I'm at the body mounting stage and the thought has been in my head. I haven't priced what the Ford dealer would want for a new one, but the dark grey plastic grill from my 2001 Ford Ranger Edge model looks like it might have potential. The plastic from the lights sounded like a player as well.
When I built my LAE, in '94, I built my own grill out of some expanded metal and then had it chromed. It cost about $3. for the material, 3 days to weld and buff ready for plating and $100. to chrome plate it.
You have to look close to see it, but there is a grill there.
Summit sells blank grill material for $24 or so. Not very expensive to experiment and see what you can come up with. I guess I bought a 1991 Accord with 240K miles and ordered a clutch from Summit. Nature follows and now they keep sending me rice-burner catalogs--that's where I saw the "build your own" grill material.
I finally got a better picture of the expanded metal grill I made for my LAE.
Also I was reading another thread about Cobras and car shows where the "Buddy System" gives the trophys to less that deserving cars.
I've seen a lot of that happen.
I also have taken several for my efforts. This picture shows about 22 of the 30 trophies I won in the seven years I showed my LAE before selling it and buying an FFR.
Hope to be on the car show scene again next year.
I have tried three times to get this photo to be a big as the one on my previous post on this thread, to show the grill clearly. The photos are the same size in my file but this one comes out this smaller size and I'm through dinking with it.
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