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Finished some  modifications.

Filled the lower grill with diamond black mesh and polished aluminum "Shelby" lettering. Also installed black textured ABS plates for the surrounds (brake ducts). Correct PIAA lights centered behind the upper grill, tinted to neutralize.

New faux gas cap from SHR on the rear with a dome vinyl S-Snake. Also tinted the brakes lights with 50%,  framed with black brake light bezels from AM.

 

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5 hours ago, BlackSGT said:

Finished some  modifications.

Filled the lower grill with diamond black mesh and polished aluminum "Shelby" lettering. Also installed black textured ABS plates for the surrounds (brake ducts). Correct PIAA lights centered behind the upper grill, tinted to neutralize.

New faux gas cap from SHR on the rear with a dome vinyl S-Snake. Also tinted the brakes lights with 50%,  framed with black brake light bezels from AM.

 

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Nice mods, I have been considering doing something similar in the lower grill area.where did you get the brushed aluminum lettering in the lower grill? or did you have it fabbed?

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1 hour ago, mhr1961 said:

Nice mods, I have been considering doing something similar in the lower grill area.where did you get the brushed aluminum lettering in the lower grill? or did you have it fabbed?

https://www.customcargrills.com/index.asp

Got the lettering plasma cut a few years ago. Matt did a custom font for me; microgramma bold/italic. Also got the 6"x36" black XXL grill from there too. Glue the letters on with Goop.

Note: I mounted the letters in a straight line before installing, and didn't take into account the tilted down angle, causing the "SHELBY" to smile when mounted flush to the inner fascia. I decided to "straighten" the lettering by mounting the upper spots of the grill inward from the fascia about one inch. You can still see a slight curve, but its less noticeable now.  And by mounting inward, I got the desired effect of a deeper opening. FYI; my intercooler restricts the depth of the lower mounting points to almost none. In a perfect world, I would mount all points back an inch or so, creating a more open mouth.

Notice the rear window lettering; I followed the curve of the defrost lines, but at eye level they appear straight.

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You had me at “Note:” 

:hysterical2: 

I’m just mesmerized by the stance of your car, dude! :worship: 

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1 hour ago, BIKEBOY said:

You had me at “Note:” 

:hysterical2: 

I’m just mesmerized by the stance of your car, dude! :worship: 

LOL, thank you sir. No different than yours, except bigger tires maybe.

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How'd you do the black diamond mesh and lettering? Standard industrial mesh cut or some produced piece? And is the lettering painted or pieces? Looking to do something similar to that gapping area down there

 

 

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1 hour ago, Macman756 said:

How'd you do the black diamond mesh and lettering? Standard industrial mesh cut or some produced piece? And is the lettering painted or pieces? Looking to do something similar to that gapping area down there

 

 

Standard black diamond mesh, flexed out to follow the curve of the opening, attached at the four corners. The letters are 1/16" aluminum, plasma cut, a little polishing, then glued on. Pretty easy. Check out my recommendations for lining up the letters in the above post.

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