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billet grille installation

looking into a chrome billet grille for my ranger, i've seen some on ebay and such for reasonable prices but they often say cutting is required. i've obvioulsy never installed one before so i'm just curious on what exactly i would be cutting and how much of a pain in the a$$ is it?


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You could buy one with the grill shell and billet grill already together. If not then you would have to cut the bars out to install it.
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PM Trepaul86 he did a grille like that on his old truck
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would i have to cut those two vertical chrome bars out too or does the billet grille fit right behind those?
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Yes youwill have to cut the chrome vertical bars and the gray/silver horizontal bars for the insert to work.
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no, you dont need to cut the chrome vertical bars out just the gray plastic around them Like i said PM TrePaul here's his old truck

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Thats basically all i needed to know. Thanks Bill.
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i have the grill and shell as a complete unit
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how about a pic?
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Hey sorry man, been busy..

All you do is cut out what's between the vertical bars. It's easy, but take your time, with a dremel the plastic tends to heat up and flake... So I would tape off everything and cut through the tape on the gray line... The line that separates the chrome and the gray. It's not hard at all man
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alright thanks alot Trev. Your old truck looks real nice with the grill and head lights. Was it a '99?
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Same body style, but nah.. It was a 00.. Thanks man!
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Its nice. What kind of head lights did ya have on there? I've been thinking about getting something other than stock
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Stock headlight, but clear corners... Changed the front appearance a bit... I would have done diamond cut reflectors for the front to make the HIDs I had on there a lot brighter
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Yeah. Is there anything you'd recomend i should get?
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For headlights?
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Tre, I love love the look of that grille on your old truck! I am doing it tomorrow!
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Yeah, headlights wise. And yeah i know Adam i wanna get that done as soon as i can its real nice.
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Mine should be done tomorrow night and I might be able to get pics up. Tomorrow is the regional northeast meet for RPS so I am gonna do it at the hotel. LOL Along with my 06 tails.
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You wanna make sure you take your time.. It gets seen a lot. Don't want it to stick out like a sore thumb man.
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I got time. LOL Plenty of it. The meet should will prolly get over with around 5 or so then its time to work. LOL
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yeah thats a good point. i'll definatly be sure to take my time. i'm thinking about maybe even putting the Ford emblem back in the middle but only if it looks good then i will
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Billy's is in his lower right hand corner, color matched.. See if he has some pics!
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I just found a thread he posted a while back with some pics. i like it, its a good different but chances are i'll probably just keep it blue and in the middle. thanks for the advice
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Austins truck Blue oval in the center
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Lower right colormatched FTW!
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