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Advice on fabricating a GMBH Lower centre grille?

Discussion in 'A4/A4 cabriolet/S4 forum(B6 chassis)' started by Dan TheMan Welburn, Apr 9, 2013.

  1. Dan TheMan Welburn
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    Cant seem to find one anywhere so im thinking of fabricating one, but what im after advice on is materials? Obviously theres a number of different grille mesh out there, would it be best to use abs plastic stuff or is the aluminium stuff just as good? and also what can I use to make a surround?

    All advice and ideas welcome..

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    Buy new mate, although £98 + vat from audi is steep
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    That's what I thought, plan is to fabricate one so I can get bumper on and standard se sold on, and crack on with bodywork on the car and then pick a proper grille up as and when the right one becomes available at a decent price,
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    I put GmbH on an se upper, which wasn't bad tbh. Bought the fog grilles at £20 each
    im just running no lower centre as I can't afford it yet.
    I was going to make one like yourself. But the money if spend on that would be te price of the paint I need for my bumpers and wings.

    I've been looking for 6months and only seen one on eBay.
    So I will be buying new, good look with the fond though mate.

    as for materials, try eBay. Maybe make a metal frame from mild steel half inch plate (3mm thick) and tack weld mesh onto it
    (Quick brain storm for ya) lol
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    Not paying Tps or audis prices for it at the minute mate, near £100 for that is extortion, hence the fabrication idea till I find a used one,
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    Sorry, gave you a duff link. Try this.
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    I would of been going down that route if I didn't find my full bumper on ebay for 80quid delivered, had fogs bumper bar, fog grilles just no lower centre, and doodah I think that's the stock lower centre from the SE models?
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