rear rig/cup that we could mount expanded metal to then bond to the rear of the port would be nice!!!
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:13 PM   #65
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We had something on the first 20-30 sets, there were issues with the durability of the mesh, so we dropped it. And then many did not install it claiming there is no mesh behind the rad grill.

Most mesh i tested (black e coated) would rust under salt spray test. Then we had Stainless, which just does not match. My suggestion is to simply bend the mesh around the inside of the port and use the adhesive supplied with the port kit. That will hold it in place and give you an opportunity to make it custom.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:23 PM   #66
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the wire mesh sounds like a good idea, i have been looking this weekend at many different LED set up's, i want to install white and red LED's in the scoops, since i have red/white halo lights.
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:32 PM   #67
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We had something on the first 20-30 sets, there were issues with the durability of the mesh, so we dropped it. And then many did not install it claiming there is no mesh behind the rad grill.

Most mesh i tested (black e coated) would rust under salt spray test. Then we had Stainless, which just does not match. My suggestion is to simply bend the mesh around the inside of the port and use the adhesive supplied with the port kit. That will hold it in place and give you an opportunity to make it custom.
got any of those pieces that were on the first 20 - 30 left over?
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:45 PM   #68
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Very nice, Overhaul, good install!

I like your new stripes too! Thats kinda what I've been planning on doing... do you have any more pics of them?
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Old 10-03-2010, 10:50 PM   #69
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Very nice, Overhaul, good install!

I like your new stripes too! Thats kinda what I've been planning on doing... do you have any more pics of them?
thx, click on my signature below, photo shoot and also new clear coat and strips

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