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· Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius!
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I see LMR sells this part. Is it any good? My original one is cracked, and the body shop is unable to fix it. Even with reinforcement on the inside, the front keeps cracking.

Also LMR sells both the upper and lower grills. Are these any good? For some reason, the one they sell for the upper doesn't look like a Lightning grill. Looks more like a plain jane F-150 grill. I need one in any event. I messed up the billet grill when I drilled out the rivets that mounted it to the grill. Broke off a drill bit inside the pipe, can't get it out.



 

· Wile E. Coyote, Super Genius!
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That's a 99-00 grill. It's honeycomb.

Why not get a grill surround from a wrecking yard? Then you know it fits.
I'll likely just go ahead and order the ones from LMR. That way, if they are bad, everyone here will know it. And vice-versa if they're good.

There's a carbon fiber grill surround available, from the guy that's doing the carbon fiber wiper cowl. $1299.00 though. Ouch!

 

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I know it's probably on here somewhere. Can the bumper cover be removed without taking the bumper off the truck. Since I am going to change back to stock grills, need to take it off to change it out. Also my bumper cover is looking a little tired, want to get it painted to match the newly painted grill/headlight surround. They're the only parts on my truck where the paint is kind of worn out. Odd, I never tailgate anyone.
 

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I went ahead and bought that STX grill. It looks so similar to my current billet grill, I won't have to change the lower. Thanks for posting that. Going to a body shop half a mile from me to get painted as soon as I get it.
 

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Bought that STX grill assembly from Ebay. Arrived broken in two places. Seller did a lousy job "packaging" the part. So, back to the drawing board. I like the STX center grill assembly, so at least I got that. It very closely resembles the billet grill in the lower opening. I only need get that finished in black, and no one will know the difference. The billet grill in the upper got messed up when I drilled out the rivets holding it in place. Drill bits broke off in the vertical tubes the rivets were in.

Guess I'm just going to have to order the part from LMR and hope for the best.
 

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There's a few around here.
 

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Found one in a salvage yard on Saturday. He has two, but the "pins" that the grill mounts to are different on them. Had to come home and verify what the pin arrangement is on the two busted ones I have. They match one that is on a truck out in the yard. The one inside is evidently an aftermarket piece, the pin arrangement is totally different. And the grill appears to be permanently mounted, not removable. So going back tomorrow to get the one off the truck in the yard. It's fake chrome, hopefully the body and paint place can paint it Oxford White for me.
 
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