Author Topic: Grille buttons  (Read 122 times)

Offline ADRay

Grille buttons
« on: April 11, 2019, 10:56:38 AM »
Iím sure most of you have seen these before. I picked these up from Mini Sport for around $10. Before that, the grille was held on by 2 screws, a zip tie and a prayer. Install was easy, and they are not only functional, but look pretty sharp too.
1982 Mini 1000 HL

Offline MiniDave

Re: Grille buttons
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2019, 10:18:24 PM »
I have them on my car too, and while it sure makes it easy to take the grill out and replace it, you have to be careful you don't crush those slats by overtightening, or lose one of the nuts by undertightening. I've done both.... ::)  :(
1989 Cooper Racing Green
2009 Clubman S
2004 Audi Allroad 2.7 TT

Offline ADRay

Re: Grille buttons
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2019, 06:34:10 AM »
yes, I have been checking them after drives, still tight. I also positioned the posts to go through the vertical steel braces of the grille, so there is a little bit of reinforcement for the aluminum slats. My grille is already a little wavy in some sections too.
1982 Mini 1000 HL

Offline Jimini II

Re: Grille buttons
« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2019, 11:27:50 AM »
After buying a few sets of grille buttons for several Minis i now use riv nuts with stainless phillips head screws in between the slats so there is no pressure on the slats and you can't see them once installed.

Offline jeff10049

Re: Grille buttons
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 12:21:57 AM »
yes, I have been checking them after drives, still tight. I also positioned the posts to go through the vertical steel braces of the grille, so there is a little bit of reinforcement for the aluminum slats. My grille is already a little wavy in some sections too.

My grille is also wavy.

Offline ADRay

Re: Grille buttons
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 06:22:28 AM »
the right kind of wavy
1982 Mini 1000 HL