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Old 08-10-2004, 12:22 PM   #41
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my finished grille done about a month ago.. took me a while to get it to fit with the Honda logo still showing. had to use a vice grip to flatten the mesh a little so the gap between the rear plastic and the front piece would be smaller.
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Old 08-10-2004, 06:00 PM   #42
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i dunno if i should chop off the h on mines, and then work w/ bondo and spray the grill or something .. i am still thinking of ideas. i want my grill to be black but my car is white

cuz if i get the h off im gonna have to spray the whole thing over.

do u have pics of it from behind the grill?


looks good
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Old 08-24-2004, 07:53 PM   #43
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hey heres my new grill. my mesh was rusting (if you cut with a certain type of scissors that rust, the particles will come off on the mesh and rust) so i painted it. i also painted the grill black, and then cut off the H symbol. also, i put mesh in my front spoiler.





i also have 1 more piece of mesh that im going to re-do the grill with. lemme know if you like it better regular mesh or the painted mesh
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Old 10-20-2004, 01:01 PM   #44
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well, now I am sporting accordtunerx's old grill..lookin good..i might modify it though to keep it kinda flowin' with my projectors and hood..right now it's kinda inset..


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Old 10-20-2004, 02:10 PM   #45
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im having second thoughts on doing ny grill
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Old 11-05-2004, 06:40 PM   #46
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hey i have a 93 ex and i just bought a 90-91 grille to do my custom grille, is it going to look right on my 93?? my headlights are slightly angled right?? can anyone shed some light on this please
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Old 11-06-2004, 03:04 AM   #47
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hey i have a 93 ex and i just bought a 90-91 grille to do my custom grille, is it going to look right on my 93?? my headlights are slightly angled right?? can anyone shed some light on this please
check this thread
i know this thread talks about bumpers but it involves grill fitment as well. a good pic between 90-91 grills and 92-93 grills are also illustrated. this is almost the same as your case, just reversed.

check this one out too
one-pieces or not, the fitment is the same.

please use the search button next time .
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Old 11-07-2004, 11:50 AM   #48
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ummmm, u say the fitment is the same, but in the threads u posted they say they are different, the 92-93 is angled. umm con..tra...diction..... anyway thanks for the reply, i did try and search but like 1000 posts came up and sorry but fuck that im a busy dude, watchin comedy central and stuff takes up way to much time to search j/k. thanks tho for responding, i did find out what i need to know, when i get my JDM one piece i should get the 90-91 right? so theyll match my DIY 90-91 grill, theres no bumper differences right? by then ill have my body kit anyway so it wont matter right?
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Old 06-22-2005, 01:00 AM   #49
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I wrecked my front end of my 92 and am fixing the damage(hood, headlights, grill, right fender, bumper). I bought a factory replacement bumper, and two grills, one for a 90-91, and one for a 92-93. What I want to do is modify the 90-91 by cutting out the H area to make just a "surround" as a grill(as many others have done on this forum) with mesh painted black in the openening. I want to paint the grill "surround" white to match my car. I have ordered a carbon fiber hood, and the cheap "e-***" black-housing projector-style headlights.

My problem, as I see it, is that, there is a small lip that extends up about a half inch between where the headlights go, on the 92-93 bumper. I've compared both grills and measured, and the 90-91 grill is taller(or depending on how you look at it, extends lower) than the 92-93 grill. it also looks like the two clips that are on the back of the bottom of the grills are in different locations also(one being mounted slightly lower than the other). the top of the grill area where it mounts to the radiator support bracket is the same for both grills. So, it appears that the 90-91 grill will not mount directly to my 92 without some form of modification. Can anybody comform this?

If something has to be modified, what would be the best solution.......to grind off, and blend the half inch lip on the bumper between the headlights before the bumper gets painted(very much preffered to not have to do this), or to modify the grill by shaving off half an inch of the botton of the 90-91 grill, or mount it just as it is with no modifications?.......will it even mount up with no modifications? I can't see that the grill will stick out a little past the headlights as others have stated is the case. What about the fit of the e-*** projectors that I've ordered? Are the inside edges of the lights that are closest to the grill and a slight angle like the ones on the 92-93 accord? Or are they almost straight up and down like the 90-91 headlights? Will this affect the way either grill fits in?

These are all concerns that no one has clearly addressed in any of these DIY's. I want it to be as easy for my repair shop to be to so he doesn't screw something up. Would it be best to just give him the 92-93 grill to install, and then work on the grill after I get the car back?

I know what some people are thinking.......if I have both grills, why don't I just go out to the car and mount up the grills to check for fitment myself! Well, I can't do this as my front end is all smashed up and it's difficult to check how the fitment is on a car that has both headlights smashed in, and a hood that is buckled up(check the first page of my home page to see the damage).

Many thanks to those who read this long post, and many thanks for those who respond. Thank you very much.

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Old 06-22-2005, 09:38 PM   #50
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I just did a 90-91 aftermarket OE style grille on my 92...cut out all insides and removed H area and about 1.5 inches of "frame" under H area....used the chrome trim ring to hold it together... the grille is not a perfect fit...I will try to put some pics up soon....thinkin about modifying the tabs on the radiator support for better fit...the headlamps I believe are the same 90-93, but I could be wrong(edit--I read further and found out lamps are different)...ideally, replacing the front bumper cover with the 90-91 would be best I think...as the problem is the spacing vertically between the hood and bumper on the 92-93...as someone stated, the 90-91 grille is taller and the some of the mounts are lower...
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Old 06-26-2005, 02:17 PM   #51
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here's some photos of mine:


notice the top being pushed down (bowed) from the hood..not enough space



they all show the lamp curve difference pretty well



from the top


so I bent the mount tabs on the radiator support down a little, but the bowing is still present on the top...I've decided since my front bumper looks like ass anyway, I will replace it with a 90-91 EX cover....does anyone know if my 92 lamps and everything will fit right into the 91 cover?


sorry to jack this thread...
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Old 07-04-2005, 02:18 AM   #52
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ur a bad bad boi for steeling the thread. but hey..... we're all hear to help each other right?
anyways i did mine years ago.....i used the 90-91 like the above example on my 92. the 90-91 looks cleaner when its grilled up without the H. i just shaved the sides alittle to fit it properly. the chrome finish didn't matter because i paint it black. .
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Old 07-04-2005, 11:25 AM   #53
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here's some photos of mine:


notice the top being pushed down (bowed) from the hood..not enough space



they all show the lamp curve difference pretty well



from the top


so I bent the mount tabs on the radiator support down a little, but the bowing is still present on the top...I've decided since my front bumper looks like ass anyway, I will replace it with a 90-91 EX cover....does anyone know if my 92 lamps and everything will fit right into the 91 cover?


sorry to jack this thread...
No, the present (9293) bumper lenses will not fit into a 9091 bumper, the 9091s are shorter. Also it will look like ass because 9091 has a broader molding, and the rest of the car will not match, just do a DIY with the 9293 grill or modify the 9091 grill to fit better.
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Old 07-04-2005, 12:37 PM   #54
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No, the present (9293) bumper lenses will not fit into a 9091 bumper, the 9091s are shorter. Also it will look like ass because 9091 has a broader molding, and the rest of the car will not match, just do a DIY with the 9293 grill or modify the 9091 grill to fit better.
thanks for the confirmation....yeah, I think I'm gonna take my dremel to that lip on the bumper under the grille and fit it that way....if it looks good, I'll attach a photo here later...

and my apologies again to the original poster for the threadjack...just trying to help folks out...
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Old 07-29-2005, 12:44 PM   #55
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thats a good write up and DIY. bueno trabajo amigo! i might have to try that, i am tired of mine.
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Old 07-31-2005, 03:44 PM   #56
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i like it that u removed the honda eblem was that hard? id like to do that

edit: ok i just cut out all of the stuff in my grill including the honda emblm that was easy. next comes mesh

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Old 08-28-2005, 03:32 PM   #57
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a pic of my DIY grill up close:

idk why i cant see peoples pictures it just shows up with a white box with a red X
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Old 08-28-2005, 03:43 PM   #58
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Old 09-14-2005, 07:33 PM   #59
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ok so i went to a local hardware store to see if they had and gutter cover and they do but u have to buy the hole fuckin role for 8 bucks..!!!
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Old 09-17-2005, 10:34 AM   #60
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ok i cut my grill so the honda emblem isnt there anymore and i meshed it last night and the trim is flat black....dam that looks cool i think next i meshing the bumper
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