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Hello everyone,
I finally finished the grill that hattrick ever so kindly gave me. It still needs paint but the hard part is over. I just can't decide on using the emblem or not.





I would like some opinions,
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It's totally up to you, however, I agree with Mad_Sciontist, it looks better off.

Maybe if you still wanted the Scion emblem, you could get it ghosted on after you paint it??
 

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IMO...i think it looks bad ass both ways.....is that a home made grille? i think it is the best one i have seen since padanky's grilles......very nice.....you could make it so the emblem is removeable so you could rock it both ways... you could mount it with 3M tape? or velcro?...lmao j/k!
 

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Not a bad job. I dont know if Im the only one seeing it, but is the right side of the grille lower than the left side? Otherwise it looks pretty awesome. I like the style. Also, no to the emblem.

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you could probably tweak it a little to make it fit? along the bottom? he could shim the other side under the hood to raise that side
 

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I made the grill from the oem grill. I know it looks crooked I just didn't push it down all the way. I still have a littel detail and shapeing work but it's mostly finished.
I actually cut the scion leters out of the grill and I want to backlight it along with the billet grills. I'm not quite finished yet but I wanted some ideas before I got it painted TCM.

Thanks for all the replies.
 

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I think Scotty means the passenger grill is tweaked whiel the driver side is straight. I'd fix it before I sported that. hence the reason i pulled my wing off. It was not straight. And that's the reason I don't use my matching W-Blood grill. It doesn't fit quite right. I'd fix it. When you're gonna make something from scratch, it's best to do it right the first time to avoid any bad remarks on the finished product. I got the comment at my very first HIN about my positive camber problem inherent to Easystreet suspensions. I ordered Cusco camber plates the next day. I was so embarrased.
 

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we are hard critics here.... i noticed that too but i didnt say anything cuz i knew it was still unfinished and you had just put it on before you took the pic...even with the oem grille you have to tweak and adjust the grille when you put it on...
 

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Looks good. I like the emblem on it better.

I agree with Scotty, It looks a little unbalanced.
 

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I feel that while a custom modification is still in it's baby-to-mid stages, a little criticsm can't hurt. I didn't say anything about the uneven-ness mainly because I was almost sure you'd have it all fixed and fitted before you completely finished it.

I still say go without the emblem, unless you really want it lit up. In that case though, my next set of criticism comes to the fact that I said no to the emblem because it sits out far from the grille. If you can get it more flush with it, then I say go for it.

Heck, I can't do bodywork, what do I know?
 

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Thanks for the feedback guys, yes evan the negative. I'm pickey as s*** and that's why I decided to make my own grill. I just couldn't find one that really went with the car.
So yes all the defects will be corected before final installation. The billet was just temporally set in and the grill itself was just set in place.
I think I'm going to have to go with the emblem. It should look better once everything is painted to match.
 

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Can't wait to see it man!!

BTW, how much would you charge to make a custom grille? I'm getting sick of my billets, and I too can't find anything worthy of the boombox. I want sleek, stylish, but not too expensive. lol
 

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Can't wait to see it man!!

BTW, how much would you charge to make a custom grille? I'm getting sick of my billets, and I too can't find anything worthy of the boombox. I want sleek, stylish, but not too expensive. lol
Show me some pics of your box. Man I hope that doesn't sound to perverted.:rolleyes: I'd have to see your car to get some ideas. I don't plan to replecate this one but I could come up with something diff. Cost prob $60-120 and swap you old grill. Cost covers mostly material. I just like witer projects mabey I can hook ya up.
 

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BTW, I'm trying to get away from billet. I'm thinking I may go with a mesh look or diamond cut look on the next front end.
 
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