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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 12:59 pm 
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Hey guys,

I want to remove my grill for a tick and I have nothing that will remove the two bolts (one of which pictured below).
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The three bolts at the bottom of the grill are easy because access it simple. But these two top ones are deep in there, and the bloody bolts are long. So... little help? What tool do I need?

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:02 pm 
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patients nad racket with extension bar i would say. cant see it properly in pic though.

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:23 pm 
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definately the extension bar. shouldnt take u too long. im guessing the botls will be the same size as the ones u removed at the bottom of the grille

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:27 pm 
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Need a better pic.
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 1:52 pm 
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deep socket, extension bar...and paitence.
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 2:08 pm 
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you need a really deep socket to get those out, or a spanner through one of the holes to the side of it, you onyl get to turn a little at a time but it'll come.

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 2:14 pm 
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yeah, i ended up breaking part of the thread off so i could get them off.
i bent the thread back and forward and it ended up snapping right where the nut is so it came off easy and would be easy to put it back on.
I'm wanting to do it properly though when it comes time to remove my current grill.

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:05 pm 
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i used a long pair of pointy nose pliers. had to fit /remove my grill assembly many times during the making of my mesh setup.. become an expert at removing it i did it so many bloody times...

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:11 pm 
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yeah socket extension and a deep socket.
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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:20 pm 
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low ghia wrote:
i used a long pair of pointy nose pliers. had to fit /remove my grill assembly many times during the making of my mesh setup.. become an expert at removing it i did it so many bloody times...


Hey with that mesh bit on your car, where did you get the mesh from and who did it for you?

 

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Posted: Mon May 15, 2006 8:32 pm 
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i got the mesh from auto one. 30 bucks for 1.5 meters and i did the rest myself..chrome surround- $8 chrome door edge trim then i added another bit of chrome body trim around the bottom edge of the grill.
look at the pic in my sig to see what im on about.. now have a smaller ford badge on as well.that one on there was too big.

 

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got any close up high res shots of the grill? :)

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 12:09 am 
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low ghia wrote:
i got the mesh from auto one. 30 bucks for 1.5 meters and i did the rest myself..chrome surround- $8 chrome door edge trim then i added another bit of chrome body trim around the bottom edge of the grill.
look at the pic in my sig to see what im on about.. now have a smaller ford badge on as well.that one on there was too big.


looks FBT ish :o

 

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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 10:34 am 
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yeh thats a nice looking grill ay... wicked custom work :D
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Posted: Tue May 16, 2006 9:40 pm 
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digi camera getn fixed but will post pics when it done in a few days.. thanx for the compliments and yeah it does look fbt ish cos thats what i wanted till i found out the price of them..

 

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