I've been thinking that maybe a 1" gap between the rods would be better ... it'd still look good, and offer a whole lot more air-flow ... ?
The only problem with this idea, for me, is I THINK the cross (grill) on my 54 Chevy pickup isn't removable - ?? - I haven't looked real closely at it yet - I'm busy with my EZ-Wire kit, Gennie Shifter, Dolphin gauges, and a new heater!!! LOL! Still waiting for the gauges, shifter and heater, and then whammo! Man, this is FUN!