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SouthernMudSlinger 01-31-2007 05:25 PM

Modifying the grill
 
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I want to color match my grill when I repaint my rear bumper, and wanted to change the look of it. I looked around and found the grill i've been seeing on other rangers but the price was a little shocking at least $200 for the grill shell and bullit grill...........I dont have that much to spend, nor do I want to, so I was thinking about cutting all that stuff out inside of the outer part of the grill:
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To make it look like this:
http://www.stylinconcepts.com/handle...AmbD0xJm09MTM=

If I did that, what would I use to patch the areas where it was cut out? I was thinking maybe fiberglass or use some of the plastic I cut off and epoxy it to the back side or something and fill the rest with filler (bondo). What do ya'll think?

SHOman86 01-31-2007 05:52 PM

go for it

coolpeoplswillis 01-31-2007 06:09 PM

why not just do a front end swap to a new model ranger and go from there.....?? just a thought.

ranger 01-31-2007 06:18 PM

they have some nice grills on ebay for $40- $110

SouthernMudSlinger 01-31-2007 06:21 PM

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Originally Posted by coolpeoplswillis
why not just do a front end swap to a new model ranger and go from there.....?? just a thought.

I would but it costs a good bit of $$$, because of all the parts needed.

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they have some nice grills on ebay for $40- $110
I looked, and all i've seen is the billet grill. I'd rather not spend any money to get a new grill.

Trigger01 01-31-2007 07:31 PM

Sounds like a good Idea to me. Would you put the Ford emblem back on the grill somewhere?

SouthernMudSlinger 01-31-2007 07:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Trigger01
Sounds like a good Idea to me. Would you put the Ford emblem back on the grill somewhere?

I might........I might even make my own grill kinda like the billet ones.....that mig welder we bought about a month ago sure does come in handy for alot of stuff.

ILL BE FAMOUS 01-31-2007 09:17 PM

go for it... go to the junk yard and buy a spare one to try it out on

TrailRateThisFx4 01-31-2007 09:17 PM

that would look good on the truck

JoshK 01-31-2007 11:21 PM

I have a T-rex grill that looks just like that. it was about $120 I belive.

http://www.mytightride.com/fora2020bigr.html < $135 from here

Its the grill on the left. I think zachs is the SS grill or something like that.

HighRollerII 02-01-2007 08:49 AM

yess..that will slick it up very good..

Silver 02-01-2007 08:57 AM

that would look good

mikerider 02-02-2007 09:57 PM

what if you just got some clear corners and painted the grey that is behind the chrome. i saw that done on a red truck and it looks sweet. and then do some color matched mirors while your painting. truck looks great by the way.


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