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Old 07-03-2007
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my new grill

I had this idea a while ago. not sure how I am going to attach it yet but I will figure that out. It only cost me 12 dollars for the materials and I had the spray paint laying around from other projects. I am going to cut the horizontal sections of grill out.



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Nice to see that you've got them cut out. I would definitely put the "FORD" in the middle, and not space it out like that... it looks kind of funny.

Just in case anybody has any mounting ideas, that material Bryan is using is about 1/4" thick.

I think if you could use a tough, clear drying glue it could work pretty well. Have you thought about what you are going to do after you cut out the horizontal bars on your grille? I think you are going to end up having to Bondo, then repaint it.

EDIT: Please don't tell me you painted the letters white, I can't tell by the photo. It would look so cool if they were left in the original finish.

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bad *** do it!
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That is pretty freaking sweet.
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i like it
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looks pretty good!


dibs on your old grill? haha
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I would definitely put the "FORD" in the middle, and not space it out like that... it looks kind of funny.


looks good though!
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Sorry winks I painted them. I wanted them white. I didn't really care for the old pitted finish.
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Looks good. What is it made out of and designed for?
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It is made out of those egg shell thingys that you put in lights for a drop ceiling. That is the best I can describe it. It is designed by me for my truck. I made some cardboard templates and then used some wire cutters to cut it up. It was not that difficult and didn't cost to much so if it doesn't mount easily or breaks easily I am not out of that much money or time. If it breaks easily I will figure out an alternative later.
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Sorry winks I painted them. I wanted them white. I didn't really care for the old pitted finish.
Damn it, next time I see your truck, I'll have a tooth brush and some acetone to clean them up.

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Damn it, next time I see your truck, I'll have a tooth brush and some acetone to clean them up.


That would take it off quick. If I get bored of the white I will let you take it off.
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Any pics of the finished product?
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that'll look great! i want finished pictures!



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I think if you could use a tough, clear drying glue it could work pretty well.
that's what i did with mine, and they haven't budged at all. so far they've lasted a couple of winters taking abuse from ice scrapers and everything else. i wish i could remember what glue i used... it might have been a two part epoxy.

Matt (bu33air) did the same thing to his grill shortly after i did mine, so he may be able to remember what he used to secure his to the grill.


until then... here's a picture of mine on my grill, lol.
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I don't have finished pics yet since it is not finished. I should have some by the end of the week but I am slow so maybe not. I don't think I am going to be able to just glue the letters right to the grill. I am going to make some backing plates that are a bit smaller than the letters but are FORD. Then sandwich the grill with them with some glue and some nuts on the pegs.
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