Ok....so here's the deal. I leave for Vegas thursday early AM. I work all week long and I have a few precious hours to get some stuff done on my 60 Oldsmobile before the next hectic days of work start. I have my car painted and doing great, but no grill. It had this odd Moon tank/stock grill setup when I got it. Its diffrent and kinda cool, but not what I really wanted on it. So I figure, what the hell. Ill try to make myself a grill!!!! Let me start out by saying that I DONT KNOW WHAT THE HELL I AM DOING!!!! I am not a welder. I have done some light stuff around the house and on some of my cars but thats it. Only ornamental stuff. I sure as hell wouldnt ride around in a car that I did some welding on somewhere that was important/safety related. I love doing this type of stuff, but just because you liked doing something dosent mean that you are any good at it and I admit this fully so if you want to tear apart my methods/techniques SAVE IT. I had 2 hours and whatever I could find in my garage to make this happen. I hope maybe someone else will get inspired, not by my methods, but just by seeing something like this and giving it a try. Anyhow..... My friend Jai came over to help me also. Always good to have someone to bounce ideas off of or throw things at. He's good for both. Heres what we started with. There were two uprights with screws in them that used to hold the old stock grill and these would serve perfectly for the grill mounts. I found some spare metal angle iron and a mix of solid/tube steel that was 1/2 inch wide. I started out by cutting approx 6 inch long pieces of the 90 degree angle iron and drilling them to fit the old grill mount holes as brackets for the tubes. I then fitten them in place and measured from the brackets to the center point of the peak of the hood as close as I could with a string taped from the hood to the bumper as a guide. I also allowed for the space on the opposite side of the bracket closed to the headlights. I then cut all my tubes and layed them out. Right about this time my garage dog, that I swear is an old hot rodder reincarnated, came out to see what all the noise was about. He's always under cars with me and he runs around inside my 34 Ford truck like a dog possessed.Here he's trying to help eyeball where the grill tubing will be mounted. Good to have a dog friend in the garage. I took the ends of the tubing and ground them flat at a mild angle so that both together would try to match the hood peaking. I then welded them together on the backs of the points. I decided not to weld the front because it wouldnt look as smooth after painting and trying to grind it all down well in the time I had available was just not possible. After they were all done we tack welded in the top bar to start things off. Then we welded the bottom bar. For the top and bottom we used the bolt mounting points on the brackets as a guide. After the top and bottom were in place, we centered the middle bar and also tacked it into place. It did take a couple of retries to get the spacing and rotation and centering down. It is still not perfect, but it looks decent and like I said I didnt have the time for perfection. We pulled the grill off and I welded all the bars onto the brackets solidly on the bench. After cleaning up a few welds with the grinder, it was off to the paint shop. Just before putting the grill in I found an old Devil hood ornament that I though would be cool to mount behind the grill with a little red light on it. Made a quick bracket, wired it in just as darkness fell and installed the grill. I have to say I am damn happy with it. Not bad for a couple of jackasses that dont really know what the hell they are doing on a time constraint. If you see me in Vegas or anywhere else please say hello and take a nice look at the grill from a few feet away. Dont get to close because then you'll know how much I really suck. Joe P.S. I also have never attatched this many pics before so please bear with me. I suck there too.