billet grille? | Ford Explorer - Ford Ranger Forums - Serious Explorations
  • Register Today It's free!

billet grille?

slravene

Explorer Addict
Joined
February 15, 2005
Messages
1,653
Reaction score
2
City, State
Charlotte, NC (Home) / Raleigh, NC (School)
Year, Model & Trim Level
'95 XLT
Im thinking of getting a Billet Grille (like many others on this site) but the fact that the hood latch is located behind the grille makes me think twice....how do you open your hood with the grille on there? please help..
 



Join the Elite Explorers for $20 each year.
Elite Explorer members see no advertisements, no banner ads, no double underlined links,.
Add an avatar, upload photo attachments, and more!
.





briwayjones

Manual Master
Joined
December 11, 2003
Messages
4,460
Reaction score
6
Location
Maryland, USA
City, State
Eldersburg, MD
Year, Model & Trim Level
2000 Ford Explorer XLS
Your hood latch isn't under the lip of the hood? Maybe they didn't do that till '96 explorers?
 






section525

sextion525
Elite Explorer
Moderator Emeritus
Joined
February 11, 2001
Messages
14,763
Reaction score
29
City, State
Red Bluff, Ca
Year, Model & Trim Level
1975 Ford Bronco 4x4
95-97 is in the grille. 98-01 is under the hood once it's popped. I use a flat head screwdriver on mine. It's easy.
 






snoborder42

Well-Known Member
Joined
January 24, 2005
Messages
782
Reaction score
1
City, State
Maple Valley/Downtown Seattle, Washington
Year, Model & Trim Level
92 XLT 4x4
I have a 92 with a billet grill and the guy i bought the explorer from made an extention that attaches to the latch and sticks out of the grill about 1/2"
 












mdriggan

Well-Known Member
Joined
March 20, 2002
Messages
240
Reaction score
0
City, State
Little Rock, AR
Year, Model & Trim Level
'97 Explorer Expedition
I attached a length of coat hanger wire to the latch itself under the hood. Then made a loop on the end that I can put my thumb in ,once the hood is first released, then pull the wire to the right and the latch releases. The loop end of the wire "hides" just inside and under the lip of the hood, next to the latch.
 






jimbo74

Elite Exploder
Joined
December 27, 2000
Messages
18,414
Reaction score
22
City, State
Nor*Cal
Year, Model & Trim Level
2001, F150, XLT 4x4
i jsut stuck my fingers through the slats on the grill.... a tight fit, but i have giant/shrek-like hands, so normal peoples hands should fit without much problem, others i have heard just slide a screwdriver in between the slats
 






Top