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Help needed for upgrading my front grill

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by matt_white88, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. matt_white88
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    [Jan 15, 2010]
    firstly guys/girls hello this is my 1st of what will be many posts on here.

    I have got a '54' 2.0TDI SE 3dr that I picked up in November and love it but have got some changes on the cards. Need some advice, I have the following grill:

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    And want one of these on instead:

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    Now I know I will need to replace the front bumper but will I also need to replace the bonnet?

    Thanks for any help in advance.


    Matt
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    [Jan 15, 2010]
    welcome
    ye mate you will need new bonnet, otherwise bonnet lines won't match up with grill
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    New bonnet, new slam panel but I think you can modify the existing one, new bumper - I would recommend an s-line front if you are going the whole hog!

    Or! If you want to on a budget, vinyl wrap the chrome around the twin grill - I did this to my 04 TDI Sport and it came out very well!
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    [Jan 15, 2010]
    I have an s-line grill ( chrome surround ) if you want it, also have an s-line front crash bar

    This one

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    [Jan 16, 2010]
    thanks for all the help guys didn't really want to get a new bonnet too but if that is what I have got to do I will have to do it.
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    [Jan 16, 2010]
    Thanks for the offer but I am after the all gloss black one in particular.
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    audibhoy pedal 2the metal!

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    [Jan 16, 2010]
    can the new grill be put onto a '53' A3 easily? or do i need to do alot or get dirrerent bumpers????

    CIA
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    [Jan 16, 2010]
    1st of all the reinforcement bar can be adjusted with a grinder or hacksaw to fit around the newer single grill bumpers, 2nd the 53 place is double grill, so you would need a new bumper minimum for the newer grill.
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    [Jan 16, 2010]
    I have a black grill for sale PM me fr details..
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    audibhoy pedal 2the metal!

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    [Jan 16, 2010]
    i wouldnt like to take a hacksaw to my lover! roughly how much is a new bumper.....plus i know not alot about this moddin game and would a garage/shop do it for me as im not 'hands on'

    cheers
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    [Jan 16, 2010]
    Keep the old grill there wont be many of us left with the double grill as everyone one wants to mod im double grill and proud :yahoo:
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