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Michael T's Custom Upper Grille.

Postby michaels artic frost » Fri Jul 30, 2004 10:58 am

atlred wrote:Hey Mike, Not to be picky but is it (black) going to match the black of the car or is it pearl or what?? Sorry for the dumb question!!



Huh? I hope I answer this right...lol.

The black mesh should match the black color of the car. I'm confused about the pearl part...are you referring to black pearl? :drinking: :drinking: sorry...lol
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Postby cklinh » Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:44 pm

I think he means whether it'd be glossy, matte, metallic, or other... there is a "black pearl paint", but doesn't look like the black pearl emblems.

Since it is a manufactured product (not painted) I would assume that it's metallic black?
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Postby michaels artic frost » Fri Jul 30, 2004 12:51 pm

cklinh wrote:I think he means whether it'd be glossy, matte, metallic, or other... there is a "black pearl paint", but doesn't look like the black pearl emblems.

Since it is a manufactured product (not painted) I would assume that it's metallic black?


Thanks for clarifying that up. Yes, the black should be a glossy finished, however, it's on route to my home at the moment, so I do not have the BLACK mesh in possession. I will confirm once I receive the materials.

For those who are interested in the BLACK finished, please do not place orders until Monday, August 9th, 2004.

However, the Chrome finished is ready to be ordered.
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Re: Orders for Upper grille will start on Sunday August 1st,

Postby michaels artic frost » Mon Aug 02, 2004 7:22 am

michaels_artic_frost wrote:Hello everyone,

Here's the update that you all have been waiting for.
Thanks for your patients.

Please see page 1 of this thread for pics.
http://www.zer0.info/solaraguy/viewtopic.php?p=89429#89429


Orders for Upper grille will start on Sunday August 1st, 2004

The custom grilles are available in Black (semi-glossy finished) or Chrome (aluminum polished) Both finishes are anti-rust resistant.

The upper grille also has the option for the reuse of the OEM Toyota emblem from the OEM grille.

When ordering the grilles, please specify:
1. The grille color or finish (BLACK or CHROME)
2. Which grille (Upper or Lower or Combo Set)
3. If you purchase the upper grille (No, Emblem or Yes, to reuse of Toyota emblem) YOU MUST specify this for the upper!




For those who have already purchased the lower grille, please email (michael40507@yahoo.com) me the price that you paid for and if you are interested in purchasing the upper grille. I will make special arrangements to email you individually as promised.

Keep in mind, depending on the orders of the upper
grille, since this is a new product, please allow 7-10
business days for shipment.

I'm also working on some other projects and will keep
you posted as they are being developed.

Current Prices

72.15 - (lower grille)
145.15 - (upper grille)
15.00 - (shipping & handling)
4.20 - (USPS insurance $201 - $300)
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236.50 - TOTAL


I will give a discount for the Combo set purchase.

217.30 - (Upper & Lower grille)
15.00 - (Shipping & Handling)
4.20 - (USPS insurance $201 - $300)
-26.50 - (Discount for combo set)
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210.00 - TOTAL after discount


Payment method is PAYPAL.
www.paypal.com

My paypal account is michael40507@yahoo.com


If you have further questions please email at michael40507@yahoo.com


Thank you for all of your support,
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Postby got sport » Mon Aug 02, 2004 1:28 pm

Looking forward to some pics of the black mesh combo set.
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Here are the requested pics and there's more on my site.

Postby michaels artic frost » Mon Aug 02, 2004 10:40 pm

Here are the requested pics and there's more on my site, page 5.
UPPER GRILLE PICS
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Here are some close ups as requested by slingshot. I hope they're what you were looking for Dave!
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UPPER GRILLE PICSUPPER GRILLE PICSUPPER GRILLE PICS UPPER GRILLE PICS
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Postby got sport » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:01 am

For the black mesh, does it come with a black-matching emblem, or the silver emblem? I prefer black-matching.
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Postby slingshot » Tue Aug 03, 2004 4:13 am

Those close up shots are very nice! I see you added a border around it. Makes it look nicer and it matches the bottom grille very well.
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Postby michaels artic frost » Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:37 am

got sport wrote:For the black mesh, does it come with a black-matching emblem, or the silver emblem? I prefer black-matching.


LOL...You will be able to reuse your emblem from the OEM grille. So depending on what you have, that's what you will use.

:P

EDIT: I didn't want to write another post. Adding addition questions to this one.


Below is an email from an inquiring customer with questions in regards to the grille that I thought would be useful.


> Michael,
> I am interested in purchasing one of your grills but
> first I have 4 questions.
>
> 1, Do they mount with the original grill bolts?
> 2, Are they strong enough to handle a small bird
> impact?
> 3, Do you have a picture of one in black?
> 4, I do not use Paypal, will you accept a company
> check or cashiers check?
>
> Thank you,


MY EMAIL REPLY.

Hello,

Please see answers below.
1. You will use the original two bolts to install the custom upper grille.
2. The grille is strong enough for a small bird/object impact. Should this ever occurs, let's hope it doesn't; but if it does, it can be shaped back into place.
3. I do not have pictures of the grille in black at this time. The black is a new product line and I will have pictures of it soon.
4. Another payment alternative to those who do not use paypal. A cashiers check or money order can be accepted, however keep in mind of mail time. Once payment has been received via USPS, I will reply with an email confirmation for security purposes.
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Postby Astro » Tue Aug 03, 2004 8:52 am

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Damn, I like this shot. The chrome trim around the edges just flows with the chrome along the top. Good job! I think June will like much better.
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Postby MrMikeL » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:13 am

Gee, that upper grille is starting to grow on me, but I have a black car and just ordered the black lower grille. How dumb would THAT look if I decided on a chrome upper grille later!

Michael, to you take returns for color changes?!? haha

Seriously though, does anyone have a black Solara with the upper AND lower grille in chrome and can post a picture of it here, or email it to me?? Decisions, decisions . . .
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Postby michaels artic frost » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:24 am

MrMikeL wrote:Gee, that upper grille is starting to grow on me, but I have a black car and just ordered the black lower grille. How dumb would THAT look if I decided on a chrome upper grille later!

Michael, to you take returns for color changes?!? haha

Seriously though, does anyone have a black Solara with the upper AND lower grille in chrome and can post a picture of it here, or email it to me?? Decisions, decisions . . .


You got PM and orders can be changed, just as long as I have not shipped it...lol :D
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Postby got sport » Tue Aug 03, 2004 11:38 am

Yeah, same here...I have a black '04, and I'm contemplating the combo set. Initially, I didn't dig the mesh, but now it's starting to grow on me, and the mesh makes it a sportier look.
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Postby DocJohn » Tue Aug 03, 2004 6:24 pm

Michael:

AWESOME JOB ON THE NEW GRILLE COMBO! This makes me want to trash my lower billet grille and get a black combo set from you to match my black pearl emblems. It should look sweet! Ah... decisions, decisions...
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