Help with grille

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by phideaux, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    My truck is my toy project.
    Been adding a lot of aftermarket stuff and playing with it,

    Now I need some help (as I'm not known to be hip), to decide which grille to replace on the truck.

    I want it all black,
    The wife likes the Vertical bar grill, I like the Mesh type , but we both kinda like the horizontal bar billet type,
    which one gets your vote?

    Heres a pic of stock grill..

    100_6021.jpg

    Number 1, Mesh
    grill.jpg

    Number2,horizontal billet
    grill3.jpg

    number3, Vertical bar
    grill4.jpg

    Next is gonna be black bumpers.



    Jim
     
  2. SavageGuy

    SavageGuy Active Member

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  3. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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  4. buster40c

    buster40c Well-Known Member

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    You might go to a Dodge Ram forum to see pics on the trucks.
    I like the stock grill look but I also like the vertical black bar and bumper bad to the bone look. I like it better than the mesh. I have seen a few trucks with the mesh and I wasn't to thrilled with it.
     
  5. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    #1 vertical, #2 mesh (thick strand).
     
  6. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    I like the mesh myself. Honestly, your truck really sucks so maybe you should sell it to me!:D
     
  7. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I drove it today, (no rain) Its a blast...I love that it burns rubber so easy , even with them 34" tires.:cool::D

    I think Ill hold on to it for a while..

    How about this one..
    bar.jpg


    Jim
     
  8. havasu

    havasu In the army now..

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    Nope. I still like the mesh. Looks meaner, just like your very own arse Jim.
     
  9. MagBlackhawk

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    Number2,horizontal billet..... Maybe the mesh. :pirateFlag:
    I don't even like the one on the red truck.





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  10. spikedriver

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    I actually like the stock grille, but since that's not an option...

    Mesh first, and it's not even close. Then horizontal, and no to the vertical. It looks too much like that Lincoln Blackwood grille for me.
     
  11. gumpy

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    I'm kinda partial to the mesh myself.
     
  12. greg_r

    greg_r Well-Known Member

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    #1= stock
    #2 = mesh
    #3 = horizontal
    I just don't like the vertical one at all.
     
  13. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    When I was a kid, Packard had the best grille. You'd need a new hood for that though.
     
  14. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Finally made up my mind,
    Ordered this one today, suppose to be delivered next Friday.

    [​IMG][​IMG]

    Jim
     
  15. VThillman

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    I'd like that better if the strands were thicker. Would hate to have some joker stick large housefly pics on it.

    :dunno:

    [Of course, the joker would be putting 'fingers' wrapped around the strands from inside. Hmm. Did you say you've ordered it already?]

    :duck:
     
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  16. SavageGuy

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    I knew you'd take my advice
     
  17. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    Hey Bob,
    Can you find me some of them big bug stickers (with guts hanging out) for the new grille?





    Jim
     
  18. VThillman

    VThillman Active Member

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    You are probably better at Internet searches than I am; most folks are.

    What I was thinking of was the flies on a screen door. Walking around.

    Wow; animated flybots on screen-type truck grills - on the inside, so they wouldn't be stolen... phooey, can't patent a idea.
     
  19. phideaux

    phideaux Well-Known Member Lifetime Supporter

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    I know you guys been losing sleep , wanting to know what I finally got around to doing ...:rolleyes::)

    Been playing with the toy...

    before
    100_6021.jpg
    after
    black1.jpg

    before
    100_6025.JPG.jpg.jpg
    after
    black.jpg

    before
    100_6023.jpg
    after
    black7.jpg


    Jim
     
    Last edited: Mar 9, 2017
  20. Tommycourt

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    Why the hell would you ask us about your grille when you already had your mind made up? Personally I like 'em stock in appearance. After 50 yrs. of customizing cars, I am tired of working on them and doing all kinds of remakes. Just like my Model A's, I try to keep them fairly stock looking with the exception of tires and some engine work. If Henry Ford wanted a 32 Ford chopped and channeled he would have made them that way. Either way, it looks good and if that makes you happy, then that's all that counts!!!!

    Tommy

    P.S. I never had no fancy stump log roller like that myself - although I still play the lottery.
     
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