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Old 05-26-2020, 08:28 PM
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I tried the gravel tray at many different heights until I was happy. This is the position I have decided on. It is sitting 19mm-3/4" higher in front of the grille than before, but still leaving more distance from the bottom of the slots to tray.


Bumper back on to finally see if it was worth it or not. The distance from the slots to the top of the tray is now half that of slots to the top of the grille. This is the same proportions as the stock 48 flat nose grille which is different to the 58 pointy nose grille.


Ok, just put together a before and after. About 20 shots it took to get it as close as I could, even brought the dog in! So left the overall height of the grille the same, but shortened the slots by 50mm-2". Then raised the stone tray 19mm-3/4". Also the grille mesh has been added which helps more in the flesh than it does in these photos. I think it doesn't need the horizontal grilles bars to be added as well anymore.
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Old 05-27-2020, 05:39 AM
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Hi Marcus!


Amazing workmanship on this project. I've been following this build since the beginning. Everything you have done looks as though it came that way from the factory. Fantastic!


Thanks for sharing your journey with us.
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Fabulous attention to details. Very impressive and inspiring.
And by the way. Yes it seems to have been worth it. At least from a look of it.
The “new” front grill looks even better.
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The mesh looks great in there Marcus.
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Awesome! Thank you all for your comments.

Got a video update where you can see a bit of the mesh closer up.

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Old 05-28-2020, 11:06 PM
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Nice one Marcus . Have you ever seen Project Binky on you tube. Well worth a watch.
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Old 05-29-2020, 05:04 AM
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Nice one Marcus . Have you ever seen Project Binky on you tube. Well worth a watch.
Yes I have. Been following them for a few years now. Great bunch of guys.
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Old 05-31-2020, 05:45 AM
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This is my actual license plate that I will be running on the Willys. I ordered these 2 days after I won the auction to buy the first Willys Truck back in 2007! Was a couple of months before I even got to see the Truck in the flesh for the first time, and 12 months before I brought it home. I wanted WILLYS but that was already taken, so we decided on WLLYS as was the closest. WILYS was also available, but thought people might think it was someone's name. I'd rather run no front plate but unfortunately have to. Which position do people prefer as we cannot decide?
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I would put the plate somewhere on top of the bumper, off to the side looks great. Problem with mounting it under the bumper is it WILL get bumped at some point. Yes, it may be high but at some point it won't be high enough. This is from experience.
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under the bumper looks the most OEM to me. Offset Driver side is my second choice.



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