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So i've been away from the forum for a while. Mostly b/c of my job and working on my car. I recently got the windows tinted to 35% in the front and 20% for the rest. I put a 4% windshield strip which looks great! I also recently (today) just finished installing my new billet grilles for my '02 Escape Smokey. :wave: Next will be to get my new headlights and Rhino line the bumpers and side skirts. Here are the pics! Enjoy!


Here are the grilles. I got them from Street Beat Customs. They are the Precision series.

Let the demolition begin!


Before I started. You have to cut out the actual grille and insert the new billet grille.

After taking out the grille and started the finish work before paint.

First coat of black.

All coats and the clear coats are on! I put 2 coats of black gloss and 2 coats of clear.

Got the 2 bottom grilles in. Those are just drill and bolt on thankfully, though you could take out the stabilizer bars.

In and installed!!!

All three are in and done! :beer: It was a nice weekend project that really made the front end pop. I can't wait for the Rhino lining and headlights to finish it off.
 

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Actually cutting out the grille was the easiest. I just bought a good hacksaw blade and went to work. It took me about 20 mins to get it out. The harder parts were finishing and fitting the grille into the shell. Thanks though!!
 

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ICEMAN84 said:
So i've been away from the forum for a while. Mostly b/c of my job and working on my car. I recently got the windows tinted to 35% in the front and 20% for the rest. I put a 4% windshield strip which looks great! I also recently (today) just finished installing my new billet grilles for my '02 Escape Smokey. :wave: Next will be to get my new headlights and Rhino line the bumpers and side skirts. Here are the pics! Enjoy!

Here are the grilles. I got them from Street Beat Customs. They are the Precision series.
Let the demolition begin!

Before I started. You have to cut out the actual grille assembly and insert the new billet grille.
After taking out the grille and started the finish work before paint.
First coat of black.
All coats and the clear coats are on! I put 2 coats of black gloss and 2 coats of clear.
Got the 2 bottom grilles in. Those are just drill and bolt on thankfully, though you could take out the stabilizer bars.
In and installed!!!

All three are in and done! :beer: It was a nice weekend project that really made the front end pop. I can't wait for the Rhino lining and headlights to finish it off.
Wow! That billet grille looks really nice and sleek. Well, my friend is looking for new grille for his for and I'm quite sure his gonna like this if he sees the pictures especially that you've done a great job installing it, looks perfectly fit. I'm just wondering how much is the grille at Street Beat Customs? I really like the grille! :thumb:
 

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Beautiful new billet grill.
Yes it definitely , made your escape ' front end pop '. :) :shades: :thumb:
Most decidedly a visual enhancement.
 
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