How To Build a Custom Grill in 10 Hair Pulling Steps....

32 ford grill shell, custom. Wire mock-up of grill insert. grill profile in wire.

Step 1: Finish the grill shell. Step 2: Ask yourself what you were thinking when you said "yeah, we can do that!" Step 3: Stop staring blankly into space and start mocking-up the grill in copper wire so it looks like you know what you are doing.

Outer rim of grill insert. 1. Outer rim of grill insert 2.

Step 4: Build trim ring for grill slats. Step 5: Scratch head and wonder if it's too late to buy something off-the-shelf that will work.

Scott makes templated for grill slats.

Step 6: Get trusty Boy Scout pocket-knife and start whittling grill slats from wood to use as templates.

Wood grill slats in place. Slats done in steel.

Step 7: Get wood slats made into metal slats.

Grill slats being mocked-up. Welding grill slats.

Step 8: Try to get the metal slats to fit the way the wood slats did (swearing allowed), and weld the whole mess together.

Grill slats, side view. Grill slats sanded and reading for paint.

Step 9: Sand everything down smooth.

Grill slats with edges polished. Grill finished.

Step 10: Paint and polish as needed then breath huge sigh of relief that you pulled it off (try not to look like you ever had any doubt).

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