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So I think I'm going to do an EGT body kit/grille on my wagon...however, I can't decide whether I want to go with a shaved or a stock grille.

I'd love to see some back to back pictures of shaved and stock EGT grilles INSTALLED ON THE CAR...(basically if you shaved yours and have before/after pictures, I'd love to see it).

Thanks very much!
 

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Sorry, I guess I should have explained, the Ford badge.

I've seen some ppl w/ just the angled slats with no Ford badge.

I'm just wondering if the empty space would look too goofy for me or not (usually I'm a huge fan of shaving/debadging), but it looks like a fair-sized empty spot lol
 

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LOWETGT is the one that loves modifying the grills. A shaved grill looks out of place with the big empty space I think, the one with slats all the way across looks alright, but I'd kill for an RMM grill.
 

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Hey LowriderS10, if interested in any grill design, PM me! And anyone else for that matter. The price for the labor is not terribly high. I am only charging $100 w/o shipping for the latest "GLX" grill. After the way the latest one turned out, I am ready to make another! I have several more ideas, but my photoshop skills suck. I have a few draw-ups of the slats vertical, but it would be hard to accomplish well. Each slat would have to be individually cut and positioned, that and it looked like a jeep/hummer grill. I have a few where the slats are put in horizontal and staggered, But again, difficult to pull off as cleanly as the other ones. I want to experiment on changing slat direction, but yet to find more GT grills. I may have a lead on a few grills locally, but willing to do grills shipped to me.
 

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Thanks for the offer, man, but I'm not looking for anything custom as yours, neither am I looking to spend that much.

My Escort is just my winter beater, but I can't seem to leave cars alone, so I thought I'd start with the grille, since it's easy and cheap (I could get a stock grille for like 10 bucks from a local boneyard and shaved ones pop up used on here for 20-30 bucks)

I just want to see some back-to-back pictures for comparison...as it stands, I'm probably just gonna pick one up at the local junkyard...
 

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LOWETGT said:
Hey LowriderS10, if interested in any grill design, PM me! And anyone else for that matter. The price for the labor is not terribly high. I am only charging $100 w/o shipping for the latest "GLX" grill. After the way the latest one turned out, I am ready to make another! I have several more ideas, but my photoshop skills suck. I have a few draw-ups of the slats vertical, but it would be hard to accomplish well. Each slat would have to be individually cut and positioned, that and it looked like a jeep/hummer grill. I have a few where the slats are put in horizontal and staggered, But again, difficult to pull off as cleanly as the other ones. I want to experiment on changing slat direction, but yet to find more GT grills. I may have a lead on a few grills locally, but willing to do grills shipped to me.
You should find a way to make molds of your work so you can quickly make it on a vacuum table and that way you would not need so many donor grills, and a vacuum table can be made pretty easy actually.
 

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I have done some research into vacuforming and looks doable at home. I am having issues locating theromplastic sheets available in small amounts for customer use. Anyone have any leads? Any place near me I tried wanted like a $5000+ plus order for the plastic! The places who make molds wanted way too much to do it for me. Also, I would assume I would be filling master molds with fiberglass to make new grills. I don't know what else I should use to make the new shell. Not only that, but I worry about mount copying and strength. I hope this is the direction I am going, have a friend who may let me make copy of RMM grill. So far the grills turn out nice because of the same angle of curve through out. I have to experiment with reversing direction of slats sometime.
 
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