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Old 11-06-2009, 10:58 AM
NOLArat NOLArat is offline
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Default 2001 Ranger Grille Options

I'm not quite happy with the way my grille looks. It's aged/faded and looks to be in pretty rough shape.

So I did some searching and came across this thread: 2001 ranger grille replacement

In that thread it's stated the options are to paint your grille or to get one of the following:



So I went to good old photoshop and played with the options... So far the only one I really like is the painted option. I was wondering if maybe there were any other decent grilles? I found a few "snap in" grills that basically replace the existing grille but leaves all the other painted stuff but they all looked real cheesy (see here: http://www.mrgrille.com/yellow%20ranger%20edge.jpg)

Also where can I get the grilles in the above image? The only one I played with seriously in photoshop was the black one with the chrome middle since it caught my eye. Does anyone have any of these grilles on their truck and can share pictures to help me make a decision?

Maybe I can get some opinions also on what looks best of the ones I ran through photoshop?

What it looks like now:


What it would look like painted black:


If I got the black grille with the chrome insert and painted the area under the lights blue to match the truck:


If I got the black grille with the chrome insert and left the color alone:


(Forgive the crappy photoshop job, I'm kind of a novice at it)
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:04 AM
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Paint that thing black and call it a day
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:16 AM
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yeah im with STL, go get some krylon fusion satin black or gloss black and paint it black, then install some offroad lights behind it!
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:18 AM
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Or if you could find the street scene grille that would look awesome
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:21 AM
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x3 on painting it black...
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:24 AM
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Paint that thing black and call it a day
+1 it looks cool, i have the one on your 3rd & 4th pic... and don't like it at all
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Old 11-06-2009, 11:41 AM
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I say paint it black or get the Roush grill and color match it.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:10 PM
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looks like the paint it and forget has the vote.
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:22 PM
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lol well i guess this weekend i'll paint it hopefully it looks as good as the photoshop'd image

thanks guys
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Old 11-06-2009, 12:25 PM
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Honestly, I think you're thinking about this a little too much. Fading grilles is quite a common thing on these bare plastic grilles and exterior plastic pieces(flares, rear bumper step, bedrail caps, etc). $5 can of Krylon Fusion paint and a $1 roll of masking tape and the problem is cured. Or you can do it the better way of fully removing the grille 'insert' from the 'shell' and painting it, then snapping everything back together and calling it a day. There's no need for a new grille unless you want to change up the look of the truck for the 2wd XLT/XL style grille like you've photoshopped, though it is possible to do and the choice is up to you.


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or get the Roush grill and color match it.
And to do that, he'll need to buy #3 in the LMC truck pic and paint both shell and insert. The 'bar' shells are different than the 'mesh' aka honeycomb shells.
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Old 11-06-2009, 01:56 PM
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and, to answer your original question, take a look at my avatar. My truck came stock with the grille you were asking about. It's black with a chrome center, shipped as "new". On the actual trucks, the black portion is painted to match the body color, in my case that was Silver Frost.
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Old 11-06-2009, 02:10 PM
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I think this would look tits and even if you painted it black would look awesome also

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Old 11-06-2009, 08:17 PM
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well i picked up a can of krylon fusion flat black

hopefully i can paint it tomorrow without too many mistakes. damn bugs in louisiana get stuck in anything i paint usually
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Old 11-06-2009, 10:03 PM
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Pop the grille off the truck and paint in the garage(or kitchen. lol).
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Old 11-07-2009, 01:37 AM
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well i picked up a can of krylon fusion flat black

hopefully i can paint it tomorrow without too many mistakes. damn bugs in louisiana get stuck in anything i paint usually
Good choice!
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