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Old 08-02-2010, 03:46 PM   #1
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My $32.00 GT3 mod.... now w/ new pics!

Well, I thought I give this a shot.

Part # is 997-575-327-90-01C "Hider", it's also called the upper grill. Cost of the mod was 30 for the grill and 2 for some black silicone.

Total time to do this about 1.5 hours, taking my time.

Tools: Dremel and some sandpaper.

Procedure was straight forward, place grill on top of bumper cover, outline cutline, use Dremel to cut, smooth edges, glue in using the silicone. I also painted the bumper black (that's the aluminum bar) so it does not shine through.

Notes: The grill is just a bit too wide so it can't go right below the hood line but a little lower. I did not trim the left and right "overhang" of the grill. I think I leave it as it is for now, maybe later. The grill itself follows the bumper cover profile perfectly!

I did not change anything else, I still search for the right part#s to do the front radiator relocation and shrouding. Anybody have this info?

Looking forward to your comments fellow Boxsters!!

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Old 08-02-2010, 04:41 PM   #2
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What bumper did you do this mod to? How bout some pictures from further back that show the entire front clip...
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Old 08-02-2010, 05:27 PM   #3
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I'll post better pice soon, promised!

It's on an '04 S
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Old 08-03-2010, 04:08 PM   #4
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As promised.

I think I have to trim the upper corners....!






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The rare Tom Selleck edition?
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:48 AM   #6
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I've always liked that grill on the GT3's.
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:06 AM   #7
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Hrmm. Is there a 996 part number equivalent that better accommodates a higher mounting point in regards to the grill?
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:13 AM   #8
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looks congruent , looks good!
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Old 05-15-2013, 10:48 AM   #9
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no 996 equivalent - I wish someone would make one. your only option is to cut slots in the cover like a 996 gt3 rs
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Very daring! I'd be afraid that I'd ruin my bumper cover. Looks great.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:12 AM   #11
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I bought this and the GT3 bumper at the same time. But I just didn't have the nerve to cut into the bumper.
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Old 05-15-2013, 11:23 AM   #12
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You r car certainly looks happy about the mod! It's smiling!~
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Old 05-15-2013, 03:43 PM   #13
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Old thread is old..... Yeah, lots of people think smile.

It was really not that bad to cut into the bumper.....
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Smile! Good thing the black bumper doesn't accentuate the smiling grill. On any other color, it would show greatly because it is not flush with the headlights.
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I be all over this if it followed the trunk line.
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