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Got the hood all welded up yesterday, grill panels cut out & painted. Got it all together today.  I'm am happy with the way it turned out! And I used steel that I had on hand, so no further layout of money! :)
Here is the old grill, beat up, bent side on the hood, hole in the grill for the muffler. I put a side outlet muffler on it.

New grill, same angle, straightened the side the best I could.  I went with the large expanded steel on the outside, and a small expanded flat steel on the inside. Welded at the bottom, zip ties on top and 2 in the center. 

I REALLY like the looks of the flat front grill. 

And am I the only one who, when working on an already scratched up hood, puts a plush towel under it so it doesn't get scratched more? sm00

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