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Bug Deflector? Or not? Chrome...?

Well ever since I had my truck (7 years) it has had a bug deflector on it. Today at work I was bored and decided to remove it to check if the hood was scuffed up or rusted from it.
To my surprise it was really clean behind it. Only a layer of dirt.
Here are some pictures with and without it. I cant decide if I want to put it back on.




I was wondering if they make a chrome bug deflector for these trucks. I tried searching but cant find any installed on these trucks.
Also someone gave me a lund visor (not lights). I painted it to match. But cant decide to put that on either. I hate to fact of drilling holes in my cab even though I was going to use riv-nuts/poly-nuts.
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I wouldn't do chrome personally. I liked my deflector, but it broke and never put it back on. I think it still looks good without it.



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Another reason I took it off today was because I thought I broke it. Turns out a screw on the drivers side was missing.
I was driving to work. Going down a highway at 7 in the morning and a guinea hen flew across the highway and bounced off the top of my windshield.... I think lol. Well lets say it was laying in my bed. So I went to inspect any damage and I thought the shield got broke.
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I have had mine off and hate it, I like the way they look on most OBS, your's looks good either way. Btw, LMC sells a chrome bug shield, wish it was name brand, I kind of want one.

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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 18x,xxx miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 4" Exhaust. TW Tunes. Work Truck.
97' F-250HD. ECLB. 150,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 4" Exhaust. Work Truck.

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That low profile one looks nice. I think it would look great on my truck. Since i got rid of the plastic vent shields and went with the metal ones. I even mirrored my back window. But you don't see anyone with one...
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Exactly the one I was talking about. I have never seen one on a truck either. Being you have the metal vent shades, that would probably look good. I wish they made chrome vent shades like they do for Super Duties, oh well.

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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 18x,xxx miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 4" Exhaust. TW Tunes. Work Truck.
97' F-250HD. ECLB. 150,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 4" Exhaust. Work Truck.

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Exactly the one I was talking about. I have never seen one on a truck either. Being you have the metal vent shades, that would probably look good. I wish they made chrome vent shades like they do for Super Duties, oh well.
Think im gonna go for it. I did a quick overlay with photoshop. The result is below. I need to order some stuff from lmc anyway. I will follow up in the thread when installed. But that might not be for a bit since the trucks going in for a tranny overhaul sometime this week i think.

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I like it!

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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 66,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 5" Exhaust. Deleted EBPV. CCV mod. 45 gal. Transferflow Rear Tank. Stock for now. Dana 60 in the works.
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97' F-250HD. ECLB. 18x,xxx miles. 7.3. E40D. 6637 Filter. 4" Exhaust. TW Tunes. Work Truck.
97' F-250HD. ECLB. 150,000 miles. 7.3. E40D. 4" Exhaust. Work Truck.

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I still have a smoke tinted bug shield listed on one of the OBS PSD websites for free. Still free if you want it and want to come get from the DFW area.

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I envy those that know exactly which modification to make and in the most logical of sequences. But not enough to trade for my meanderings and misfires.

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Link to my D60 refurb and OBS swap thread
Link to my OBS air vent R&R thread
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I still have a smoke tinted bug shield listed on one of the OBS PSD websites for free. Still free if you want it and want to come get from the DFW area.
Thanks for the offer. But ur way in texas and im in NJ. Plus I got the lmc chrome one. Still havent installed it. I still need to tint my windshield 35%. Just have no time atm lol. WIll post pics.
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