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Old 03-25-2009, 08:57 AM
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Custom grill sources?

I want to make a custom grill, but the material alone is crazy expensive.
I would like to make either a wire mesh grill or a punched one ( lots O holes )

Has anyone found a reasonably priced supplier of material or a way to gor one made?

And no, no one makes one for my vehicle!

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Keith

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what kind of vehicle? they just did a post bout kustom grills not to long ago search door knob grill pretty kool tric. u can also use flat aluim stock for a grill like this.. hope this gives u some ideas
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Old 03-25-2009, 12:40 PM
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Thanks I'll look it up.
The Vehicle? Um well it's um a 1975 GMC motorhome!

the grill is ugly as sin!

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You can get perforated aluminium on ebay pretty cheap.
If you would rather have it another color check this out.
Repairing, Rejuvenating & Restoring a Plastic Grille

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I made this grill out of some Alum flat bar,Cost me $20.00,And made it in about 2 hours.
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i think the flat alium bar stock would give that a kustom look shouldnt be to hard to make how bout this one
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Old 03-26-2009, 11:57 AM
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cept I can't weld aluminum
I tried making a bar type grill out of stainless...it weighd about 100 lbs!
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I want to make a custom grill, but the material alone is crazy expensive.
I would like to make either a wire mesh grill or a punched one ( lots O holes )

Has anyone found a reasonably priced supplier of material or a way to gor one made?

And no, no one makes one for my vehicle!

Thanks
Keith
I have ordered from here. http://www.mcnichols.com/

They have lots of different types of grills, mesh, expanded metal, etc.
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the grill is ugly as sin!
UHHHH.... just the grill?


JK. I think those look kinda cool. They definately are a better canvas than most. Could be a real nice custom unit.
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www.customcargrille.com might be an option. I recently purchased some aluminum mesh from them for the grille on my project.

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UHHHH.... just the grill?


JK. I think those look kinda cool. They definately are a better canvas than most. Could be a real nice custom unit.
Thanks, compared to the normal things out there it's pretty sweet I think. The best part is the Toronado 455 and front wheel drive. Gotta love it.

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That thing is front wheel drive? Wow, never would have guessed that. Must get about 6 mpg. Ouch. You could turn it into a Mega Mystery Machine
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Yep it's basically a supersized Toronado. And it get 10-11 mpg depending on how you drive it. It's pretty small as far as motorhomes go, short and low.

I think I'm going to weave my own wire mesh grill. I can't find what I want for a reasonable price. But I can get enough stainless wire for about $20.
The problem is the grill is so big, too big to cut from off the shelf materials.
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Order custom wire mesh grilles here --- they use a water jet and can match any shape or size according to their website -

Custom Wire Cloth - Belleville Wire Cloth Co - Cedar Grove, NJ
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