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post #1 of 6 Old 08-09-2019, 09:50 AM Thread Starter
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Thoughts on this custom vintage style grille?

Tried posting this over on Wrangler Forums but the gestapo shut down my thread for some reason. They thought I was peddling stuff I guess. so I'll choose my words wisely here and state that this is just a concept at this time.

Anyways, I'm going to be mocking up a new grille with vintage Jeep influences (specifically CJ10a and earlier). I might make more, might not, really depends on reception.

Also seriously considering the vintage Jeep lettering as a whole vinyl or 3D emblem set as well and I've already been in talks with a few folks about those.

Here's a picture of my proposed grille, just looking for some thoughts. CJ10 had the 10 slots, hence the 10 on this design, but I could do 7 wider ones for the purists.



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post #2 of 6 Old 08-09-2019, 10:21 AM
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Looks better than those darth vader grille things I've seen. The classic style on a jeep looks better IMO. But with that many slots, on an older JK/JKU does this warrant making the grille work. I've seen on other sites members creating Gladiator grilles too. some look good while others just not so sure. I think if the slats/slots work in orientation to the components within the grille, you have a winner. I'm always looking for new ways to allow for cooling.

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Looks better than those darth vader grille things I've seen. The classic style on a jeep looks better IMO. But with that many slots, on an older JK/JKU does this warrant making the grille work. I've seen on other sites members creating Gladiator grilles too. some look good while others just not so sure. I think if the slats/slots work in orientation to the components within the grille, you have a winner. I'm always looking for new ways to allow for cooling.

I'm going to find a scratched up JK grille and so some cutting/modifications until I can find someone who can do a mold for me.
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post #4 of 6 Old 08-12-2019, 06:07 AM
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Make it out of steel. Then ill be impressed.


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post #5 of 6 Old 08-13-2019, 10:05 AM
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I'd take a hard pass on that grill style

Reminds me of the cheap hot wheels knockoffs when I was a kid. Close, but no Buenos.

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I like the look
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