DIY Mugen-look-alike EuroR grill for Accord 03-08

Accord 03-08 CL7, CL9, CM2 (and the Diesel equivalents)

  1. mustnap
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    Disclaimer: this is not my DIY guide, and I lifted it from a Singapore Honda Forum. I feel it is too good to just leave there without being shared with others.

    Source: Singapore Honda Club Forum • View topic - Accord DIY thread.

    To you DIY guys out there, thought I?d share my most recent project:

    Dilemma ? Did not like the huge ?H? logo on the front grille. Looked at alternatives, but expensive. Personally feel that Mugen Grill in silver does not look as nice as other colours due to obvious size and shape of the mesh opening. Here?s the picture from the net that put me off the Mugen:

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    With inspiration from internet pictures and our very own Batmobile, decided to do a little DIY to achieve the look I wanted.

    The tools required for the job ? hi speed dremel with sanding and cutting bits, scalpel with razor edge blades, wire cutters, screwdriver, trim remover (to remove clips that hold on grille), masking tape

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    Heres the stock looking grille with oversize H

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    Firstly hood trim and grille was removed by popping out fastening clips on top of and below the actual grille piece.

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    Picture of removed grille showing location of 4 mounting clips at the bottom of grille

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    With the hi speed cutting bit, wire cutters and razor saw scalpel, the honeycomb portion of the grille was removed

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    Masking tape used to mark the straight cut required top finish off the cutting job

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    Cutting completed.

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    Itchy so went to temporarily install back grille to see what the finished product might look like


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    Completed grille layed down with emblem and wire mesh. Decided to get a broader spaced mesh to look more like the honeycomb instead of the finer mesh more commonly used. Managed to find it in powder coated black too.

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    I decided to send the grille to the painters to get it sprayed silver as I didn?t want 3 different colours on the grille ? Silver trim, grey plastic and black mesh.

    And the completed and installed grille?.I?m happy with it.. [​IMG]

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    Cost:
    Mesh Grille $20
    Spray painting (optional) $60
    Total $80?.
    Smokingman, Honda-nl-cl9, Bo_ and 2 others like this.

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