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Old 12-06-2012, 06:08 PM
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Hi all, ive seen a few members on here with grill inserts on their 3rd gens and my only concern is the hood latch. Ive seen a few on ebay from putco and Its not clear as to whether or not I will be able to access the hood latch. Does anyone have any info on this? I gladly appreciate it and as always, thanks in advance.
 
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Search 'Gutter guard grill' on DF. It looks better than those inserts, and costs $10 at Home Depot. It's the grill that a bunch of us have. Mine has been in for probably two years now and still looks like it's new.
 
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Old 12-06-2012, 07:48 PM
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Dont waste your money for one on ebay. Dakotaff speaks da truth!

https://dodgeforum.com/forum/3rd-gen...ties-pics.html
 
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Dont waste your money for one on ebay. Dakotaff speaks da truth!

https://dodgeforum.com/forum/3rd-gen...ties-pics.html
Nice write up BTW
 
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Awesome, I guess ill put those dang expensive craftsman/snap on tools to good use. The only thing I dont like about the DIY grill is the gap for the hood latch bit it seems that is unavoidable.
 
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Originally Posted by Ronius_MAXimus View Post
Awesome, I guess ill put those dang expensive craftsman/snap on tools to good use. The only thing I dont like about the DIY grill is the gap for the hood latch bit it seems that is unavoidable.
Don't give up! Become a DF legend! Before you rip everthing apart, look at the problem (location of the hood latch) find a solution (relocation of the hood latch) fab something up and post a write-up (with pictures)!
 
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thanks for this thread and the link to the write up, saving me some money
 
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that is a great write up!...I'll have to add this to my list as well...

(Ill be painting my gutter guard black of course...)
 
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(Ill be painting my gutter guard black of course...)
stole the idea right out of my head lol
 
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I have the Figure engineering inserts and they came with a length of coated wire that attaches to the latch and you run down behind the center vertical bar of the grill and loop around the support at the bottom with a bit of slack. When I pop the hood I reach under and snag the wire to pull the latch open. Would be quite easy to DIY, just get the wire and two properly sized crimps for it.
 

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