Modified OPC Grill

#1
I fancied a little change before Christmas, so decided to order a set of honeycomb GSi grills and a new OPC grill and then convert it to Vauxhall.

So I started chopping up a brand new OPC grill to remove all evidence of it being Opel. Also, making the badge mounting point flat rather than slightly curved.

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Then I plastic welded in place a few extra pieces of plastic from the back for the filler to grab on to.

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I then had the task of re-creating the honeycomb which was cut away with the removal of the Opel mounting point. Very fiddly!

OPC badge recess removed

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Once done, the grill was primed.
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Then painted, new style griffin fitted and the chrome trim clipped back in place!

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Then fitted to the car.

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So looking OK!
 
#7
Hi Carl, in theory yes, and I did consider this route. But the grill you have doesn't have a badge mounting plinth, so it would just look stuck on. I wanted it to look factory.
 
#11
I want to do the same thing but I want to use a Holden grill, I'm scared to try cutting the Opel grill.
Is it possible to use a Holden grill? The badges appear to be about the same size.
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