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Old 11-11-2010, 11:15 PM
thRangerReD thRangerReD is offline
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used this stuff found at any sheet metal shop here in so cal prob any sheet metal shop will cary this material its 1/16 thick steel and each diamond is about 1 1/4inches wide 1" tall.


i used my grinder to cut it, and my vice, hammer, and knee to shape it and make it fit to form into the surround...



took a grip of good old hammer and vice work but i think the finish came out good now the paint...match color or black?
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:44 AM
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Default Re: new grill 01 XLT>

That looks pretty cool you should get a shot of it after you paint it and its on ur truck from the front.....
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Old 11-12-2010, 12:52 AM
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That looks pretty cool you should get a shot of it after you paint it and its on ur truck from the front.....
i want too but weather wont let me put a nice paint job on it.
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Old 11-12-2010, 01:30 AM
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Default Re: new grill 01 XLT>

black of course
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:29 PM
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Default Re: new grill 01 XLT>

Most guys who use this sort of material as a grill tend to really half-ass it. This looks really good! Since it's ll metal, powder coat it black!
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Old 11-13-2010, 01:31 PM
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Default Re: new grill 01 XLT>

i think you will need a ford emblem in the bottom left corner to really set it off, looks good though
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:00 PM
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i think you will need a ford emblem in the bottom left corner to really set it off, looks good though
I've seen that somewhere on the Internet and lt looked pretty cool.
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Old 11-13-2010, 07:46 PM
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Got any pics further back?
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:22 PM
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Got any pics further back?
Further back? Like b4 pics or earlier in the process of this one?Or the grill itself further back? When I cut it out i placed it in the surround and took a pic of it recessed in the surround (after I cut off the clips for the stock insert) but decided to do some bending of the material to make it pop out a little.
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:40 PM
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i think he means the grill further back and how did ya mount it?
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:41 PM
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How did you cut it to size and mount it?
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Old 11-13-2010, 08:53 PM
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i think he means the grill further back and how did ya mount it?
Drilled holes. Im using black safety Torx bolts and thick rubber washers. 2 top 2 bottom just b4 the curves. I cut it with a little grinder after I took off the surround and marked it. Started with a pair of dikes but I broke my hand a few months ago and it started to get sore. I'm not really satisfied with it as it's crooked(look close at the top) and the diamonds (4 me) are a little to big. When I get new material I will do a full tutorial on how I did it.
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Old 11-24-2010, 10:28 AM
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Does it keep the chickens under the hood?
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Old 11-24-2010, 12:26 PM
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Awesome work man! I want some!
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