Unbeknownst to me, those color matched pieces on the grill wings that run between the headlights and the bumper lights, winds up being a permanent thing. In looking at the replacement piece that broke out in the hail storm, it has long tabs that you'd presume would be inserted in a slot, and then a flat metal spring clip would slide on and hold it in place.
No no no
The tabs are melted and molded back to fill up the slot hole. Once installed, it's now part of the grille. Replace it, you replace the grille.
Which meant I couldn't reuse the old pass side one on the new grille with the new driver's side replacement. So.....off to the Dealer and pay 3x the price for the other side of the set and have 'em painted.
Of course, once I got home with 'em, I noticed a blemish on one.....so back to the shop with it and I still can't get this 2yo front end repair completed....'till next week.
(insert frown here)
2007 LBZ 3500 LT3 DRW Crew Cab, Sulastics, Putnam XDR 15K, B&W 30K-Turnover GN+Companion, Ride-Rite Air...EFI'd by Rob
2008 LMM 3500WT DRW Crew Cab, 8 'Flat/GN, Workforce Alum Toolbox, Ride-Rite Air Use-ta Haves 2006-6.0 3500 WT DRW ExCab Flatbed, 2005-LLY 3500 LS DRW Crew Cab, 2002-LB7 3500 LS DRW Crew Cab I Live my life in such a way that when my feet hit the floor in the morning...Satan shudders & says "Oh shit, he's awake!"