I decided to replace the bar under the panel grille. It was not looking good after a minor accident few years back. And it was very rusty near the screw holes of it. So I started searching for the part. It was not easy because my car is a older model (97 one). The only part I manged to find was from the authorized dealer in Sri Lanka but it too needed some adjustments before fitting to the car. Then me & my brother started the difficult part of the job.
The old one and the new one. You clearly see the difference.
Then we started cutting and bending the new bar to fit the existing setup.
The cut was welded together preserving the shape. We took the part to nearby garage to get it welded.
When we tray the new bar we noticed that the "Member Front Center" part is not aligning with it. This was probably due to the accident. There was no time to go and look for that part so we created one out of sheet metal with a little help of our welding guy at the garage.
The old parts and the new ones. We used Epoxy Iron Oxide primer and white paint for both parts. They look nice now.
We fitted the new parts to the car. They look good on her.