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Automodzone billet grille, Anybody tried one?

Auto Mod Zone | Billet Grille | Chrome Door Handle Covers | Chrome Mirror Covers

I want a full billet grille that eliminates or covers up the 2 vertical bars but don't want to pay the price for a new grille shell. Has anyone tried the one from Automodzone? They sell them on eBay.

I emailed them to ask about it and the reply said that you have to cut out the vertical bars, which is fine, as long as it ends up looking good. I asked if they could send me the install instructions but they said they don't have a copy to email.

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I like it and the price seems real good. I would like to blacken one out and leave the chrome around the edge like I have done with my stock grill...
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I have the full billet that goes behind the shell after cutting the center horizontals out. Anyway , you peaked my curiosity and while redoing my A/C today i was looking at it and considering doing it but personally think the cutting of the vertical bars will look like crap. Go out and look at the line on the grill where it meets the Vertical and i don't see any way of cutting where it wont look like trash. The lines at the bottom and the top of the vertical just dont follow the rest of the grill.

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I know exactly what you mean. There does seem to be some space in front of the vertical posts though, so if the grille could be mounted in front of where those posts are/were, it would probably look great.

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I am thinking about one of these grills with the Raptor style FORD letters...

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I just got one in the mail. I will be installing this weekend. I will post some pics and review. So far, the quality of the grill is very nice. So far so good...

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I just got one in the mail. I will be installing this weekend. I will post some pics and review. So far, the quality of the grill is very nice. So far so good...
Right on! Keep us updated!

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I just painted a 2000 grille today, if you look closely, you can follow a body line around the grille. it is outside of the lines of the horizontal bars.

the paint job I did, I painted it black, but left the center the anthracite color.

it has a nice line to follow, as soon as it dries, I will post a pic.

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so i installed the grill today. simple.

You start by removing the grill by removing, simple. From there you take a grinder and you remove the entire center section only leaving the chrome outline. It took about 15 mins. From there, you take the billet grill insert and you screw it directly onto the radiator support which is fiberglass. I used self taping screws. Lastly, you reinstal the oval factory grill right over the top of the billet grill.

For the $80ish it cost, well worth the money. Also, if you send pics of the grill installed on your vehicle, you get a 20% discount on your next order.

Ill post some pics tomorrow.

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Awesome, can't wait for the pics. Get some good close ones too!

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