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Mesh Grille mod
sassparilla_kid Offline
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Mesh Grille mod
I saw this photo over on the facebook and thought it would be pretty slick to do something along these lines with my w115, although I have no idea where I would get that kind of mesh or anything similar. I guess I need to cruise the interweb and maybe a few local "hardware" stores to see if I can find anything similar


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-1982 300D Turbo, 280k miles, ALDA apparently maxxed, fram 8038, 12 lbs boost, non-egr manifolds, W/M injection, 4 brake light mod, Gen II w126 front rotors/calipers, 4-speed swap
In the works: A/W IC, adjust pump, turbo rebuild (w/60 trim comp wheel)
-1980 300SD, 110k, project car. Goal is to get it lookin' like it did on the showroom floor (body and interior wise, not necessarily under the hood )
-1974 240D, FRESH PAINT!!!!!!
10-08-2013, 08:18 PM
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bricktron Offline
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RE: Mesh Grille mod
neat. try searching for "grill mesh" on ebay.

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10-08-2013, 08:56 PM
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RE: Mesh Grille mod
(10-08-2013, 08:18 PM)sassparilla_kid Wrote: I saw this photo over on the facebook and thought it would be pretty slick to do something along these lines with my w115, although I have no idea where I would get that kind of mesh or anything similar. I guess I need to cruise the interweb and maybe a few local "hardware" stores to see if I can find anything similar

That looks very much like a wire mesh ceiling tile.


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Maybe thats what they sourced? size would be about right too.
1974 240D 617 turbo swap, W201 5-speed, in the works project
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10-09-2013, 07:50 AM
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RE: Mesh Grille mod
The mesh on that grill looks more like expanded aluminum mesh rather than wire mesh.
It can be picked up at any home improvement store for very cheap. It's used in masonry/stucco work. It has sharp edges & bends easily. I'd imagine a junebug @ 65mph would do considerable damage to it.

Those wire ceiling tiles are badass! I've never seen those. Now that'd make a nice grill! But where could one order 1 piece?
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10-09-2013, 09:24 AM
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sassparilla_kid Offline
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RE: Mesh Grille mod
Don't early Mercedes grilles have some kind of mesh center?
-1982 300D Turbo, 280k miles, ALDA apparently maxxed, fram 8038, 12 lbs boost, non-egr manifolds, W/M injection, 4 brake light mod, Gen II w126 front rotors/calipers, 4-speed swap
In the works: A/W IC, adjust pump, turbo rebuild (w/60 trim comp wheel)
-1980 300SD, 110k, project car. Goal is to get it lookin' like it did on the showroom floor (body and interior wise, not necessarily under the hood )
-1974 240D, FRESH PAINT!!!!!!
10-10-2013, 02:34 PM
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