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post #106 of 330 (permalink) Old 03-11-2010, 06:35 PM
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The green circle is about one finger gap and the bottom I got the grille from custom grills.com and I had extra so the body shop put it in for me

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mine is going to have to get cut to fit the intercooler, besides that it seemed to fit ok so far.
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also, how is the fitment of the bumper circled in green?

looks good!
He has mesh on the bottom...... because he is now Looney Tuned!

Looks good.

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This is frustrating. HOW ARE THE FOGS MOUNTED?..lol

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This is frustrating. HOW ARE THE FOGS MOUNTED?..lol
My brackets were different then everyone elses, My body shop had them riveted on the backside and touched up with paint.

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This is frustrating. HOW ARE THE FOGS MOUNTED?..lol
Kraven,

I will be mounting my fogs this weekend. I will be using cut pieces or blocks from a solid plastic decking board (hard to find - most are made hollow these days) These will be epoxied into place around the opening at the correct height. Once measured, they will be pre-drilled. The fog bracket mounts - are secured by Tapcon's into the plastic blocks..nice and secure. Unlike the L-tuned we do not have the proper mounts in place, so fabricating is needed.

It takes a special epoxy to do this, but it is water proof and holds up to the elements. I chose this route as I did not want to spend a lot of time fabricating or riveting through the bumper.

The tap cons work perfectly into the plastic and will also not rust. The epoxy I use is a special fiberglass adhesive, that has flexibility, but also bonds well to any material. I have been using this epoxy on my previous Carson tuned bumper for repairs, and it works excellent.


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++rep looney looks good buddy!!!!!! cant wait to see everyone elses.

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Update....

I received mine yesterday and have been prepping the grilles and figuring out the fog fitment. It looks like the upper grille is going to have some gaps on both sides, but the bottom of it fits flush





I Di Noc'd the front lip - for something a little different and fitted the lower grille.





I still have to send it out next week for VentureSheild coverage, and then wait for nice weather to see how it fits.

I will update 2nd week of April on fitment.

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looks goog man .. i like how you wrapped the inner portion with fiber.. would like to see how youll mount the fogs once installed.
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wow digger great job once again! Looks amazing!

Now I seriously gotta think about the DiNoc as well!
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good luck digger on mounting the fogs

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good luck digger on mounting the fogs
Thanks, I too have funky brackets. They were not as retarded as the ones you had, but pretty close.

I have mocked up the mounts for one side. It won't look pretty, but will be solid as a rock.

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Thanks, I too have funky brackets. They were not as retarded as the ones you had, but pretty close.

I have mocked up the mounts for one side. It won't look pretty, but will be solid as a rock.

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yea i hope no one ever gets the mounts that came with my fogs, post up how you mounted after your done yeah?

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Just an update - I have finished the one side and test fitted the the mesh and fog.

For anyone else that is trying to do this, it is difficult to align and angle the fog correctly without the authentic L-Tuned fog brackets. Spend the money and get the right stuff.

Here I have test fitted mesh cut outs with a rubber gasket to simulate the curved L-Tuned trim ring. While not exact - it gives a pretty close appearance. The mesh and gasket is the stuff that comes from Custom Car Grills . com it is the Diamond XXL powder coated gloss black and almost an exact replica of the Sports design front grill - (Thanks to Roswell for sharing). This is a mock up only and still working the angels and straightness.



Here is the ugly! I'm sure I could have gone about this in several different ways - I chose to extend a mounting bolt to the fog, as opposed to trying to design new brackets. I have used some plastic blocks, with special fiberglass epoxy. This will allow me to remove them and they are solid as a rock. I used plastic blocks to give me more surface to grip and then used the structural epoxy to build around the attachment area for extra reinforcement. I do not want to have to pull them off constantly to fix them later.



I have also upgraded my old 9006 HID lights to the new H3C HID fog bulbs in 6000K. These are the smalller HID bulbs that will fit perfectly in this type of housing. The longer ones will start arcing on the top of the fog housing and do not fit very well. I'm sure there is a longevity or brightness trade off, but have never seen a thread on this in the forum before.




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ehhhh. Thanks for sharing.

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