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Modifying the grill

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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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?
 
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go for it
 
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why not just do a front end swap to a new model ranger and go from there.....?? just a thought.
 
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they have some nice grills on ebay for $40- $110
 
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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.

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.
 
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Sounds like a good Idea to me. Would you put the Ford emblem back on the grill somewhere?
 
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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.
 
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go for it... go to the junk yard and buy a spare one to try it out on
 
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that would look good on the truck
 
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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.
 
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yess..that will slick it up very good..
 
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that would look good
 
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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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