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Old 15-09-2010   #1
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Kustom Grille. The Honeycomb- Style.

Had this idea allready in May but the final work was done in the beginning
of august. Namely wanted to cheer up the front grilles and the corners of
the foglight covers.

My father-in-law told me that he could do the cutting & installion, so I did
the design work. Took 12 hours to do this and two lower front grilles from
a Seat Altea, 2005.

Total costs were 54 Euros ( and a bottle of Whisky ) and have to say I´m
more than pleased with the result:

https://www.fiatforum.com/gallery/sh...hp?photo=69953
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Quote Originally Posted by stormi View Post
Had this idea allready in May but the final work was done in the beginning
of august. Namely wanted to cheer up the front grilles and the corners of
the foglight covers.

My father-in-law told me that he could do the cutting & installion, so I did
the design work. Took 12 hours to do this and two lower front grilles from
a Seat Altea, 2005.

Total costs were 54 Euros ( and a bottle of Whisky ) and have to say I´m
more than pleased with the result:

https://www.fiatforum.com/gallery/sh...hp?photo=69953
That looks awesome, much better then standard. May I ask where you got the abarth badges from?
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Re: Kustom Grille. The Honeycomb- Style.

Very tasty Stormi! What whisky does your father in law like?
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Quote Originally Posted by killahboo View Post
That looks awesome, much better then standard. May I ask where you got the abarth badges from?
They are custom made, £25 a set from Kevin at Autobadges.
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Looks really awesome!
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Quote Originally Posted by killahboo View Post
That looks awesome, much better then standard. May I ask where you got the abarth badges from?
This is how they were created............................

https://www.fiatforum.com/bravo/2301...th-badges.html
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Re: Kustom Grille. The Honeycomb- Style.

I believe his "cup of tea" is Jim Beam Thanks for the compliments guys !

Actually developed the badge here in Finland with a designer in a local
vinyl shop. Made the badges to the front & rear and for the steering
wheel. Have now them laminated against water, moist, salt etc. with
Lamin-X.

The first picture is with the upper chrome trim but made also the "full
black" version of it:

https://www.fiatforum.com/gallery/sh...hp?photo=69981

The upper is almost ready:

https://www.fiatforum.com/gallery/sh...hp?photo=69979

Used this for glueing:

http://kauppa.completos.fi/Published...code=SIKA521UV
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Top marks Stormi as usual, you got to be the most creative and "DIY" memebr in the bravo section!!!
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Re: Kustom Grille in Honeycomb - Style.

Thank you Stilo Newbie !

As the drilling and sawing started I wasn´t so sure how the project will
end ...

The New Scirocco´s honeycomb was too big in my taste, but luckily I
had a Seat Altea parked next to my Bravo and so the idea started to
grow. In a right place at the right time.

The Black and Epic Grey theme continues in the mirrors and the B-pillars
wich I have given the carbon effect. Same treatment will be given to the
Sport rear spoiler.

Also I will consider to paint the whole package in black as the plastics will
show their age as the time goes by.
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This is how they were created............................

https://www.fiatforum.com/bravo/2301...th-badges.html
Thank you I shot autobadges an email
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Re: Kustom Grille. The Honeycomb- Style.

I have painted by front grille and fog light covers white!! did this about 2 months ago now but havent had a chance to take any pictures.

I have a picture from the Auto Italia meet, its in the gallery section somewhere its not very clear however.
I will get one post up very soon.
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Re: Kustom Grille. The Honeycomb- Style.

Fiat have gone all bling with the facelift grilles
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Re: Kustom Grille. The Honeycomb- Style.

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I believe his "cup of tea" is Jim Beam

Thats not real whisky! This is: http://www.edradour.co.uk/index3.html
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Re: Kustom Grille. The Honeycomb- Style.

Well, Edradour it is then Haven´t bought the whisky yet ...

I saw also the new MY Edition 2010 front grille live at local Fiat- dealer
and kind of mixed feelings with the new front grille. You either like it or
not.

With your own custom grille you can choose the material and the design
the way you like though
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Re: Kustom Grille. The Honeycomb- Style.

I like that a lot! I'm not a fan of modded Bravos (Fiat really didn't do a bad job with the styling did they?!) but the black honeycomb looks much more subtle than the slightly naff silvery upper grille and downright cheap-looking lower grille.

Top work that man - the factory fitted grille ought to be based on yours
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