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Grill Suggestions / Cosmetics

Unread post by badbillybiker » Sun Dec 14, 2014 5:54 pm

I temprorarily fitted this for a test to see after viewing a number of times... if this what I am going to run with. \nHave a new Dodge Ram grill I'm also kicking about. this would look and fit better after fitting and altering the grill cavity.\n HHhhmmm... bored so I took a run out to the camper today (temp is 43 degrees) to try another grill I had lying about the garage... giving anyone more adventerous grill ideas? \nMight next try the jaws (upper and lower teeth) from the Tasmanian Devil as used on big rigs. Don't know how else to describe them... That hole (grill cavity) in the front sure makes one want to stick a lot of things in there... \nAnd I haven't yet touched on the gold bulldog or the chrome ones that fit on the sides of the doors, and Mack or Sterling or Peterbuilt or Dodge or Travco lettering...to place on the front... and comments about the Travco looking like an air-stream or something.. I really can do a head "fx^%#$" game with curious folks who... gotta' know...... and would I lie to them??\nStay tuned for the changing attitudes I will get as the weather changes... \nFWIW: I moved these pics to this location so it could be viewed easier. Comments?\nBBB\nIf anyone is interested : 8-) \nTop Pic is of a 1989 Dodge Caravan (really any square grill will do)\nSecond pic is 1974 Travco \nThird is a Dodge Ram pick up truck (Bought years ago at Flea Market, year unknown)
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Unread post by Acesneights » Sun Dec 14, 2014 10:27 pm

I always wondered how a tube grille like the old chevys used to have would look.
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Unread post by RobC » Mon Dec 15, 2014 4:43 pm

I like the dodge ram grill. I little black paint on the edges of the hole that show through would slick that thing up pretty good.\n\nI am in need of the "rectangular chrome trim ring that goes around the whole headlights grill portion of the front of 175's and later.\n\nI do not want to have one made but that may be my only option.\n\nRobC

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Unread post by badbillybiker » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:05 pm

yes I agree with the cavity touch up... but as the original egg crate grill is still in place...and I have another just like it in the garage.. I found it easer for shits n grins to just prop it up (the piece I am testing) with small pieces of wood for what ever Idea and tie it if necessary so I can have a fast look see then photograph it, then look at it to see if it is pleasing to me and make an appropriate decision at a later date......\nhhhhmmmm... about that rectangular ring about the front... Have a a front view pic available of your coach?\nYou are aware the end caps are of pot? metal and subject to pitting on all that I have seen? \nand the top cross piece is stainless as is the bottom? \nWent and re-looked at my 74... Only 1 piece across the top and one piece across the bottom here\nDo you just need the end caps/pieces or the whole complete "ring including the upper/lower" two pieces?\nRechecked and it's a four piece item... Wasn't sure but the pieces from both years have a groove in\ntheir centers. Wasnt sure and didnt want to regret any offings.\nBBB
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Unread post by 77Travco » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:13 pm

I am kind of fond of the tube grill / horizontal bar look. Though the Tasmanian devil teeth may an be interesting way to go.\nI would go with the "TRAVCO" letters on the front or at least paint them on to look original.

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Unread post by badbillybiker » Mon Dec 15, 2014 5:39 pm

I posted a while back "somewhere" in this forum...a place where chrome lettering in different sizes and fonts could be ordered. Some closely resembling the Travco scripts. \nFWIW, my unit had the word DODGE on the front... But will change that eventually\nMight even name it Peterbilt or Flxible or Sterling...\nBBB

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Unread post by gezundheit » Sat Jul 25, 2015 6:22 pm

Saw a Mercedes Benz star off a Benz truck,it was on a 71' travco grill.way cool!

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Unread post by badbillybiker » Sat Jul 25, 2015 8:16 pm

HHHmmmm. that would be interesting.. Any pics to get an idea about the scale etc of that Benz star?\nBBB

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Unread post by padave29 » Tue Oct 09, 2018 2:23 pm

I know this is an old string, but what did you end up with? My grill was so badly damaged, that after painting, I have left it off. I'd love to put something in its place. Any suggestions?

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Unread post by badbillybiker » Thu Oct 11, 2018 8:28 am

Hi got your email thru the Travco forum... The final grill I decided upon was the Dodge Ram... This was attatched by threaded rod and flat washers with the threads sticking way out. Set the Ram grill into/onto the threaded rods and used wing nuts to finalize the "installation" I have since sold this unit to a long time friend. And acquired a 34' Bounder w/41k miles last year as my Golden pup was 120 pounds and thought a larger rv would be much more comfortable. After recenty putting my Golden to sleep due to quality of life and health issues, I now realize the Bounder is way too big for just me.... Nice with discs all around but too big is too big. Now regretting letting the Travco go and am now once again looking for a "290" or 29' foot Travco.... This will be my 6th one when I find it... Will definately get another chromed plastic Dodge Ram grill. Removed.... the Travco looks bare and without a personality.... JMO... \nBBB 10/10/18

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