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Old 05-01-2012
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Look what I got my hands on!

Well after many months of searching, I finally found the holy grail of grilles....





The best part was, it only cost me $60!

I still need to paint the surround black, but I am debating whether or not to get it professionally done because my spray painting prep skills are apparently lacking when I painted my other grille black...

I said I would post pics of it earlier so here it is... I think I may sell it once the new one is on (so I am also checking interest in it here)



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How long were you searching
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probably like 3 or 4 months for one that wouldn't break the bank
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no kidding. im surprised you didnt find one earlier, parts in alberta are DIRT cheap. i could flip that grill here for the 200 range.
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I would get it painted professionally. You will still come out ahead.
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nice find. I looked for mine for almost a year.
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I had similar success in finding a red '08 grille for my silver '10 Sport. Seeing as how you live in Alberta (I did for 20 years) head for a Canadian Tire and go to the Dupli Color isle. I used the "Perfect Match" line, primer, colour and clear. After a lot of prep work to sand and mask the grille and two days of nasty paint fume headaches (I should have used a respirator instead of a mask) the grille looks factory. Other than the obvious meticulous prep work, the secret to rattle can success is to let it cure. I kept mine inside to cure for three weeks before I installed it.
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Nice find!
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Not bad at all!
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dude if you get rid of the old grille lemme know. may be interested if the price is right
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It took me one phone call to the dealer and 150 bucks
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Nice find! Great price for it too!
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Nice!
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Good find man.
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