My Rear Meshy Day

8 years 2 months ago #66500 by bensewell
So I got some nice mesh and then some more from lovely PQD44. And here's my attempt.

I did this without taking the rear bumper off as I could do everything I needed while the car exhaust was off.

When the side grills, boot and front are done I'll add some more

Tools Required:
  • Bolt Cropper / heavy duty snips
  • Sealant
  • Tie Wraps
  • Tape Measure
  • Flip Flop

So step one is to see what the mesh looks like.

There are many bolts that will be corroded. You can take some of em out with the screw driver but I had to use the good old dremel to grind the heads off.







Then when its off measure the dimensions and make a note of it or you might regret later :oops: (Like someone I know did :sick: ) :dry:





Then get cutting a bit




As its the stainless steel superior trim to the feable toaster trim as standard on the TF it takes some doing. Measure once and cut one.




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8 years 2 months ago #66502 by bensewell


Wow its looking good B)



So the new mesh is ready... What about the old one then? You can either be a hero (or stupid... :slapme: ) and go for it like I did or buy a replacement frame, or make your own.



Then cut the current mesh out of its frame.



The flipflop is a very useful anti stab implementing tool saves you getting stabbed by the mesh as your getting friendly with it.




Now... The bit I'm missing... Sorry :spank:

I put sealant on the frame pushed the mesh into the frame then tiewrapped the frame in untill it went off.

Then put sealant around the frame, in future i'll be using sticks like sh*t :broon:

Then put tie wraps into the holes where the previous screws were let it go off and then all is well.....


:woohoo:

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8 years 2 months ago #66503 by John and Sue
Nice one Ben!

bit of overkill with the bolt croppers maybe? :whistle:

Standard side-cutters (wire snips to some) work just fine. So long as they don't come from Bongo's drill bit and tool supplier!! :yesnod:

It will be all right in the end. If it isn't all right yet, then it is not yet the end..
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8 years 2 months ago #66504 by Whiz
like it Ben - shame you didnt get a rear view of the before mesh for a direct comparison but hey, whos needing anyway :)

its nice you get time to do all this while i sit in my office sweating about doing stuff on Phoenix lol
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8 years 2 months ago - 8 years 2 months ago #66505 by Leigh Ping
Good stuff Ben. Handy to 'know how' on these tricky little jobs. :broon:

I'll add it to the Bling mods section. Here's a similar project done by Whiz - Boot Vent Grill Bling Mod.

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8 years 2 months ago #66509 by bensewell
Ooh thanks I'll be having a go at that then the vents when my 820 box is alive and then front... Hmm not sure of taking the bumper off

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8 years 2 months ago #66510 by John and Sue
Taking front bumper off is a piece of pee: I think there's a how to on here, if not i can talk you through it. In advance of the day you plan to do it, check whether you can turn the two torx bolts: if not start the plus gas routine!

It will be all right in the end. If it isn't all right yet, then it is not yet the end..
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8 years 2 months ago #66511 by davmor
I did this with my F, none there in the first place so very nerve wracking drilling the fibre glass for screws fixings. I like the chrome mesh you used though, looks very good quality

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8 years 2 months ago #66524 by Softly~Softly
Very nice Ben, well done :broon:

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