I got my 04 grill installed, and now all I have left for the 04 front end conversion/chrome delete process is the 04 front bumper. Will probably go with a Limited style 04 bumper, but I have considered the Laredo 04 bumper. It would probably be a pain to get smooth enough to paint white and not show the texture underneath, but I wonder how it would look. I kind of like the different shape it has with the two bulges on either side. Either way, I want I'm not sure if I want to keep with grill center silver to match my silver JK wheels, in which case I'd probably paint the metal lower trim piece (that 04 Limiteds and Overlands have) silver to match (or see if there's a "brushed" bare metal one as opposed to the chrome?) - OR - I could paint the lower trim piece black (so it would look similar to my current bumper) as well as the grill and then either paint the JK wheels black too, or leave them silver.
Basically, I'm not sure if I want the mostly
black and white look (with the black emblems, tail lights, black 04 Laredo headlights, dark tint, etc.) with the silver accents (wheels, grill, lower bumper piece) or if I just want to go FULL-ON "PANDA". Full-on black and white always looks good, but I think the silver accents thrown in are also kind of nice and more unique.
Let me know what you guys think I should do. I "photochopped" a pic below to show what it would look like with an all black grill, if it helps.
How it COULD BE with black grill:
Oh, and I also did this. It's not done, as I want to add a lock, add some rigidity to the "drawer" (which obviously used to be the cup holder), and some black foam that's cut to shape, but I think this is a cool mod.