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Old 08-21-2007, 11:04 PM
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07 grille on a 2000

As some of you know, Bettis is undergoing a face lift. Part of that is an 07 grille. My question is, for those who have done it, what did you have to cut, how much, and did you take picture..LOL Seriously, any help is appriciated.

...I know they have the pre-cut one on ebay, but $300.00??? ouch. I think I paid $65.00 for my jig saw, 'bout **** time I use it.
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I have one and will be doing the same. I think it is 1/8th of an inch off the bottom. I have a chrome one and a work truck one that is cracked so I am going to play with that one till I get it right maybe tomorrow!
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Somebody had pics of that a couple of months ago, kind of a how-to. Have you searched for it?
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yeah I did, couldn't find anything that someone had actually done.


rednek01, I'm doing mine today or tomorrow, I may for you to see how it goes...LOL.

I have another grille shell with billet inserts that I can use to measure to see what the differences are. I plan on doing a write up if all goes well. You should do some measurements and take pitures of what you do to get yours in, maybe between the 2 of us we can get a good article out of it.
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Is an 05 and 07 grille the same? Try this.Just finished the 05 grille install in my 2000 model
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Old 08-22-2007, 11:34 AM
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yeah I did, couldn't find anything that someone had actually done.


rednek01, I'm doing mine today or tomorrow, I may for you to see how it goes...LOL.

I have another grille shell with billet inserts that I can use to measure to see what the differences are. I plan on doing a write up if all goes well. You should do some measurements and take pitures of what you do to get yours in, maybe between the 2 of us we can get a good article out of it.
Sounds like a plan! I'm trying to figure out the best way to keep a straight line when cutting with my dremel maybe I can score it with a knife and snap it or something. What do you have planned as far as triming it?
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Old 08-22-2007, 03:55 PM
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I was going to measure the grille shell I have, them use masking tape on the new grille so it doesn't splinter, mark it with a sharpie, and cut it with a jigsaw.
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A jig saw will tear it up. The chrome will flake soon after. you need to scribe it with a box knife. if you buy a couple box knife blades you can score threw it in a lill bit and it will look clean
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where did you get an 07 grille gcop?
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ebay has them ready to install and they only take 5 mins. Kinda spendy at $300 though
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