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Front grill prob

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:09 pm
by stevesafan
just bought 2.8 mk3 can someone please tell me why holes line up in top of grill
But about 30mm out on bottom fixings so it flaps around at mo thanks

Re: Front grill prob

Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:38 pm
by Peter-S
Is this a standard 2.8 grill?

Re: Front grill prob

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:49 pm
by 340truck
Peter-S wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:38 pm
Is this a standard 2.8 grill?
No it's a George Foreman grill
:xd: :xd: :xd: :xd: :xd:
:sorry:

Re: Front grill prob

Posted: Mon Feb 22, 2021 6:59 pm
by Mc Tool
340truck wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 5:49 pm
Peter-S wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:38 pm
Is this a standard 2.8 grill?
No it's a George Foreman grill
:xd: :xd: :xd: :xd: :xd:
:sorry:
😂

Re: Front grill prob

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:21 am
by Bug
stevesafan wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 4:09 pm
just bought 2.8 mk3 can someone please tell me why holes line up in top of grill
But about 30mm out on bottom fixings so it flaps around at mo thanks
A photo would help tbh, but as I recall, the Mk2 used different mounting points: I think they simply put plastic captive nuts into a folded up piece of the skin.
The Mk3 had two extra brackets welded on to mount the grille.

Now, from previous experience, many moons ago I bought a Hella grille that had square driving lights mounted within a custom grille. This screwed into the original top mounting points, but to make it fit the bottom I had to chisel off the original welded brackets so it would sit flat, then self-tapper down into the horizontal surface.
Worth looking to see if there's any signs of those brackets being removed? A lot of Capris had those custom grilles back in the day.

Or failing that, it may simply be that someone has previously had a Mk2 grille fitted, and moved the anchor nuts to suit that?

Re: Front grill prob

Posted: Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:39 pm
by stevesafan
Thanks bug no there are bottom lugs but about 30mm away each side I've made 2 brackets in black
look OK thanks