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Fitting radiator grill - photos needed

PostPost by: NYK » Wed Jul 10, 2019 12:14 pm

I need to confirm to the body shop the correct fit/fitting of the front grill, any photos greatly appreciated. Ideally I would like any photos ASAP

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PostPost by: ericbushby » Wed Jul 10, 2019 1:59 pm

dscf0507.jpg and
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Hi Nic,
You do not say which car it is for or what you want to know.
However as it is apparently urgent how is this.
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PostPost by: NYK » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:04 pm

Thanks Eric, you have guessed correctly it is a Plus 2. So if I interpret your photos correctly the grill should be inside the nose aperture and right at the back. The reason I asked is that the manky old grill I inherited with the dismantled car appears to be a bit larger than the aperture and hence would need to be essentially fitted behind the aperture. I grafted on a complete newly moulded front section so presume the fibreglass to be correct and the grill to be wrong.

I just needed to confirm with the body shop how it should be assembled as they were working on that part of the car today.
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PostPost by: ericbushby » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:10 pm

Nic,
mine is an S3 and now mine looks manky in close up. I`m not doing that again, I can find enough work.
Glad to help.
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PostPost by: JonB » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:11 pm

Some pictures here: viewtopic.php?f=36&t=42135

Note the orientation of the tabs on the grille with clip on fasteners that take self tapping screws. The Plus 2 grille fits behind the opening with the screws going through the fibreglass (which should already be holed) into these clip on fasteners. It does not use P clips (which Eric's Elan seems to have).
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PostPost by: NYK » Wed Jul 10, 2019 3:45 pm

Fitting behind is good, as that is what I told the body shop this morning, was worried I had misled them.
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