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Front lower grille

Discussion in '240Z / 260Z / 280Z' started by HOUSEQUAKE, Mar 9, 2007.

  1. HOUSEQUAKE

    HOUSEQUAKE Forum User

    I'm looking for a suitable grille for the lower part beneath the bumper that is not covered.

    Has anybody any knowledge of using front grilles from a different make of car?

    I keep looking at the pug grilles thinking they might do? I can imagine this sort of look under the bumper.

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    Anyone good at photoshopping? Maybe do a mock up?
     
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  2. Tony 260Z

    Tony 260Z
    Z Club Member

    Interesting idea. I'd (idly) thought about trying it myself but never got beyond that. You can buy various grille materials (hello Halfords et al) but they'd have to be done right.
     
  3. Ian Patmore

    Ian Patmore New Forum User

    There is a thread on classiczcars.com (titled; New grille, if the link below does not work). A good idea of extending the original grille with parts from another original grille to fit the space when an aftermarket spoiler is fitted. Just an idea....

    http://www.classiczcars.com/forums/showthread.php?t=25155

    Ian
     
  4. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    I've been looking at this for a while - I'm going to ask a local smithy to make me one up that continues the original grill all the way down to the bottom panel (going between the bottom of the front wings) ! It won't be expensive, be power-coat painted in black satin and cover up the 'forgotten hole' under the bumper !

    It'll save my rad. (already protected from kamikaze pidgeons) from errant bunnies too !
     
  5. Tony 260Z

    Tony 260Z
    Z Club Member

    I reckon that's a darned good idea Sean. Let us know how you get on!

    Tony
     
  6. HOUSEQUAKE

    HOUSEQUAKE Forum User

    *chuckles*

    I've seen the thread on classicZclub, it's that what set me off again 'coz like Sean I've been kicking around with the idea for some time.

    I've seen the grille mesh type stuff tony260 is talking ABOUt (oops, caps off) but I've a nasty suspicion I'd manage to make a comp-lete mess of it.

    I'm looking for something that goes right up to the edges, like on an Aston Martin.




    [now sits and waits for someone to suggest an Aston martin :p ]
     

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  7. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Well, that's what I was thinking of - but in black, not girly chromed or stainless steel !
     
  8. HOUSEQUAKE

    HOUSEQUAKE Forum User

    erm...

    ...might you not upset some people with your 'girly chrome' reference Sean?

    After all, it was all the rage when these cars were in their heyday and dare I say one of the more appealing things about classic cars :conf2:









    But I know wot you mean, I de-chromed Delores straight away :devil:
     
  9. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Has to be bad in black !
     
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  10. status

    status Active Forum User

    i got my mesh from ripspeed,just got to get round to doing it,cost me 17 quid about 3 years ago
     
  11. SeanDezart

    SeanDezart
    Z Club Member
    Official Trader

    Mesh is for wannabe racers and chicken coops ! A proper grill is classy.
     
  12. HOUSEQUAKE

    HOUSEQUAKE Forum User

    How about a pic?
     
  13. status

    status Active Forum User

    its still in the wrapping,probably find a picture on their website,it is similar to the mesh that is on my gill on my 260,see my gallery
     
  14. Mr Ex

    Mr Ex I've seen it, I've been there.

    A bit like a 432 then.
     
  15. Paul_S

    Paul_S
    Z Club Member

    To resurrect an old thread...

    I was looking at this picture again today and thought perhaps I was missing a part of my grille, but it seems this is normal (?)

    [​IMG]

    I think I'd like to do something about putting a grille below the bumper. What do you all do? Fabricate something? Or is there a product that's available? Or leave it, as is?
     
  16. Ian

    Ian
    Z Club Member

    Check out Skillard.com
     
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