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Mustang inspired grille (speed grille with built in lights)

JarvisB

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Hello, this is the same person with other screenname Uglydimple12, my sn got messed up I couldnt figure out email addy n all that so I decided to screw it and make a new acct.

Anyway here is my idea:

For some reason I am in love with this grille. I always have liked mustangs so I think I am digging this mustang inspired grille. There isnt one made for explorer. BUT I am seriously considering buying brushed aluminum speed grilles and then send them to Jon so he can powdercoat them mirror black for me and then I will modify the grille by buying a pair of those lights and a ford emblem.

What do you guys think?

I think this is very possible! My bro and I can pull it off I think.

look at the grille of this f150, this is what I am talking about

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This probably wont happen until I am done with lowering my explorer and depends on my funding for the turbo project.
 


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This would be epic.

I have a billet and thought about cutting holes for lights then i realized there isn't a whole lot of grill room on 2nd gens, at least not for the lights i want
 




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yeah but now I am trying to find those certain lights
 




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BUT I am seriously considering buying brushed aluminum speed grilles and then send them to Jon so he can powdercoat them mirror black...

What do you guys think?

Hiya Jarvis.

I've got a Speed Grille for my '99 and had Jon powdercoat it "smoked chrome" this past July. I am very happy with the results. Sorry, no current pics but the grille parts do powdercoat well. :)
 








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Hiya Jarvis.

I've got a Speed Grille for my '99 and had Jon powdercoat it "smoked chrome" this past July. I am very happy with the results. Sorry, no current pics but the grille parts do powdercoat well. :)

Yeah I got my billet grille coated mirror black by Jon as well and I like it a lot but I am tired of the billet look and I just fell in love with this grille that I want.

Thanks
 




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Ive been planning on doin this with my factory grille. Ive got mounts and everything designed and im just waiting till winter is over so i can fiberglass it together. Then im gonna hit it with some textured trim paint but leave the outer lip chrome. good luck bro!
 




BrianDye

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That would be sick!
 




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Hey, I think I seen you on ca.com right? But yeah that looks like it would be pretty simple to do and look sweet. Definitely make it happen!
 








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Hella makes the same grille. Hella and Pro Comp make low profile 6" lights for such reasons.
Just pray you dont have problems with radiator temp after the install.
 




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Hella makes the same grille. Hella and Pro Comp make low profile 6" lights for such reasons.
Just pray you dont have problems with radiator temp after the install.

I strongly doubt I would run into any radiator heat issue.
 




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I think it would look cool, shouldn't be too complicated either. :thumbsup:
 




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I installed lights behind the grill without cutting the holes. But it will give you an idea of what it looks like lit up

explorer12.jpg
 




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I'd be all over that. Let me know how that turns out. I love that look on the f-150 as well as the mustang. My street scene grill is gettin old.
 




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I installed lights behind the grill without cutting the holes. But it will give you an idea of what it looks like lit up

explorer12.jpg

cool but I am looking to use those bigger lights that mustangs use.

I think they r 6"

I will more likely tackle this project in the springtime, no guarantees lol. I got a turbo project as well. $$$ talks lol
 




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^^^I did this build before. All you need is a few small items to get the lights into position.
 




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bump.

Anyone finish this project yet? It certainly has my eye!
 




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im the one who came up with the idea

I got the speed grilles now but I m not sure if I still want to do this. I definitely dont want to ruin my grille ha
 


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I agree Jarvis! Your grilles look awesome, i'd be nervous too. I've thought about trying it with a stock grille as a practice run before cutting up a grill like yours.
 




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