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I'm thinking about making up a Saudi grill for my 2003 disco 2. Just wanted to see if anyone else here has made one and see if anyone has any opinions or advice.


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I'm thinking about making up a Saudi grill for my 2003 disco 2. Just wanted to see if anyone else here has made one and see if anyone has any opinions or advice.
 

 

2003 is a post-facelift isn't it?  Saudi grille won't fit.

 

We can get them (subject to checking our distributor for stock) for $590 ... so unless you really like them I'd think again.

 

 

If you're set on the look, trim out your horizontal slats and add mesh.  $20 from Home Depot.

 

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Graeme


Edited by GraemeWare, 21 September 2017 - 08:16 PM.

Graeme Ware -- San Carlos, CA

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2003 is a post-facelift isn't it? Saudi grille won't fit.

We can get them (subject to checking our distributor for stock) for $590 ... so unless you really like them I'd think again.


If you're set on the look, trim out your horizontal slats and add mesh. $20 from Home Depot.

Regards,

Graeme

I was not planning on purchasing one. I was going to make from scratch or cut up my current grill.


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I know I've seen a few DIYs floating around on some of the other LR forums. Can't recall which now, but you might start with LandRoverForums.com and see what's there. 

 

Personally....I've never thought any of them, even the real ones, look very good. My recommendation would be to buy a spare one, especially if you can find a damaged one for cheap, and use that for the build while keeping your original one safely tucked away in the garage. 


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https://landroverfor...write-up-33088/

 

D1 but will give you some guidance.

 

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was wondering what saudi grill is... now i know. It's a grill with mesh grill instead of slats? 

Looks pretty straight forward to make with mesh (saw some on amazon) and dremel. 

 

Looks kinda cool on a D2 from link that Jason posted - i've only seem them on road & race cars. I tried making one for road car, but I wasn't very good at bending the mesh with basic hand tools. 

 

Someone made similar turn-key grill for the Defender... though, they sell for arm & a leg. 

 

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I put on some screen door type material to just see what it would look like. I think it looks pretty badass. So I am going to fab something up in the next week. Hopefully it will be all good for the annual next week.df00fa2e54aa7e0b4091ad44fcee20a7.jpeg


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I'll try and find the company I bought my last few grill meshes from. They have a few different patterns in bare aluminum or powder coated black. Very reasonable for the product supplied.

 

I like the aluminum, its easy to work and fasten with clips and rivets or high strength clear epoxy.

 

 


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I made the grill today. Used some aluminum mesh I bought at Home Depot. I cut it to fit, then painted and screwed it into the old grill. The whole job was pretty quick and easy, maybe an hour of actual work. I used paint I already had and bought some screws and the mesh for about $15 total. d0cda98a8475196d03efc34740809a85.jpg


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Here is a small piece of the mesh I used. I used a pair of metal snips to cut it up. Cutting it was the hardest part of the job, but the stuff is pretty soft and easily cut still. d94cd46105a929e0fde523696b5688f4.jpg


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I made the grill today. Used some aluminum mesh I bought at Home Depot. I cut it to fit, then painted and screwed it into the old grill. The whole job was pretty quick and easy, maybe an hour of actual work. I used paint I already had and bought some screws and the mesh for about $15 total. d0cda98a8475196d03efc34740809a85.jpg


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Looks nice!  Better than I expected.


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I made one for mine, super easy, cheap and effective. Send me a message and I’ll shoot you my email address and can send you photos of what I did. I would post here but I could never figure out how to post pictures without having one of those photbucket accounts.

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I made one for mine, super easy, cheap and effective. Send me a message and I’ll shoot you my email address and can send you photos of what I did. I would post here but I could never figure out how to post pictures without having one of those photbucket accounts.


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