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Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? #219802 Jul 8, 11:11pm Jul 8, 11:11pm
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Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill?
Hello,

I have a 2000 GTS and would want to get a lower grill for my Celica. Something that looks clean and not ricey. I am planning on keeping the car stock other than painting the side skirts, so yeah, any advice on where to go in terms of grills?

Thanks

Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Chelica815] #219803 Jul 8, 11:18pm Jul 8, 11:18pm
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Grillcraft if you don't mind spending money for quality...

Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Sultan] #219804 Jul 8, 11:24pm Jul 8, 11:24pm
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So I am looking at about $125 bucks for the lower grill correct? Ahrite, this will be my last option because of its price. But I wanted to see if there are cheaper ones before I go and make the purchase.

Thanks for the tip Sultan


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Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Chelica815] #219805 Jul 8, 11:42pm Jul 8, 11:42pm
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Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Sultan] #219806 Jul 9, 5:02am Jul 9, 5:02am
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https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57014_0_collapsed_5__1.html#57014

Here's a post - looks kinda like a DIY. If money an issue (and when isn't it?) you may be able to pull this off pretty cheap.

Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: ppeddy] #219807 Jul 9, 5:21am Jul 9, 5:21am
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Keep your eyes open in the For sale forums, I got top & bottom grilles by GrillCraft for 70$ in perfect condition!

Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: tgts2000] #219808 Jul 9, 5:56am Jul 9, 5:56am
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Try ebay... you can get the 02-current lower stock grill for like $55. I got it for my 00 GT and it fits perfectly.

Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: mach_y] #219809 Jul 9, 11:14am Jul 9, 11:14am
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Thanks for that DIY link. I think I will be getting the grillcraft or that Ebay one.

Hey Mach, do you have a picture of your car with that EBAY lower stock grill?


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Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Chelica815] #219810 Jul 9, 11:25am Jul 9, 11:25am
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Originally Posted by Chelica815
Thanks for that DIY link. I think I will be getting the grillcraft or that Ebay one.

Hey Mach, do you have a picture of your car with that EBAY lower stock grill?


no, but I could take one tonight... it is the actual 2002-up lower grill, so looks it is the exact same as the stock newer ones.

Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: mach_y] #219811 Jul 9, 11:55am Jul 9, 11:55am
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Stock newer one? So the newer Celicas have a lower grill installed? Lucky!


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Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Chelica815] #219812 Jul 9, 4:28pm Jul 9, 4:28pm
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^^..yup just one of the few blunders of toyota grin

also if you DIY.. you could also spray paint it chrome to give it a more lusterous appearlence a bit.. I just repainted mine some time back tongue heck can't beat a $8 mod


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Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Erick] #219813 Jul 9, 4:31pm Jul 9, 4:31pm
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8 dollar mod??? Got pics of it repainted on your car man?


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Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Chelica815] #219814 Jul 9, 4:38pm Jul 9, 4:38pm
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yah it cost just about that much...bought my upper n lower grill from home depot and it looks awesome grin

Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: SmutasticGT] #219815 Jul 9, 4:41pm Jul 9, 4:41pm
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Pics please


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Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Chelica815] #219816 Jul 9, 6:00pm Jul 9, 6:00pm
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I made my own grill. Heres a pic but its kinda bad.

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Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: GTQuentin] #219817 Jul 9, 6:36pm Jul 9, 6:36pm
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What is holding up the Grill if you were to make your own?


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Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Chelica815] #219818 Jul 9, 7:59pm Jul 9, 7:59pm
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Nonthing is holding it up. I lossened up the front bumper. Created a gap and slid the grill up from beneath. Then tighned the bumper. So really only the force of the 2 obejts mushed toghether is holding it up. They say you can use some zip ties but i didnt. Its been installed for 5 months or so and not 1 problem.

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GTQuentin wave Hows the grill coming along? I think I sent you a sample last time grin although the one you got is a lot better thumbsup


Originally Posted by Chelica815
What is holding up the Grill if you were to make your own?


I'll try to take some pics tommorrow if I can and I used UV resisitan (black in color) zip ties to hold them in. For $8 its the first and best mod I did to my car grin


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Re: Where can I get a nice clean looking front lower grill? [Re: Erick] #219820 Jul 9, 8:51pm Jul 9, 8:51pm
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That will be great. Hey, you sell those homemade grills man?

I would not mind paying you. I tried making my own back in the day on my 00 Celica GT and it was a failure, haha.


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Eric is doing great and thanks for sending the sample nobody had a idea what i was talking about when I went into the store, intill i should them the peice.

And celica815 there easy to make. All you need to do is use some wire cutters and cut a strip out. That right there takes the longest. Then just losen the bumper up and stick it in.

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Chelica815 ...GTQuentin's grill is pretty much the same as mine.. but here it is..

I also spray painted it chrome recently just to bring it out more.. tongue

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here's one more.. i woke up the celi this morning just for you man, so its still in covers laughsilly

it's not too hard to make just a bit time consuming thumbsup as i said it was my first mod and its lasted 3yrs so far grin

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Sounds great. I think I will have to do this on Weds!

So what is exactly my shopping list? If I can get help on this, that will be great! And where can I get the parts from? Home Depot? Llowes?

And what are the measurements for cutting?

Hey Eric, that last pic is freaking great man! It looks like a baby hiding behind covers, haha, love it. I appreciate you waking her up BTW. O yeah, you are located where in the Bay Area?


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hey Chelica815.. yah actually I just checked how far Pacific is from my place and its heh a bit far.. about 45 mins away.. tongue


installation I followed years ago was this
https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthreads/thread.f_57014_0_collapsed_5__1.html#57014

As far as measurements just try out the ones listed there ^^

Its all guess and check. Heck the sheet is huge enough for mistakes ...

Shopping list..

all can be found at home depot
1. Wire cutters
2. chrome spray paint? (got my from kragen =p)
3. I'd recommend the Black UV zip ties
4. time
5. that wire stuff which is used for walls i think and they put concrete on it. I got mine from Home Depot. Its a HUGE sheet that I had to fold it in half to put it in the trunk .
It would probably be stocked on the floor and around the screen door isle and plastic roofs I think it was..

GTQuentin might be able to give you better help as to where he got his...


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Originally Posted by Sultan
Grillcraft if you don't mind spending money for quality...


i heard Grillcraft reduces air flow by 25%

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Originally Posted by Sultan
Grillcraft if you don't mind spending money for quality...


i heard Grillcraft reduces air flow by 25%


That's not good...thanks for the tip.


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