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post #1 of 10 Old 11-14-2007, 04:51 PM Thread Starter
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Who has Brush/Grill guards for the OBS trucks?

I'm trying to find a grill guard for my 95. Seems if you have a 99 or newer, you can pick your poison, but the OBS trucks are stuck. To really complicate things, I did find one for a Standard F250, but since mine is a HD, it gets a bit more tricky.

Deer around here seem to enjoy commiting suicide on the front of trucks. I'd rather replace a guard than the front of the truck. Any suggestions?

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MAYBE FIND SOME IN HERE??
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I went in to the local truck accesories store when i got my obs looking for a grill gaurd and he told me every one was fasing out there products for that body style. he said our truck where... what was that word? ... OBSOLETE!



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Why is the fact it is a HD causing problems?? The 3/4 ton HD just had a heavier payload and a Dana 50 TTB front rather than the Dana 44 TTB. The frame horns, bumper brackets and what not are all the same as a 3/4 ton LD

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Why is the fact it is a HD causing problems?? The 3/4 ton HD just had a heavier payload and a Dana 50 TTB front rather than the Dana 44 TTB. The frame horns, bumper brackets and what not are all the same as a 3/4 ton LD
um ???? that has what to do with obs grill gaurds?



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um ???? that has what to do with obs grill gaurds?
Exactly, in his first post he said he could find them for a 3/4 LD but since his was a HD he was having problems finding them, they shouldn't be different

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I was told the light duty 3/4 tons used the coil front springs. The HDs used leaf springs, so the mounting hardware, which was to connect to the front of the frame, is now blocked by the spring hangers. I think the grill guards were essentially built for the F150s and adapted for the heavier trucks. Either way the guards I've looked at require a different mounting set-up. Good news is, I found a steal on one that I may be able to have mounting hardware manufactured for at the local welding/ machine shop. It's about $450.00 normally, they said they would let me have it for $200.00 cause it just didn't sell and had been setting on the shelf for to long.

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Good find, hopefully it will work out for ya!!

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I was told the light duty 3/4 tons used the coil front springs. The HDs used leaf springs, so the mounting hardware, which was to connect to the front of the frame, is now blocked by the spring hangers. I think the grill guards were essentially built for the F150s and adapted for the heavier trucks. Either way the guards I've looked at require a different mounting set-up. Good news is, I found a steal on one that I may be able to have mounting hardware manufactured for at the local welding/ machine shop. It's about $450.00 normally, they said they would let me have it for $200.00 cause it just didn't sell and had been setting on the shelf for to long.
Great find man, I guess I was wrong, I thought all the 3/4 ton 4x4's had leafs up front but I must be mistaken.

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Not saying anyones mistaken guys, it's just the way the parts book reads. If I can get this one to work, I'll post pics with what it took to adapt it.

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