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Back the way it was, painted bumpers, SS grill 21 61.76%
Chrome bumpers, plastic valance, stock grill, (or a new billit grill) 13 38.24%
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Old 05-22-2006
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bumper opinions.

ive been tossing this around and arguing with a few people about which would look better. so let me know what ya think.

also remember the SS grill is gone. it is bent, so i would have to get a new one to take it back the way it was.

take it back the way it was and spend alot more money and take longer to do.

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go with chrome bumpers and gray plastic valance like this truck, it would be chrome front and rear to match.

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I vote get your grill back or go billet (I like the offset ford emblem) Then chrome bumpers with PTM valance panel. I think it looks more custom that way. Not to mention Chrome doesn't chip, so you won't have rust issues as quickly.

Bright Island Blue, But you get the idea!
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i voted the bottom one but i would reather say chrome bumpers and painted valance and like a bullit grill or something like that
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i can prolly make my current valance work. but the bumper wont. so maybe just buy the chrome piece. it looks good on that truck just not sure about mine.

what about in the back?
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The only issue with the SS is you could always see the original ford emlem or something behind it. it was faint but you could see it. This is why i like billet better on these generation trucks. Now the billet isn't as picture friendlyunless you go black but it looks great in person.

In the back I would get a roll pan. They are cheap and you could add a tube underneath later on like scott g's truck. If you have more time than money I would do the double c-channel or square tube roll pan that a couple of guys have done. It's a manly rollpan.

Bottomline, It's all a work in progress. Get it driveable then start modding again. It never stops and you are never done. You know the deal.
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i like the chome and painted valance
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... Custom like Gumby's

your truck deserves better than STOCk
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The only issue with the SS is you could always see the original ford emlem or something behind it. it was faint but you could see it. This is why i like billet better on these generation trucks. Now the billet isn't as picture friendlyunless you go black but it looks great in person.
Not an issue..just cut out the honeycomb part. I'm partial to SS :) I think it looks a lot better than the billet. I loved the way your truck looked I think you should keep the same look by getting another SS grille
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go with the painted bumpers(stock). and the ss grille. I should be able to get you a discount on it(the grille) since the company i purchased mine from is using my truck in their catalog!!!
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I would go with the same set-up as you had before. You know it looks GREAT, im sure someone can photoshop a chrome bumper also, that would probably look good too.

As for the rear, i would just keep the monochromatic stock edge rear bumper.
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I vote get your grill back or go billet (I like the offset ford emblem) Then chrome bumpers with PTM valance panel. I think it looks more custom that way. Not to mention Chrome doesn't chip, so you won't have rust issues as quickly.

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i say back the way it was, nothin needs to be changed about the looks of your truck, it was pimpin as hell. i def wouldnt go to plastic nonpainted bumper
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well, what do you want it to look like? do you want it to look the same, or do you want to try something differant?
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NO SIR!!! You can't change it!!! Well, other than what is broke...

IT WAS PERFECT!!!
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i say painted bumpers and get a billet grille...
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i will prolly be going with painted bumpers, just not sure on the grill yet.
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I loved the way your truck looked. You have one of the best Edges ever!!! Kept the Edge painted bumper theme PLEASE!!! Damn Fx4's are swarming the Edges.
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