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Old 05-25-2004, 05:26 AM
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Hi, ive just recently pulled a ford focus out of my pile of random parts. i have painted it it looks like an orange gold colour with the back side windows painted over (i mean under). it looks great. i have cut out the front bottom grille (where the intercooler goes) and i am looking for some fine mesh to go in the rather large gap.

If anybody knows where i can get this mesh (preferably in the australaisa area (australia & New Zealand)) it would be appreciated.

Please Post pics of your bodies, and ones with mesh, Just for ideas

thanks

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Old 05-25-2004, 09:17 AM
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you could probably use window screen. maybe try going to a window screening shop and see if you can have some scrap. then it would be free!
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Old 05-27-2004, 03:50 AM
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True true, thanks man, never thought of that.
Old 05-28-2004, 07:48 AM
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If that doesn't look quiet right to you then you can find an old speaker with a metal grill. There was a guy i think in this forum that did that and it came out great. No need to worry about color as you can take the paint off the grill with oven cleaner or a stiff metal cleaning brush, then polish it.
Old 05-28-2004, 02:02 PM
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if you want a silver grille for it, they make aluminum screen for windows, you could go to a hardware stoe to get it, when i finish my supra body i'll send you a picture of what it looks like, if you want.
Old 05-30-2004, 05:31 AM
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ORIGINAL: bkohs

if you want a silver grille for it, they make aluminum screen for windows, you could go to a hardware store to get it, when i finish my supra body i'll send you a picture of what it looks like, if you want.
Thats would be great bkohs! i still haven't done anything about it but when i do ill try to post some pics. the body is ugly though, its my old ford focus from my first car (TL-01). i just decided to paint it. the front is broken though. any ideas on how to fix up cracks on bodys? its just duck-taped up at the moment.
Old 05-30-2004, 10:41 PM
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i've been told to use silicon, but i've never tried it, i just use duct tape, it may whiegh the car down, but it gets the job done. and for the pics, the body isn't done but here are a few of the pics of what is done, i still have to do the front and some stuff on the side, and then put the decals on.
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i hope that worked, if not can someone tell me how to put pics on here please.
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Old 05-31-2004, 01:41 AM
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very nice work! how did you glue the mesh on? which glue did u use?

is that ur girlfriend/wife in the second picture or a poster on the wall lol, just bein a nosy bugger
Old 05-31-2004, 08:38 AM
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well first, i used hot glue and then when that dryed i put super glue next to it and it filled in all of the holes, and no that is not my girlfriend, she'e only 12, it is more like a cousin, but not actually related. her mom is a close friend of the family.
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here are some pics of the inside.

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here are some bodies with different grille material
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The skyline is some aluminum mesh I found at the hobby shop. comes in a big role like 2 or 3 feet.

The eclipse is the grille off of an Alpine type R 6 inch mid driver. I sanded the black off of it and clear coated it to keep it form rusting.
Old 06-02-2004, 08:52 AM
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Any silicone based RTV will work for mounting stuff to your body. You have to be careful with super glues and such as some of them can cause blimishes in the paint and trust me, it sucks ruining an entire body because you used brand A rather than brand B just to find out that it eats into paint. Man orange shows every lil mess up you make lol.
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I use shoe goo. it is cheap and easy to use dries faster than RTV and you can pull it off and recycle the grille to another vehicle if needed.

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Old 06-04-2004, 05:03 AM
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Thanks for all the help and pics guyz, i still havent gotten onto doing anything but i will soon, and when i get my camera off of my sister i will post pics

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