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2009 Grill Replacement - Trade Complete 4/14

Is there a 2009 Ranger owner with a color matched, Vista Blue Metallic grill that would like to make an even swap for my all chrome grill?

Here's my grill.


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Why not look for a color matched grill?
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classifieds maybe?

but id suggest color match too...it'd look better...and if you got that black one, it wouldnt match the texture/color of ur bumper either and would look cheaply done imo
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When you say colored matched do you mean the painted grill with the Vista Blue Metallic? you don't think the black grill would match the black bumper section?
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When you say colored matched do you mean the painted grill with the Vista Blue Metallic?
ya...that, or even a gloss black to match the lower part of ur bumper.

and no it wont. the grille is like a flat black, where as ur bumper is a glossish black
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I think those grills look the best color matched with the rest of the truck.
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What companies make after market grills?
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none really.
you can get a billet grille to sit behind it, or change generation grilles
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Well color matched grills came from the factory, I'm sure you could find a paintable grill, but I'm not sure you can find one to match your truck exactly w/o going to the yard to get it off a similar truck.
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This is what you mean by color matched?

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So maybe the next thing to do is, like someone said, put a post on the classified side. Maybe someone with a Vista Blue color matched grill wants to go Chrome??
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That would prolly be the way to go, are there any junkyards around where you are?
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There are a couple, but then I am still stuck with a grill, unless I then put it up for sale on the classifieds. I guess that is possible. Or the local Craigs list.
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Thanks guys, for all the help. Good ideas. I like the Lazler quote too. Maybe I should ask the wife to swap grills from her Lincoln MKX? How far do you think I'd get?? ;-)
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Thread moved to Classifieds, you can just edit your first post about wanting to trade the vista blue for chrome.
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I know I want your chrome grille
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See attached pic below....




Anyway....I bet you can find someone with a XL black grille, scuff it and shoot it in Vista. Vista Sports are pretty flippin' rare to find. I've never seen one in real life and I don't even know if we have a member with one. This is like the only pic I got of one...

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shane.. isnt there a guy up by you with a vista sport? im blanking on his name but i think hes in your neck of your woods.. PNW that is. i think his avatar is the sport decal on his truck.. not sure tho.


op, aftermarket stock replacement grilles are a hundred bucks. and there paintable. so that might be an idea.. thats what im running on my truck due to a winter mishap. and i painted it with a spray can and it matches really well.
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shane.. isnt there a guy up by you with a vista sport? im blanking on his name but i think hes in your neck of your woods.. PNW that is. i think his avatar is the sport decal on his truck.. not sure tho.
You caught me. I HAVE seen one. For some weird reason I was thinking Allan's is Sonic. lol....

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Allan/07Sport4x4
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Couldn't you take the chrome off the grill and paint it? I've taken chrome off of stuff from my old trucks to paint, I didn't know if you could do that to these grills
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You caught me. I HAVE seen one. For some weird reason I was thinking Allan's is Sonic. lol....
thats fine. lol. at least you know what i was talking about. i was very vague.
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I sure would like to see a close up photo of someones all black grill. I can't imagine that the OEM flat black grill wouldn't match the sheen of the lower fog light valence.
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http://www.usedcars.com/imageserver/...1087649997.jpg

Google search. Only difference there is he has all black plastic bumper, and you have color matched.
OR... you could do an STX grille, which would look sweet. Like this one.
http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_...0001_large.jpg
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It's hard to tell from the first photo but I do like the look of the STX black grill much better. That might be a better looking options. Thanks.
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