DIY Honeycomb grille

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DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Benrs » Mon Jan 19, 2015 7:57 pm

Whipped this grille up over the weekend. Its a stock facelift grille with the unwanted bits removed with a dremel, a bit of putty to fill in some gaps, a sheet of honeycomb plastic, and some plastidip.

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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby blacktop™ » Mon Jan 19, 2015 8:01 pm

Love it.

I've got all the bits to do this...just gotta get off my arse!
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Benrs » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:21 am

Thanks mate.

Yep I've been wanting to get this done for a while and finally found the time. Better than spending $500ish on one from subaru.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby chris12 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:31 am

Damn, that looks really good! Nicely done.

When are you going to start selling them? ;)
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby shav » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:40 am

That's brilliant. You should start a mini business for this. I'm serious...
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Benrs » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:11 am

Thanks guys.

I would be happy to make more if people are interested. Obviously a stock grille would need to be sent to me to modify. Everything else is straight forward.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby shav » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:23 am

You'll have to add up the parts and labor costs involved too Ben. But if it looks as good as the one you did, I am sure people will pay good money for it.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby blacktop™ » Tue Jan 20, 2015 7:15 pm

I prefer this style to the oem style as this has more 'depth'.

Edit: this style also has matching honeycomb to the oem fog light covers. The oem honeycomb grill has weird' steps' in the mesh
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Benrs » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:00 pm

blacktop™ wrote:I prefer this style to the oem style as this has more 'depth'.

Edit: this style also has matching honeycomb to the oem fog light covers. The oem honeycomb grill has weird' steps' in the mesh


Agreed mate. the mesh sits backs further than the oem mesh grill and gives a more aggressive look. And your right, the mesh i have used suits the foglight mesh really well. Im stoked that the plans in me head worked in reality, and the grille doesn't look doggy and homemade IMHO.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Flat6Estate » Tue Jan 20, 2015 8:08 pm

I love the look.
I reckon the chrome surround of the factory grill would really set it off. I think the chrome works well with headlight washers and the tops of the side skirts on the 3.0 spec b's
Although I notice most people prefer to cover that with plastidip.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby peadya100 » Tue Jan 20, 2015 9:47 pm

Nailed it man!!
Looks awesome!
I've got a stock grille if someone wants a project grille.... $3000 :wink:
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby phly » Tue Jan 20, 2015 10:47 pm

love the look of the grill, nice work mate

could you tell us where you got the honeycomb plastic from?
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby Benrs » Wed Jan 21, 2015 7:38 am

phly wrote:love the look of the grill, nice work mate

could you tell us where you got the honeycomb plastic from?


thanks mate. The honeycomb plastic is on ebay. easy to find.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby blacktop™ » Thu Jan 22, 2015 11:31 am

I've got spare mesh to sell to someone if they want some to give this a go.
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Re: DIY Honeycomb grille

Postby bigBADbenny » Thu Jan 22, 2015 5:34 pm

Good work, Ben :good:
Considering doing the lower aperture to match?
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