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SWEET! I see that you didn't leave the part between the turn signals and the headlights chrome. That's cool

It looks good, and i'm liking the grill and the F O R D.
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SWEET! I see that you didn't leave the part between the turn signals and the headlights chrome. That's cool

It looks good, and i'm liking the grill and the F O R D.
lol, yeah, tapping off around those damn angles was interesting. it worked out though. for some reason though, it looks like the ring of chrom around the turn signal lense isn't there, except for rght there in teh center where you can see it. well, anyways, there is a full ring around it, and not just right there.... weird picture angle i guess.

and thanks for the compliments.. i really like how the FORD letters turned out personally!


P.S.- To anyone else with the grill... did you cut your honeycomb grill out??? it doesnt mention anythign about it in the directions.. but as i over layed it, i didnt like the looks of it, you could see behind the SS grill and you could see the honeycomb grill. i ended up taking it back off and cut the whole damn thing out, lol. looks much beter with only one grill on there, lol.

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Man that looks freakin sweet! Very creative and clean!
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I really like what you did with the grill and ford letters!

Maybe I didn't read the entire post but where did you get the letters from?
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i got them on eBay for like 11 bucks. i read online somewhere that the ford dealer wanted like 80 for the set, so, i figured screw that, ebay is just as good, lol. they're in fine shape, well worth it, so im happy.
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I definitely want to get a polished grille and, I hope you don't mind, paint a taurus emblem black and mount it on there. That would look sweeeeet.
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I definitely want to get a polished grille and, I hope you don't mind, paint a taurus emblem black and mount it on there. That would look sweeeeet.
i dont care, go for it! and post pics if you do!
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P.S.- To anyone else with the grill... did you cut your honeycomb grill out??? it doesnt mention anythign about it in the directions.. but as i over layed it, i didnt like the looks of it, you could see behind the SS grill and you could see the honeycomb grill. i ended up taking it back off and cut the whole damn thing out, lol. looks much beter with only one grill on there, lol.
iahvnt yet, but i will, whenever i get around to it because i know what you mean.

pic looks great.

one recommendation, when you are working on the engine becarefull of the grill it will dent very easy. dont ask how i know i wouldnt recoomend leaning on it either.
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That really looks great!!! I would not have ever thought of using the 70s F series hood letters.... Looks really clean!!! Awesome job.......
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one recommendation, when you are working on the engine becarefull of the grill it will dent very easy. dont ask how i know i wouldnt recoomend leaning on it either.
yeah ill be sure not to go near it, ever, lol. i almost dented the bottom of it as i held it to the grill and tried to put one of the clips on.. i felt it give way and almost dent inward, so i stopped.. it luckily didn't dent.

and cutting off the honey comb grill will make it look soooo much better. it'll be easy to do too, once you get the whole thing off your truck. i just laid it face down, and cut each crossmember of each little attaching hexagon. then popped out the entire thing with my SS grill still attached. i used a pair of diaganals too, lol.. so anything will snip them clean!
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What ford are the letters from, and old F-series? Thats a great idea! Damn, I almost want to steal it.. but I'd paint my letters red, or course.
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What ford are the letters from, and old F-series? Thats a great idea! Damn, I almost want to steal it.. but I'd paint my letters red, or course.

DO IT! it would look awesome!

i got them on ebay listed as '73-79 Ford F150 hood letters'. theres a couple variations of letters close to what i've now that i liked as i looked around. these ones only had posts on the back, and nothing else. i tried for the threaded posts with nuts on the back, but didnt really find any, so i settled for ones with just posts. they worked out fine though after i glued the hell out of them to my grill, lol.
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yeah ill be sure not to go near it, ever, lol. i almost dented the bottom of it as i held it to the grill and tried to put one of the clips on.. i felt it give way and almost dent inward, so i stopped.. it luckily didn't dent.

Mines been dented in and pushed out a bunch of times. Thats one of the reason that I wanted it a dark color, in the reflection of the aluminum it was more apparent when it wasn't bent just perfectly. About every 2 weeks at work (I'm usually parked on or near the service drive at hte dealership) some yahoo will lean their *** on my grill and push it in. I have a hook-shaped pick that I use to yank it back out. Every once in a while I take it off and straighten it out against a flat surface. I may have to take a hammer to my lower grille to re-shape it if the insurance won't pay to replace it.
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DO IT! it would look awesome!
The other idea it gave me is to put them instead on the lip of the hood like the old truck, and maybe leave the grille empty?
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The other idea it gave me is to put them instead on the lip of the hood like the old truck, and maybe leave the grille empty?
i thought of that too for a while, lol. i did a ps of the letters on my hood lip, but i dont think i saved it. after that, i also thought of maybe off setting the letters, like, have them down in the lower right hand corner (like zach's blue oval on his SS grill)... but, with it being a new look, i figured right in the middle would be just fine for now... oh that and the letters would probably be too big to off set them and have them look good, lol.
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looking really good man
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Great job Sean. I'd like to know the process you take for working with the clears, see how hard it is.
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Great job Sean. I'd like to know the process you take for working with the clears, see how hard it is.
lol, well i tried to seperate them in the oven, but, had no luck. i got a slight crack on the side of the edge on one of them, so i stopped. i PMed Jared last night asking if he'll seperate them for me, lol. im waiting for him to return my PM now
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