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Aftermarket grille installed. How to fix slight hood gap after???

 
Old 10-28-2018, 07:54 AM
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Aftermarket grille installed. How to fix slight hood gap after???

Installed on my 2014 e350 last night lined up perfectly but when shut hood there is a slight gap where I can see the rubber flushing from underneath.
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Old 10-28-2018, 04:15 PM
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I'm assuming that on 2014 the grille installs without having to mess with the front bumper? Aftermarket parts for me have always been hit or miss. Sometimes they don't quite duplicate oem parts sizing (or quality). Sometimes they fit well but longer term quality is questionable.

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send back and tell them it does not fit.
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Hard to tell from your photos what's going on.
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Hard to tell from your photos what's going on.
What photos? I did not see any?
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What photos? I did not see any?
Ha, yeah that is my subtle hint.
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Ha, yeah that is my subtle hint.
When I rebuilt my 69 Camaro I had to order an aftermarket Front grill plate that went between the grill and hood. It was supposed to be an OEM part it was off by 1/1/2 inches. Had to weld a piece of metal all the way across to take care of gap. Total pain but it had to be done. Now that I look back it could have been the hood that was off since it was oem also. Hard to get parts that really fit unless you get buy them in the year it was made.
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Can't even comment without pics.
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The fix is to put the original grill back in. Cheap chinese parts in a high end German car. Not a good combination.
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I have a sport grill from 2011, black with a star in the center......for sale
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I have a sport grill from 2011, black with a star in the center......for sale

do do you have a picture?
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