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Old December 3rd, 2015, 08:55 AM
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I'm in the process of doing a "second version" of this Front Grille...essentially the same as the original, *BUT* with a cutout in the top center for those with the "manual" hood release lever. It's going to be designed so the "Solihull Badge" will fit in a quick-release fashion over the cutout to help camouflage it (as an option).

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That sounds perfect. Mine is a bitch to get to after putting on the air conditioning panel to fit the huge rad/intercooler.
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Old December 3rd, 2015, 01:04 PM
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"It's going to be designed so the "Solihull Badge" will fit in a quick-release fashion over the cutout to help camouflage it (as an option). "

Hey, that's a cool idea! Hmmm...I might be able to help with that...
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"It's going to be designed so the "Solihull Badge" will fit in a quick-release fashion over the cutout to help camouflage it (as an option). " Hey, that's a cool idea! Hmmm...I might be able to help with that...
Design code for One Rivet instead of two?
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Old December 4th, 2015, 09:37 AM
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I'm in the process of doing a "second version" of this Front Grille...essentially the same as the original, *BUT* with a cutout in the top center for those with the "manual" hood release lever. It's going to be designed so the "Solihull Badge" will fit in a quick-release fashion over the cutout to help camouflage it (as an option).

Anyhow, I"m trying to gauge interest in this version of the grille so I can determine what kind of quantity/numbers to run for it. I know I've got a few folks queued up already, but thought it may help to bump the thread and see what the interest the population has so I don't under or over shoot production numbers.

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I'd be in for those. I think the finger latch is far superior to the later cable and I have been retrofitting them on trucks.
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I'm in the process of doing a "second version" of this Front Grille...essentially the same as the original, *BUT* with a cutout in the top center for those with the "manual" hood release lever. It's going to be designed so the "Solihull Badge" will fit in a quick-release fashion over the cutout to help camouflage it (as an option). Anyhow, I"m trying to gauge interest in this version of the grille so I can determine what kind of quantity/numbers to run for it. I know I've got a few folks queued up already, but thought it may help to bump the thread and see what the interest the population has so I don't under or over shoot production numbers. Input/feedback?

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I'm in the process of doing a "second version" of this Front Grille...essentially the same as the original, *BUT* with a cutout in the top center for those with the "manual" hood release lever. It's going to be designed so the "Solihull Badge" will fit in a quick-release fashion over the cutout to help camouflage it (as an option). Anyhow, I"m trying to gauge interest in this version of the grille so I can determine what kind of quantity/numbers to run for it. I know I've got a few folks queued up already, but thought it may help to bump the thread and see what the interest the population has so I don't under or over shoot production numbers. Input/feedback?
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Old December 7th, 2015, 10:08 PM
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Lots of emails and texts asking for part no's.

Latch assembly non a/c hand operated MRC6977-pricey but better than a cable
http://www.johnrichardssurplus.co.uk...h-mrc6977.html


Latch assembly hand operated with a/c MTC4932-stupid cheap http://www.lrseries.com/shop/product...NET-CATCH.html
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Old December 8th, 2015, 04:24 PM
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Lots of emails and texts asking for part no's.

Latch assembly non a/c hand operated MRC6977-pricey but better than a cable
Land Rover Hand Operated V8 bonnet catch MRC6977


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Doug:

Can you get me a couple of measurements for this latch, as shown with the "red arrows" on the attached pic? Even approximates are fine, doesn't have to be overly exact.

Essentially the "cutout" is currently designed to be ~5.5" x ~1.5" at the top of the grille, and I just want to make sure that it's deep enough top-to-bottom to get enough meat on the lever that sticks down.
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Old December 8th, 2015, 04:38 PM
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OEM LR Lever hangs down ~3" from the top of the grille panel

~3.5" for your RH arrow
~5" for the overall height
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Old December 8th, 2015, 05:01 PM
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OEM LR Lever hangs down ~3" from the top of the grille panel

~3.5" for your RH arrow
~5" for the overall height
Awesome....thanks Brian.
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Old December 14th, 2015, 05:39 PM
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I'm in the process of doing a "second version" of this Front Grille...essentially the same as the original, *BUT* with a cutout in the top center for those with the "manual" hood release lever. It's going to be designed so the "Solihull Badge" will fit in a quick-release fashion over the cutout to help camouflage it (as an option).

Anyhow, I"m trying to gauge interest in this version of the grille so I can determine what kind of quantity/numbers to run for it. I know I've got a few folks queued up already, but thought it may help to bump the thread and see what the interest the population has so I don't under or over shoot production numbers.

Input/feedback?
Pics of the "cutout" version #2 of the Front Grille...this is before they go to be form-rolled (to match the curvature of the Defender grille surround):

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While it doesn't look all that bad as-is, and some folks may prefer a more plain looking version, the plan is for the final/finished product to have the "Solihull" badge fit in a quick-release fashion over the hole/cutout:

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Old December 14th, 2015, 06:12 PM
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Pics of the "cutout" version #2 of the Front Grille...this is before they go to be form-rolled (to match the curvature of the Defender grille surround): While it doesn't look all that bad as-is, and some folks may prefer a more plain looking version, the plan is for the final/finished product to have the "Solihull" badge fit in a quick-release fashion over the hole/cutout:

Jason that is unreal. That is sweet
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Old December 19th, 2015, 04:36 PM
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SDO new front grille & other products

I wish you guys made other aluminum/metal bits to complement the inner door handles like external door handles, interior door latch pulls and door lock/unlock pieces. I like the quality feeling of this work and banishing the plastic bits that you touch and handle frequently and feel janky.
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