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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotrod54chevy, Jun 18, 2012.

  1. hotrod54chevy
    Joined: Nov 7, 2003
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    hotrod54chevy
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    from Ohio

    For years my car's had the stock 5 teeth. I recently got an extra center bar with all 5 teeth. I was going to just replace my 5 teeth but think instead I'll just add to my stock setup. I know it'll be easier just to add 4 now (add one in between every current tooth) but if I eventually go up to 15, how does it work then? Trying imagine it before I drill anything. Measure twice, cut once! Just trying to make it easier on myself down the road! Any thoughts appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. yetiskustoms
    Joined: May 22, 2009
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    Keep the teeth in order, pull them out, measure, drill, and install the needed teeth. I prefer the 9 tooth look. My .02
     
  3. Shane Spencer
    Joined: Oct 3, 2009
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    9 tooth does usually look better. i have seen some cars pull off the 15 tooth look though.
     
  4. gas pumper
    Joined: Aug 13, 2007
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    I got the 9 tooth look on mine. at the time I couldn't get a full set of the inbetweens so they are miss matched, nobody knows but me.
     

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  5. cuznbrucie
    Joined: May 1, 2005
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    I had 11 teeth in my grill for a look but decided that it looked too crowded to me, so I stayed with a 9 tooth grill......see my avatar....

    CB
     
  6. Mr Nilsson
    Joined: Apr 10, 2008
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    Mr Nilsson
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    from Sweden

    I prefer the 15 tooth grille. :cool:
    But if you do a 9 tooth now you´ll need another grille bar when it´s time to upgrade to a 15 tooth as the holes won´t line up.

    [​IMG]
     

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  7. 19blockhead72
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
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    You could be a cheap a$$ like me and just not get a full set of teeth.:D
    [​IMG]
     
  8. hotrod54chevy
    Joined: Nov 7, 2003
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    hotrod54chevy
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    from Ohio

    Lucky for me I had an extra center bar and 5 teeth! My original center bar's still undrilled in case I get more teeth, but it needs a good polishing. I guess it's stainless?
     
  9. 19blockhead72
    Joined: Feb 17, 2012
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    An original bar should be chrome but I'm not an expert on those ether.
     
  10. I hope to install the 4 teeth I just got in the mail this afternoon. Is it mandatory to have the little screw at the top of the teeth?
     

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