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Old 01-03-2008, 06:39 PM
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What Grill to go back with?

No, this not a poll, but a discussion...unless you poll lovers want me to create one! hehehe

My new J10 daily driver bit down hard on a Chevy Colbalt and now needs replacement grill.
I thought this would be a simple decision.
But now, it has turned out not to be as easy as I thought it would be.

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Which Grill would you recommend that I that use to during the repairs?

1. Pignose
I bought it with a Pignose grill.
It was not broken and in good structural shape.
The chrome plating was cracked all over and starting to peel in some spots.
It was a good '10 footer' grill.
If I choose to go back with a Pignose, I would need to get one, for my is now broken
Janie mentioned she had an extra Pignose grill should I want to go back with one.
I will have admit, in a weird, sorta perverted way, I kinda liked the pignose grill on this J10.
Did I like enough to get another one? I dunno.

One explantion for liking the J10 was that I was overcome with excitement.
I had just purchased a J10 for near nothing and it was in excellant shape for a rust belt truck.
Sorta like a little kid on Christmas morning!

2. Muscle
This J10 was built with the Muscle Grill.
The sale included the original Muscle Grill and Shell and both appear to be in good shape.
The plastic Muscle Bar insert was not broken and the Shell did not appear to have any dents or dings.
I have a Muscle grill on my J20.
Do I want two trucks with the same grill?

3. Final Wagoneer
I have the grill on my Wagoneer that I could use if I wanted.
Probably will be a the last grill that I would want to use.

4. Rhino
A few years ago, I bought from Xonmyeyes a entire Gladiator face with the Rhino grill, faux covers, lights, etc..
I have this stored in my garage.
It need some work.
The grill is pitted and rusted, the faux covers are faded, the valence is rusted and has some body work performed on it as some bondo as cracked and is showing itself.
Because is not ready to bolt on, using this grill would add to the repair time and cost.

Here are some pics from just after I brought it home.




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Old 01-03-2008, 06:46 PM
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As much as I like the Rhino on my 63 Wag...on a wide track Chero or truck the grill looks well sorta like a puny after thought to me?
On WT's and trucks "my" preference is #5 the razor...

In any case it wouldn't be any of the plastic grill.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:47 PM
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tough call. i really wish the muscle grille had round headlights.
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:52 PM
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I would say Rhino you have flaunt it. I definitely wouldn't use the muscle grille, in fact you should just get rid of that nasty old muscle grille. I'd be happy to dispose of that vile thing for you since I'm such a nice guy
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Old 01-03-2008, 06:55 PM
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no plastic, sell it and go with metal
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:24 PM
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Rhino, Razor, then boobie, in that order
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:39 PM
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Rhino is the only option. J Trucks just don't look right without them unless of course they are the non visor J trucks and then anything plastic is suitible for them.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:50 PM
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I used razor on my last one, as I had one that was not completely strait and it went onto a plow truck.
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Old 01-03-2008, 07:58 PM
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razor

You should use a razor...

Ironically enough, I have a razor I'll trade you for that muscle setup!
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:07 PM
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Razors rule!



If you want to go boobie I have one for you.

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Old 01-03-2008, 08:10 PM
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I too am a fan of the Razor, but since you already have a decent muscle grill, I'd go with that.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:28 PM
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what does the "muscle" grill look like,

i have razors on both of my jeeps. and i like them the most out of all of the grills... i even like them better than the rhino
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:28 PM
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larry what are you looking to get for that boobie?
do you have any of the neccessities for a swap to a late wag.
sorry about the hijack, but I hate my final grill
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:32 PM
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thats a tuff one. i had the same Q on the cherokee and had all the same replies,rhino, razzor, metal, plastic, boobie, i think it's all up to what looks good on that rig. i like them all. i even have a differnt one for different occasions.


let me know if you need a good pignose
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:41 PM
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why do you got to flaunt that in my face billy. You look like you have too many on your hands, I could help clear that garage out if you like.
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Old 01-03-2008, 08:47 PM
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Vote for the boobie- not seen that often on the trucks, more of a custom touch. Maybe a cheesegrater if a good one turns up.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:22 PM
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I say go with the grill that suits your favorite corporate owner of Jeep ... Rhino for early Kaiser, Eggcrate/Razor for early AMC, Pignose/Muscle for the AMC/Renault era or final for the true death of Jeep.

LOL just kidding. I've always fancied the Muscle grill for the J-trucks, they have the vertical-slot-that-all-Jeeps-usually-have thing going for them. Of course so do the razors. Too many choices

Muscle if yer in a hurry, Rhino if you've got some time.
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Old 01-03-2008, 10:25 PM
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Muscle if yer in a hurry, Rhino if you've got some time.
I like that advice.
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Old 01-04-2008, 05:34 AM
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Sorry to hear about your crash Bryan.... I have the radiator support thingie from that GW that you and I pulled the fender off if you can use one. PM me if you need it. Good luck on your rebuild!!
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