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Old 10-30-2012, 03:59 PM
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" WARNING " If you are a die, hard leave it stock, than don't read this. I didn't like the stock look and ponderd over it for a long time. But I came up with this,[see attachment], and I think I will follow the concave look and use bars from light to light with about a 4" gap frome each light. I had to move one leg under box and drill new hole. Buddy said I had to much time on hand,and I won't be painting untill summer, ther might be more chops.
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it's your car.
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i never tell people to do stuff.
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Nothing grabs my eye like a custom grille. With that said, go for it! I think you're on to something, the stock grille is not that sharp, something with tubed bars going across or something like here is cool. http://www.google.com/imgres?q=63+ch...d=1t:429,i:286
Post 2822 here: http://www.google.com/imgres?q=63+ch...d=1t:429,i:136
Modifying a 70's Monte Carlo grille would be unique. Keep us posted, i am not very creative but love looking at what others imaginations come up with. Good luck. Dan
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Looking forward to seeing the finished results.

Those factory stock "chese grater" grilles sure were underpar in comparison to the body lines of the 60-66 C10's.

I modified my '65 C10, Here's a few photo's:

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As it looks today:
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Lots of work, did you cut each vertical, or replace th center?
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It really wasn't that bad, no body work just some pieces that are hidden. I'd still like to sink the entire grille, including headlights, back into the opening more. But to do that takes a lot of effort. I never have liked how the headlights stick out of the front of the truck....

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I cut out the "cheese grater" section using a die grinder with a 3" abrasive cut-off wheel:
Then fabricated some brackets from structural angle to hold stainless tubing. I threaded the o.d. of the tubes at one end, and welded washers on the other end:




I added chrome headlight bezels to kind of tie the look together.



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verry cool stuff guys...
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Looking forward to seeing the finished results.

Those factory stock "chese grater" grilles sure were underpar in comparison to the body lines of the 60-66 C10's.

I modified my '65 C10, Here's a few photo's:

Stock:


Modified:


As it looks today:

LOOKING GREAT!!!
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