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Discussion Starter · #3 · (Edited)
3) Using a hacksaw blade, cut out that ugly OEM upper grille mesh.
The structure of the entire OEM grille frame is kept intact for support.
 

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4) Using a hacksaw blade, cut out the Lower Grille mesh. The structure of the entire lower grille frame is also kept intact.
 

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7) The horns are normally facing downward, and will be in the
way of the much deeper Danko Grille.
 

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12) The horn connection electrical tabs will need to be bent upwards to be parallel
with the horn body to clear the top of the new Dank Grille overlay.
 

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13) Next, loosen the 10mm center horn bolt to allow the horn to
be rotated in the new desired position.
 

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16) Hang the fascia back on the car and test fit both grille
overlays to ensure that nothing is going to be in the way.
 

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Discussion Starter · #17 · (Edited)
If either of the grilles do not slide all the way on, you may need
to do a little sanding of the edge or back side until it fits perfectly.
One at a time, holding the grille firmly in place, and using a 3/16 bit,
drill through the fascia the 6 mounting holes on the top of the upper
grille, and the 4 holes on the top of the lower grille, respectively. Gently Bolt
the tops of the grilles up with the supplied black 10-24 countersunk screws and washers.

 

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Discussion Starter · #18 · (Edited)
17) From the back side, carefully drill out each of the lower mounting holes
that are directly across from the lower stud mounts. It's best to drill holes
further back at first and then enlarge/oval out the holes towards the front if needed.
Next, install the 10-24 studs, washers and nuts hand tight, pushing the grille down and checking the front appearance and adjusting the holes if necessary until it looks good. You can expect a small 1/8" gap at the bottom of the upper grille.

 

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19) The next step is to remove the grilles and have them painted! DO NOT install the provided
mesh or honeycomb until AFTER the painted grilles have been reinstalled. Use locktite on all of the nuts and stud sockets during assembly to make sure the grill does not come loose later but do not over torque the nuts as it will deform the fascia and/or Grille surfaces.
 
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