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I've been having fun using the FEL to tear out a bunch of brush in my back 40, but I had started to get nervous about the grill and headlights. The FEL comes with a brush guard that mounts on the front end, and I'm sure helps prevent large logs from hitting the grill, but not the smaller stuff. Saturday was a nice day, so I got some 3/4" angle iron and a 2' X 2" section of expanded steel from the home improvement store. I dragged my grinder and welder into the driveway, and the pictures below show the result. It even still allows me to fold the brush guard down.

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That came out really sharp, Bill. Nice work, thanks for sharing!
 

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Thanks for the nice comments, guys!

The "contrasting color" was actually my wife's idea, but of course, she was right!

Bill
 

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I added the expanded metal right on the guard itself. It's kept me from denting the front of the grill and it looks nice. slkpk
 

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I added the expanded metal right on the guard itself. It's kept me from denting the front of the grill and it looks nice. slkpk
I saw that you did that, but I don't have that kind of confidence in the looks of my welding, and I wanted the option to be able to remove it easily if I should ever have the desire to. Yours does have a clean, OEM look to it. :thThumbsU

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Looks good! Great idea! :fing32:
 

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Looks great:fing32: Is it welded or bolted to the oem guard?
It's bolted. I wanted the option to remove it. I noticed today that will be handy for touching up the paint!


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Double dittos to everyone else's! That is a heckuva good idea. That expanded metal would sure reduce chances of something poking right through the grill guard into the radiator. Dang late-season pigweed can get awfully stiff down here.

Good job, & thanks again for the good idea.
 
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