I did this screen this way for 2 reasons;
First reason, cheap and easy. This is stamped aluminum, picked it up at Home Depot(10/12 bucks).
Super easy to cut, tin snips or something.
Second reason, it's not attached to the grill! I take my grill off and carefully spray paint it. Can you do that with the ones attached between the grill slats?
That's my reasoning, you have your own Jeep, do it your way! This Forum is about ideas and sharing, get to it!
Here's some additional info for those with questions
This is the sheet material that I used, by the tire to show size.(I already made one grill screen outa this)
I tucked the screen behind my driving light brackets in the second pic. If you don't have brackets, a self tapper about 1/2'" long would work.(use your imagination)
There's plenty of plastic up front and finding a place to land a screw is easy. Third pic shows two places that I put screws.
Keep in mind when you are making a grill/radiator screen, there is a contour to the grill and you want to keep that contour all the way to the top.
At the top,(fourth pic) I used felt pads. These are simply 4x4 self adhesive felt pads. I cut them into smaller shims. You can use anything you want. Screen needs about 3/4" of shimming to keep contour.(you'll see)
Fifth pic is to show how much crap stays off the radiator
As I've said, it's your Jeep, do it your way.