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Old March 14th, 2015, 03:13 PM
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I have one set of small guards left in stock ready to ship. I'm picking up a new batch of grills and guards next week to take them to be anodized (which takes about a week) The rear guards should be cut next week and I will pick them up and drop off for assembly. I have submitted the revised files for the headlight surrounds but the orders have stalled at 28% funded so I'm considering putting the project on Kickstarter to see if I can speed up the pre-order process. I also have a couple of samples in that I will post up at an even greater discount in the for sale section.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 03:34 PM
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Fit of the Defender Grill

It has been brought to my attention that the Defender grill does not fit a PUMA Defender. Since I have an NAS thats my only reference point and I currently do not have access to a PUMA. Hopefully those of you who have ordered thus far don't have PUMA. I am working on a revision to make it work for PUMAs but it will likely take a while because I don't have one at hand to test fit with.

While on this topic I just wanted to reiterate something I've mentioned before. Because the radiator surround (breakfast?) is slightly curved, especially at the top, my grill design leaves about a 5/16" gap at the top edge. The grill design is completely flat and much more rigid than the plastic which will conform to the breakfast more easily. If this gap bothers you could try to (at your own risk) bend the top portion above the mounting point. I will give it a try with my sample and let you know how it goes.

Someone had asked if the grill works with the hood latch. It should because the dimensions and spacing are very close to OEM (as seen in the last photo) but since I don't have hood latch I will be relying on you to tell me if it works or not. Please post up and confirm once you've had chance to install the grill.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 04:10 PM
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Carl,

Good luck and I hope I just ordered your last pair of rear light guards...
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Old March 14th, 2015, 04:13 PM
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Thanks Mark.

You sure did!

Thanks!

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Good luck and I hope I just ordered your last pair of rear light guards...
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Old March 14th, 2015, 06:54 PM
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I went to pay and it said you were sold out. Did you put one aside for me or did I blow it? Please let me know as soon as you can. Thanks again. - Dave

Happy Birthday to me! Well, yesterday-ish. Got a light guard instead. That'll tide me over for now. ;-) Now I have everything but a grill! That'll be next month.
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Old March 14th, 2015, 08:22 PM
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David. Happy Birthday! I have a set of rear guards for you set aside if you want them. I'm also going to start a wait list for another set of 5. If anyone else is interested just let me know. When the list is full I'll place order for the material.

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Old March 15th, 2015, 12:31 AM
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David. Happy Birthday! I have a set of rear guards for you set aside if you want them.
Gratzie!! Thank you! And THANK YOU! I DO want them. I'm hitting your website and sending payment now. And all my stuff is for pick up. Good lord! Front and rear guards, surrounds, and a couple of bottle openers to boot! FedEx would be grip! ;-)
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Old March 15th, 2015, 03:10 AM
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Hey Mark,
Did you set one aside for me...I never heard back from you yesterday. Let me know by pm if you did and I will send you the payment.
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Old March 15th, 2015, 09:14 AM
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Was this intended for me? I have not received a PM from you.

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Did you set one aside for me...I never heard back from you yesterday. Let me know by pm if you did and I will send you the payment.
Thanks,
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Old March 15th, 2015, 12:25 PM
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Ed. You're on the wait list... and so am I.

3 more Rear Guard sets available for pre-order.

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Old March 16th, 2015, 12:37 PM
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The grill is amazing. No more saggy plastic Britpart grill. The attention to detail is impressive. The finish is beautiful. The grill is very stout.


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My wife said I just put lipstick on a pig......The grill looks great
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Old March 16th, 2015, 12:38 PM
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Old March 16th, 2015, 01:01 PM
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Looks great!

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My wife said I just put lipstick on a pig......The grill looks great
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Old March 16th, 2015, 01:21 PM
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That fitment looks great! Did you balance out the gap at the top somehow?
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Old March 16th, 2015, 01:54 PM
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Looks great!
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That fitment looks great! Did you balance out the gap at the top somehow?
Thanks!

The gap at the top isn't that bad. Not even really noticeable unless someone is looking for it.

I'm very happy with it
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Old March 16th, 2015, 02:05 PM
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Yeah. The pictures of your fitment look even better than when Carl fit the grill on his truck for advertising purposes. He was probably just trying to show us the worst case scenario, which in reality wasn't that bad at all. I'm looking forward to getting mine, as well. Again, looks great and congratulations. That's a mighty fine pig!
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Old March 16th, 2015, 02:33 PM
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I did because I am always overly concerned with details like this and I don't want anyone to be disappointed. Especially at this price range. Jason also pointed out something that I neglected to mention; the plastic grill has a gap up top as well. Almost as wide as the metal one in some cases.
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Old March 16th, 2015, 02:43 PM
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Well Carl, you were very upfront about even the most minute details and because of that we are even more pleased than expected. A great final product and I'm even more excited now, than ever before, to finally get mine. And don't worry that you don't see my name down as having paid for the grill yet. Having just bought everything else, I need to wait for next month's defender allowance. ;-)
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Old March 16th, 2015, 05:11 PM
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Everyone needs a new grille!



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