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Any concern of not being able to get paint in between the mesh and the back of the grill slots, and having debris work it's way in between the contact points and casing corrosion/ rust?

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This just unbolts when it comes time for painting. I made it also sit hard against the bottom of the slots and will know at time of strip down if anything has collected during its bare metal period on the road.

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Haven't quite finished putting it all back together but wanted to show the mesh installed with the radiator behind. Gives more security this way too as no way to release the bonnet catch except by the release lever inside the cab.

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Itís amazing how such a subtle change can have such a big visual impact. That looks very good - much less semi-truck looking.
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As always great work looks amazing
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As always great work looks amazing
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I tried the gravel tray at many different heights until I was happy. This is the position I have decided on. It is sitting 19mm-3/4" higher in front of the grille than before, but still leaving more distance from the bottom of the slots to tray.


Bumper back on to finally see if it was worth it or not. The distance from the slots to the top of the tray is now half that of slots to the top of the grille. This is the same proportions as the stock 48 flat nose grille which is different to the 58 pointy nose grille.


Ok, just put together a before and after. About 20 shots it took to get it as close as I could, even brought the dog in! So left the overall height of the grille the same, but shortened the slots by 50mm-2". Then raised the stone tray 19mm-3/4". Also the grille mesh has been added which helps more in the flesh than it does in these photos. I think it doesn't need the horizontal grilles bars to be added as well anymore.
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Waaaaay better proportions...Looks SO much better now!

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Waaaaay better proportions...Looks SO much better now!

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Awesome, glad I'm not the only one. Best thing is my wife now likes it as is now without extra adornment of the horizontal bars.
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Awesome, glad I'm not the only one. Best thing is my wife now likes it as is now without extra adornment of the horizontal bars.

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Most enjoyable and informative 6:59 I've had in a while!

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This build should be taken into production. You can be proud on your results so far Marcus.
Keep up the good work!

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This build should be taken into production. You can be proud on your results so far Marcus.
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