Chrome strip below radiator grille

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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by Welly » Wed May 09, 2012 12:17 pm

The Welton Panel was named after me for having spent the time to spot it on the 2003+ models and find out the part number etc.

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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by FarmerPug » Sun May 20, 2012 9:13 pm

Ive just ordered myself a welton panel, it cost £43,50. Ill get a look at the lugs on the bottom and see if it needs drilled or not, whats the best adhesive, would no more nails be ok, or should i use tiger seal. I suppose it wouldn't matter since the bumper doesn't rust.

Looking through old threads i seen diagrams pointing out the welton panel and also the bluey bling. What is the bluey bling, where can it be purchased from?

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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by grasmere59 » Sun May 20, 2012 9:18 pm

The chrome strip comes with self adhesive tape already on it,if i were you i would cut the lugs off and just use the tape,my bumper already had the holes in it but as i didn't have the clips it is only held on with the tape and it's stuck like sh#t to a blanket.
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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by FarmerPug » Sun May 20, 2012 9:21 pm

i understand the clips that holds it down are the same as the clips that hold the fake wood to the door cards? If thats the case is there any chance of deforming the chrome strip when pressing the clip into place? Is the strip made of plastic or metal.

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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by grasmere59 » Sun May 20, 2012 9:26 pm

The chrome strip is plastic,it holds fine without the clips.If you want to use the clips i think you would have to take the bumper off to get to the underside to attatch them.
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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by lozz » Sun May 20, 2012 9:31 pm

Look good dont they 8)

nice example of one fitted here, http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2003-PEUGEOT- ... 27c6c31873

looks like My idea of the Black eye headlight mod went round

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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by FarmerPug » Sun May 20, 2012 10:10 pm

It looks nice, thats not a bad looking car especially for 243k miles, the lights i don't like, i like my headlights shiny.
150bhp how did he get that much from the 2.0?

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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by grasmere59 » Sun May 20, 2012 10:14 pm

150bhp how did he get that much from the 2.0?[/quote]
By fitting a chrome strip under the grille :cheesy:
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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by FarmerPug » Sun May 20, 2012 10:17 pm

then with my red brake callipers there must be around 160bhp in the old 406 :cheesy:

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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by scotty73 » Sun May 20, 2012 10:26 pm

FarmerPug wrote:then with my red brake callipers there must be around 160bhp in the old 406 :cheesy:
It's in there somewhere but with all that bling will it want to come out? :lol: :lol:
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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by Doggy » Sun May 20, 2012 10:42 pm

You're missing the point guys, isn't it obvious this one's properly loosened up, whereas ours are still 'running in'?
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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by RayneR » Mon May 21, 2012 7:23 pm

My guess is that the car is all fecked up and now he's trying to sell it :roll:
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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by FarmerPug » Mon May 28, 2012 9:28 am

When you think of it £1750 is a lot of money for a 406 with nearly 250k on the clock, I've seen sub 100k cars 03 and 04 in very nice condition go for less than that.

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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by FarmerPug » Mon May 28, 2012 7:14 pm

The welton panel arrived today, nicely packaged in a lion chevron box, with the sticker showing the part number, i cut the two lugs off the sides but kept the middle one and drilled through the bumper, between the adhesive tape that came with it which was fairly strong and some superglue its held in place fairly well.
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Ive recorded the installation but the video is still uploading.

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Re: Chrome strip below radiator grille

Post by jonsowman » Mon May 28, 2012 7:52 pm

That does look really nice :)
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