Something like what I was thinking of. Bottom one is the closest fit. 7- 8 bucks.
My first thought was to look for something that has louvers stamped into it & work from there. Something like forced air heat vents for a house.
Got a stock plastic defrost grille in poor condition right here. It’s 18-7/8” long & a hair under 4” wide.
Might take some good & imaginative sheet metal work to cut out & use those louvers & get the new panel to attach to the dash top.
On the other hand the inside of that lip is 3-3/4”. Hmm...
If you did it right it could almost be ... “Guaranteed not to rust, bust or collect dust!” tm
Not sure why I wasted my time on that. Just throwin’ it out there as a possibility.
Sort of forgot about this & that I think it *might* be easier to do with the newer car type things.
Still, the other way could resemble the stock look if that’s what someone wanted.
I think I’d try making something out of metal & maybe using something like these out of a newer car @ the junkyard.
These look cool.
Sure, it wouldn’t be original, but does it have to? Might even work better.
Will ST get GB’s grille?
Will GB forsake his van brothers & destroy his old van parts?
Will TS ever STFU?
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