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Old 01-29-2009
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What to do with center valance hole?

I have some grille mesh lying around that I am planning on painting black and fitting to the cennter valance hole on my ranger.

I was wondering what else I could do though. I was thinking about lights:

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Anyone done this? Would it be stupid to do it on a 2wd truck that doesn't off-road? They would be clear or yellow (not orange, just copied and pasted that light), and I would try to hide them behind the mesh so they would be subtle, not in your face lol. I have some lamin-x tint so I could wrap that over them to hide 'em.
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I have seen it done behind the grill and the valance. If painted the right color it would look killer.
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Put a hitch in it.
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Put a hitch in it.
i agree. although i do not have one myself, it is always good to be able to have a front hitch.
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I like the lights. Mesh grille is also good for protection. How about lights behind the mesh and hit 2 birds with 1 stone?
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i agree. although i do not have one myself, it is always good to be able to have a front hitch.
Actually, a front hitch with an attachment to go in with the grill attached. That way when no in use, the grill would be there with the hitch in back.

HAHA - I know what I'm doing with my front hitch this summer.
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Mesh grille material painted black will not show up in there... it's been tried before. If you were to make it chrome to match your grille, it may look good.
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yea but now you can see straight through to the radiator. im hoping a black grille will mask this somewhat.

decided im not going to do the lights, think it will be too much. if it was a lifted 4x4 i think it would be cool though.
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CHICKEN WIRE!!!!
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paint the rad black you wont see it as well
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If you put a black mesh in front of a black radiator you will still be able to see past the mesh. The trick is painting the mesh a brighter color and it tricks you eyes into locking on the brighter color when looking directly at it.
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Some tow hooks and fogs would hide all that. The DIY Home Depot gutter mesh is, well, you know.
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Home Depot Gutter Guard Grille FTW! LOL

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My licence plate and tow hooks block the lower valance anyways. I didn't like the wide open Mazda grille,so I put the mesh in there for a little extra protection.
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mount a .50 cal machine gun.
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How about some fork lift forks? LOL
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