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This is a discussion on how do I take off my grill within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; i wanna see what my car looks like without the plastic grill on the front.. but i dont want to ...

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    how do I take off my grill

    i wanna see what my car looks like without the plastic grill on the front.. but i dont want to hurt the plastic grill... any help??

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    its kind of a pain to get off. you have to pry it off. if i remember correctly, their are 4 tabs on both top and bottom that are held in by little slits behind the grill. i started on the passenger side, got both the top/bottom out and basically tugged/jerked/cussed till the rest came out.

    hope this helps.

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    just yank hard. thats all i can say, do the sides first then the middle

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    That's how I took mine off, sides first, pulled from bottom, pulled from top. If you just want to see how it looks remember you won't be able to just snap it back on like it was from the factory - there are some clips on the inside that will fall off behind the fasteners. I put a billet grille on mine so wasn't worried about it. BTW the stock grille and car was fine after pulling it off.

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    Yea, mine are LOOSE, how can i push em back in, they seem they dont wanna move..

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2001NBMZ28 View Post
    That's how I took mine off, sides first, pulled from bottom, pulled from top. If you just want to see how it looks remember you won't be able to just snap it back on like it was from the factory - there are some clips on the inside that will fall off behind the fasteners. I put a billet grille on mine so wasn't worried about it. BTW the stock grille and car was fine after pulling it off.
    same here. billet grille on nbm FTMFW!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer Sooner View Post
    same here. billet grille on nbm FTMFW!

    Well I needed that info tooo SWEET

    Now how about the SS hoodscoop grille??

    I went to dealer they looked at the parts drawing. NOTHING! No clips nada??

    Any one know??? How to remove ? and reinstall

    TANX

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    Quote Originally Posted by A 2000 SS in Jersey View Post
    Well I needed that info tooo SWEET

    Now how about the SS hoodscoop grille??

    I went to dealer they looked at the parts drawing. NOTHING! No clips nada??

    Any one know??? How to remove ? and reinstall

    TANX
    if i knew i would tell ya.

    im sure someone on here does.

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    Some stupid ass previous owner of my car thought it would be a good idea to drill holes and screw that dam thing on! Two of the tabs were broken off...

    So, I just had to take the screws out and then, when I had it off, I found that someone had also drilled holes for a license plate frame!!!

    I filled the holes and blacked it out and put a billet grille on... Idiots! The front of my car was full of holes.

    I already have an after market polished grille on my hood ... you guessed it ... screwed in there!!!

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    theres a better way than pulling and jerking.. if you can jack your car up and look up under you will see how to get the tabs out.. if not, take your front bumper off and you can remove it easily, and put it back on....


    you will like it 100x's better with it off....... 40 dollar billet grill from ebay F T W though..

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    if u want to waste time you can take off the front bumper. in other words, theres really no need to take your bumper off.

    plus taking your bumper off safely without scratching it up is a two man job. one guy loosens the bolts while the other holds it up.

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    i think he is a perfectionist though.. and might even want to put it back on.. in that case he should get a friend to help him take off front bumper.. so it will looks perfect.. and not damage anything at all.

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    I pulled mine off when i did it... just for peace of mind. it's really not that hard and just stack some stuff under the bumper when pulling it out, or tape it up while your takin it off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by A 2000 SS in Jersey View Post
    Well I needed that info tooo SWEET

    Now how about the SS hoodscoop grille??

    I went to dealer they looked at the parts drawing. NOTHING! No clips nada??

    Any one know??? How to remove ? and reinstall

    TANX

    There are little tabs that are part of the grill. You have to either use a small flathead screwdriver or a dental pik to pull the tabs upward. If you look at the bottom row, 3rd, 7th, 10th, and 14th hole there are the tabs. Be easy with it and it will come right off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ntimid8r7 View Post
    There are little tabs that are part of the grill. You have to either use a small flathead screwdriver or a dental pik to pull the tabs upward. If you look at the bottom row, 3rd, 7th, 10th, and 14th hole there are the tabs. Be easy with it and it will come right off.
    Thanks a lot.

    Guess I will have to get out my glasses and a big flashlight to see.

    Nice Graphics on your SS.

    Have funnnnnn

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    My question was, how do i get those pins back in, my grill is loose, they have slid out some, and pushing them in failed, they didnty move..
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    Quote Originally Posted by KahanaReef View Post
    Some stupid ass previous owner of my car thought it would be a good idea to drill holes and screw that dam thing on! Two of the tabs were broken off...

    So, I just had to take the screws out and then, when I had it off, I found that someone had also drilled holes for a license plate frame!!!

    I filled the holes and blacked it out and put a billet grille on... Idiots! The front of my car was full of holes.

    I already have an after market polished grille on my hood ... you guessed it ... screwed in there!!!
    we must have got our cars from the same person........the drilled into the grill and bumper to attach my licence plate and did not even get it centered....

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    Quote Originally Posted by astyles View Post
    we must have got our cars from the same person........the drilled into the grill and bumper to attach my licence plate and did not even get it centered....
    I couldn't believe it either. Just one of the many things we find out after buying our cars that we didn't think to look for. Morons!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sarge91 View Post
    My question was, how do i get those pins back in, my grill is loose, they have slid out some, and pushing them in failed, they didnty move..
    Those things are a PITA and you have to use some force to get them in and also if they arent lined up good they wont move either but i'm sure you know that. Other than that all I can say is you may have to get new ones if they worked themselves out.

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    ^^^ im no help there either... take it off and get a billet.. you may thank me later

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