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Old 27th December 2008, 21:02   #46
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Thank you all guys for the support.

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I'm not sure if the scanner is legal ( but then again , what form of bling lighting is , but read that the scanner type light display is to be used only by cops , ambulances , vip vehicles etc, kinda like the rotating light on top.
Yeah, i've dropped the idea of the scanner light.


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Thats the best looking Wagon R I have seen till date...

A little free advice: Stay aways from leds... and neons etc. Your car is looking brilliant, don't mess with it!!
Thanks. Will try to drop the bling idea, but wanted to try it once.
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Old 27th December 2008, 21:26   #47
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the mesh mod looks nice and elegant thats excatly the same mesh grill for my ALTO.
now put the neon tube inside the bumper between top and lower grill like i did. this will give you nice effect in dark.

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Old 29th December 2008, 18:51   #48
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This is where is bought the mesh.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/1071079-post37.html

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Was able to find the mesh grille in Delhi, thanks to autopsyche for the lead. Went to Chawri bazaar near Ajmeri gate, there you'll find grille's of all shapes and designs, however was not all shops sell in loose quantity as they are mostly wholesalers. The shop where I bought the grill is opp the chawri bazaar metro station. Price was 400 for 4x4 sq.ft. mesh.

Duli Chand Ram Chand
4907, Chowk Hauz Qazi,
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I am planning to buy a local front grill for my WagonR and then work on it, keep the original grill just incase the mod goes wrong
The cost break-up

Wire Mesh - 400
Front grille - 300
Black com-paint can(120ml) X 2 - 200
Chrome paint can - 190
Body Filler - 120
M-seal - 60
Metal scissors - 120
Metal brackets, nuts & bolts - 100
Masking tape, hacksaw blades, file, sandpapers, other misc items - 100

...next>> UTSAV high security embossed numper plates - 600

Labor - priceless...

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Old 29th December 2008, 19:02   #49
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Thtas a great DIY

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Old 30th December 2008, 00:14   #50
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Great DIY,Shaken boy!
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Old 3rd January 2009, 17:36   #51
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Thumbs up Congrats!

Thats a neat DIY shakensoul!

You can improve the mesh grill by having another layer of mesh with smaller hole dimensions behind the main one, I presume you have used Al mesh. This will give a complete and more substantial look for the grill, by covering up the empty spaces between the wires. I came to know this when I got mine done at tuners!

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Old 4th January 2009, 08:46   #52
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hi friends i want to make diy skirts for my old honda city . which material can i use so that it does not break up easily as most of the time i drive in rural areas. i just want simple skirts like in lancer sfxi. can lancer sfxi skirts fitted on ohc if yes where to get these and for how much
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You can improve the mesh grill by having another layer of mesh with smaller hole dimensions behind the main one
That is a good point Jose. Can you post a snap of that mesh taken from the front?
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Old 4th January 2009, 10:36   #54
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Thanks josepeter for the idea. The first time specially in a DIY is always trial and error. The mesh that I am using, the dimension of the holes are already small, but there's always a next time.

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Excellent job indeed. You are already semi-professional.
I want to try something like this on my car once the warranty period is over. Not sure if I can do it all alone.
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Old 4th January 2009, 12:56   #56
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Wink Shouldn't be too difficult on your Cedia!

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Excellent job indeed. You are already semi-professional.
I want to try something like this on my car once the warranty period is over. Not sure if I can do it all alone.
With shakens DIY guide as reference it shouldn't be difficult for the Cedia. The reason is Cedia's grill has very less free standing space, you have the centre tooth which makes the grillable area very manageable. Vey large free standing space like in my Bolero needs skilled pros to make perfect.

I dont think tampering with the grill will void warrany, go on mate give it a shot!

@16v100 - I will, my S2IS has packed up, I will get one on loan and post pics soon.
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Old 4th January 2009, 14:32   #57
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Default SX4 done well

This SX4 mesh must be the best example of using two layers of mesh with different dimensions in the same pattern. The second mesh with smaller spaces effectively closes the gaps of the mesh in front. This one is great to see in metal, done by the same tuner who did my grill.

Pic taken from the "modded cars in Kerala" thread.
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Great DIY! It's turned out real nice. I'd go with the notion of keeping it as it is, with some nice plates. No neons - keep it simple and classy

Since this thread does describe modifying the bumper to fit fog lights and a mesh, I thought of sharing something I did on my Lancer along these lines.
The bumper was modified to fit Swift fog lamps (the Lancer ones were puny & ineffective), and the central "fins" on the bumper were removed and a mesh grille fitted in its place. Pics follow...

The original car with the stock bumper & fogs

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Fog light covers removed, denting work done on bumper (the car was stripped at this time)

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Bumper modified to fit Swift fog light assembly, primer applied

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Mesh fitted on bumper after removing the central fins

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This is how things turned out

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Bumper modified to fit Swift fog light assembly, primer applied
Very well done job! However, this does not count as a DIY since you will need a paintshop to modify the bumper and repaint it.
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Old 4th January 2009, 22:58   #60
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razor it turned out to be real good. DIY or not a great job done!
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