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My baby got a new smile!!

I really like the look of the '04-'05 grilles, but knew there was no way I could get one to fit my truck without doing a complete front end swap, so I did the next best thing. I took off the original grille and cut out the horizontal cross bars and installed a honeycomb grille insert from an '03. I think it turned out pretty good. A couple of hours with a dremel and a few coats of black paint was all it took.

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its not my cup of tea, but its not what someone else thinks. its what makes you happy.

custom for teh win.
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It looks pretty good dude. Especially since you didnt do a front end upgrade.
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not my cup of tea either, but I like the chrome look on ur truck.
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I like it, think it looks pretty sweet and better than before

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it looks 10x better imo

good job
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looks great
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I like it.. very original!
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damn man thats some talent looks like it was made that way good job
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looks really good!
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That looks much more betterer.
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Looks pretty darn good!
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i think it looks awesome... very nice job
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looks good to me.
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looks awesome. nice job on that.
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damn man thats some talent looks like it was made that way good job
that looks absolutely amazing......if i had a '98-'00 Ranger, that would be done on mine....
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oh wow, that looks terrific. good job
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how does it stay back there and what did you use black paint for?
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it looks 10x better imo

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Looks awesome man!
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looks like factory man... def a good job on that one. very nice
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thats very very nice looking. Looks SO much better than before. It gives the truck a cleaner look as well. Nice work!
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how does it stay back there and what did you use black paint for?
Thanks guys, appreciate it. I drilled several tiny holes in the back of the original grille and used some small guage wire to hold the insert in place. Pretty much had to paint it cuz of the dremeling. It left a few ugly spots where I had to grind the original grille down so the insert would seat properly.
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I like it!! looks great. Where did you get the clear signals and headlights? they look great as well..
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I like it!! looks great. Where did you get the clear signals and headlights? they look great as well..
eBay!!
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Looks great! However didn't they make a grill that style for those years that did not have the two extra chrome bars in the middle, you know an open style like the 04-05s. I thought I seen a grill that style with a billit insert like mine, meaning the center had to of had no bars.
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