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Old 11-13-2015, 01:39 PM
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Well an awesome member actually sent me an extra one he had laying around for nothing. So I will now need to pay it forward somehow.
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Old 11-27-2015, 07:58 AM
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I've done the same with A6 grills from around MY2000, $16 a pair.

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After spending a considerable amount of time looking for the passenger side fog light grill for my 2003 D2 A8 L, I decided to retrofit the grills from an A4 (for about $30 for a pair on eBay) and screw those into place instead. They obviously are not a perfect fit and that's why you have to screw them in place. If you don't look too closely, you won't notice that these came from a different car. Funny thing, everything on this particular model costs more and is harder to find. Transmissions, engines and nondescript parts like this for later model A8s (and A4's and A6's for all years) are a dime a dozen. But parts are harder to find for 1997 to 2003 A8's.
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Old 11-28-2015, 03:01 PM
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Helllp i need these desperately
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Old 12-17-2015, 12:17 PM
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I just ordered oems from germany along with lower valance.
its almost 50% cheaper than in usa.
280 euros(490$ here) for valance and 75 euros(265$ at ecs) each for fog light grilles.
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Old 12-31-2015, 01:39 PM
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Does anyone have a set of spares lying around?

It seems that we could 3d scan those and print replacements. It might take a while to get it right, but $3 a pound for plastic is a lot cheaper than $200 for a few ounces.
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Old 12-31-2015, 08:22 PM
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If its that easy there would probably be some printed ones for sale.Probably not that easy
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It is very easy. If you have a 3d scanner and printer.
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It is very easy. If you have a 3d scanner and printer.
I have access, actually.
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Old 01-02-2016, 09:44 AM
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The 3d scanning and printing gear I can use is Makerbot.

It might work for this, with some cleanup on the models, but the precision is lacking. It looks like I would need something better to really do a good job.

You can see quality comparisons here:

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My car is missing both and it looks like the passenger side grille was RTV glued into place the last time because its all over the inside of the hole. I'm scared to really look and scrape it off....
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