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Didn’t feel like searching for my other post; but TLDR: I asked for how to plastiweld the letters onto the grille. There’s lots at harbor freight etc to do this but someone on the post suggested the “speed nuts” which cut their own threads.

I liked this idea as it seemed reversible if I ever wanted to remove the letters for some reason to either color or wrap etc later.

Annoyingly enough, the auto part stores don’t sell sizes just the damn assortments. So I had to buy a couple to get the amount I needed.

Started them by hand, and then used ratchet being careful to go slow and not strip it. When I saw that the nut was coming into contact with the grill I stopped. I may use someglue just to hold the nuts in place just in case but I don’t think it’ll go anywhere. Time will tell I guess.
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Btw: Dorman nuts work very well IMO. The brand on the “help” isle at some auto part stores suck.
 

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Those things won’t come loose.
 

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This is the color the Badlands grill SHOULD come from the factory. A satin black to match the bumper, fenders, and trail sights. Nicely done!

I want to swap my BL grill for an OBX, and do the same thing to it.
 
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Coulda got better angle but:
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Btw: Dorman nuts work very well IMO. The brand on the “help” isle at some auto part stores suck.
Dorman are the same ones on the "Help" isle. Motormite "Help" is Dorman in blister packs, usually a small amount and assorted.
 
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Dorman are the same ones on the "Help" isle. Motormite "Help" is Dorman in blister packs, usually a small amount and assorted.
Damn well they were definitely different. Shinier and shittier lol
 

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I put a dab of hot glue on the nuts where they contact stud just in case
These were common on old cars and trucks for years. Used to hold marker lights, trim, and emblems to name a few.
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