: E&g grill. Installation hard or not?



Tk Lac
07-29-09, 11:50 PM
I just bought the E&G mesh grill w/acc. Has anyone installed a grill with acc?

dhemrick
07-30-09, 12:09 AM
We installed one on our STS4. It took maybe 2-3 hours at most. It was pretty straightforward.

Tk Lac
07-30-09, 12:12 AM
Ok thanks

Regulator
07-30-09, 10:05 AM
I installed one w/out the ACC and it was a real pain. The fitment of these E&G grills are terrible....not even close to fitting correctly.
This will take you between 3-6 hours...depending on how picky you are about the fit.

chagrin falls
07-30-09, 10:35 PM
I agree with Regulator. I had my E & G grill with acc installed by a high end body shop. They said it was a pain in the neck! The acc emblem did not fit into the round opening on the E & G grill. They had to sand the emblem for it to fit into the grill and there were alot of adjustments to be made on the whole installation. Unless you have a ton of patience have a good body shop install it. The good news is that my STS looks great! Hope this helps.

Platinum06
07-31-09, 12:01 AM
http://www.egclassicsinc.com/inventory/uploads/6092005CadillacSTSClassicGrill.pdf

Force-1
07-31-09, 12:10 AM
I had to have my OEM grill replaced shortly after I purchased my STS due to front end damage. I decided to get the E&G grill, since my insurance was paying for the repair--might as well take advantage of the opportunity.

Like others said, the body shop had a hell of a time trying to get it to fit right, and it still doesn't look perfect, even after several hours of work by professionals.

Tk Lac
07-31-09, 09:59 PM
Ok thanks guys. My Dad and I are going to install it on Monday. I will post some pictures.

Platinum06
08-01-09, 01:15 AM
Mine came in the mail today...don't know how soon I can install it.

Platinum06
08-03-09, 06:27 PM
Yeah, I just opened it and no cadi badge???

Tk Lac
08-03-09, 06:32 PM
You have to use the badge from your stock grill.

Platinum06
08-04-09, 12:27 AM
Oh, I hope it comes off.
Got the grill on, took a good 2+ hours...like said above it was straight forward just how much time you want to take to get it perfect.

Platinum06
08-04-09, 12:33 AM
pic?

Platinum06
08-04-09, 02:33 AM
used a heat gun to get it off the old one and put it directly on the mesh like the STS-V. Done!

Tk Lac
08-04-09, 11:37 AM
Hey platinum06 that looks really good. I have a Silver 2005 STS and got my grill yesterday but they sent me one with the acc. So no I have to send it back. Also do you have anymore pictures of your car? I just bought mine two weeks ago and im getting the grill (in a week or so)and going to get the windows tinted.

Platinum06
08-04-09, 07:35 PM
I will take a few tonight, I also tinted the windows in what they call "lite tint"... I think 55% is the spec.

Platinum06
08-04-09, 09:57 PM
got dark fast..

Tk Lac
08-04-09, 10:16 PM
^^^ Your car is looking really good. Cant wait till I get my grill. Here is mine!

http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac13/TkThunder05/DSC00068.jpg

http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac13/TkThunder05/DSC00073.jpg

http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac13/TkThunder05/DSC00076.jpg

http://i881.photobucket.com/albums/ac13/TkThunder05/DSC00083.jpg

Platinum06
08-05-09, 12:19 AM
Looks good, Your going to love that grill

R1chard
08-05-09, 01:03 AM
Looks great!!

Welcome to the group :thumbsup:

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2441/3725746402_ac4dcab53d.jpg

Tk Lac
08-05-09, 02:10 PM
Thanks guys. Cant wait to get my grill. Car looks good Richard. Also I have noticed a lot of people scrath out there licence plate. Why is that and should I do that to mine when I post pics?

next2pool
08-05-09, 02:30 PM
Thanks guys. Cant wait to get my grill. Car looks good Richard. Also I have noticed a lot of people scrath out there licence plate. Why is that and should I do that to mine when I post pics?

There are a lot of kooks out there. I wouldn't put anything traceable out on the internet for people to exploit or have fun with. I don't suffer from paranoia, but rational minds can't relate to what some folks think is fun or exciting.

MacMuse
08-05-09, 03:45 PM
...I wouldn't put anything traceable out on the internet ...

So I should stop looking in all the phone books for a Mr. or Ms. Next Pool? Gee, and I thought that would be an easy one to find.

:histeric:

nixonride
08-10-09, 01:34 AM
hey Platinum06 what rims do you have on your ride and what size are they? do you have any pictures from the side?

Platinum06
08-11-09, 05:26 AM
20" Vogue CV-7s