: Swapping grille, does anyone else's CTS-V have these fasteners?



Captain McFunk
04-14-12, 01:18 PM
Hey guys, i've never seen these fasteners, and they look aftermarket. They're not the same ones in the Hennessey walkthrough, so I'm not sure how to get them off to pull off my front bumper. Does anyone else have these?

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn181/CaptainMcFunk/photo-8.jpg

Need help asap, as I have my car in pieces right now in the garage.

Thanks!

RippyPartsDept
04-14-12, 01:44 PM
they look like rivets to me

thebigjimsho
04-14-12, 02:32 PM
Yeah, what happened there?

Captain McFunk
04-14-12, 02:35 PM
I don't know. Bought the car like this. Anyone know how to get them out?

thebigjimsho
04-14-12, 02:57 PM
Drill. Right down the centerof each rivet.

tbauer
04-14-12, 03:00 PM
What he said. Just use a drill bit slightly larger than the hole in the center of the rivet. Go slow and pay attention to what is below them so you don't punch a hole in something else.

Captain McFunk
04-14-12, 04:53 PM
Thanks guys, worked great. I got them off and am installing the new grille now, more pics to come.

thebigjimsho
04-15-12, 02:48 AM
Does anyone know if the pushpins are available through GM? If no one knows, I'll call Luke next week.

rjoffe
04-15-12, 09:42 AM
I have picked some up from Luke in the past, however it was more of a match to what I had case, rather then him being able to look up the specific one. It seems there are many many different versions available.

Captain McFunk
04-15-12, 10:57 AM
I just bought my replacements form o'riellys. They were 1/4".

Completed. Waiting on the V-badge to attach to the grille to make it one off.

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn181/CaptainMcFunk/photo-9.jpg

qictrk
04-15-12, 04:36 PM
Does anyone know if the pushpins are available through GM? If no one knows, I'll call Luke next week.

Pushpins are available through any dealership. You may have to buy in a pack of 10. Cecil...........

RippyPartsDept
04-16-12, 10:25 AM
looks to me like the rivets are the OEM fastener

brickfrenzy
04-16-12, 10:58 AM
Yeah, I pulled my bumper on Saturday to plasti-dip it, and those rivets were there. They're most certainly OEM.

SStreet King
04-28-12, 06:08 PM
http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn181/CaptainMcFunk/photo-9.jpg

Nice. Wonder where ive seen that grill before.. :thumbsup:

crabapple
04-29-12, 10:49 AM
Will you be selling the grille that you removed?

Hey guys, i've never seen these fasteners, and they look aftermarket. They're not the same ones in the Hennessey walkthrough, so I'm not sure how to get them off to pull off my front bumper. Does anyone else have these?

http://i304.photobucket.com/albums/nn181/CaptainMcFunk/photo-8.jpg

Need help asap, as I have my car in pieces right now in the garage.

Thanks!

jwise36
04-29-12, 05:57 PM
where did you purchase that new grill? was it black when you bought it? or did you plasti dip

Captain McFunk
04-30-12, 12:33 AM
eBay, and plast dipped black, it was chrome