Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

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Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by brielly » Thu Aug 08, 2013 12:18 pm

I'm now taking orders for fiberglass reproduction gladiator grilles. These are exact copies from an original gladiator grille.
Please see this thread for more info and pics http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=154793

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What it is-a repro gladiator grille taken directly from an original. Its made of fiberglass and is finished in primer. It will bolt up just like the real thing. I would call it paint quality as in your not going to add a chrome paint and make it shiny and perfect like an original. Edit Some customers have had success with chrome paint purchased on the internet. You will have to spend some extra time sanding it perfectly smooth for best results.

What it isn't-a show piece that will win you a trophy at the next competition. There are minor imperfections since the original was not perfect but in really good shape. There are small spots here and there that need to be sanded flush. They are specs the size of a pencil tip that you can sand down if you wish to get it perfectly smooth for chrome paint. I've found this is not to be necessary with other types of paint. This was due to minor imperfections in the mold due to tiny air bubbles. It does look very good strait on and from five feet away looks nearly perfect. A close inspection will of course reveal the imperfections. It would take many hours for me to make it perfect to the point where I'd have to charge way more than anyone would want to pay.

I will leave the 6 mounting tabs undrilled so that each customer can adjust where the grille gets mounted. I know on my 82 I had to mount my original gladiator a little lower so the hood wouldn't hit it when closed. The tabs on the repro grille are large enough to where each customer should be able to drop it down far enough for the hood to clear. Those with older style hoods will not have this problem since the hood is shaped differently.

The grille will be $150 by itself, $165 with badge and $200 for a whole kit-grille, badge and pie pans. Looking at a few other threads as of recently it looks like there are some cool options for lights to replace the pie pans. Shipping should be pretty reasonable since its fairly light weight. Compared to what I've seen on ebay-rusted, bent, missing tabs, etc. I think these are a great deal. Why pay $200-$300 for a rusty beat up old grille that will only get worse with time. Fiberglass doesn't rust!

If you are interested in a grille please email me and I'll add you to my list. I can send you the instructions before you purchase the grille so you will know exactly what's involved in the installation. I'm not going to take deposits just build them and contact you when its done. If you don't have the funds at the moment it goes to the next person in line. Money orders are preferred but paypal is an option as well. Email me at rrielly@verizon.net with any questions
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Fiberglass Rhino Grille reproductions for sale. See my post in the vendors section or contact me rrielly@verizon.net


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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by 78J_10 » Fri Feb 28, 2014 2:57 pm

Are these still available?


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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by Yogif16 » Tue Apr 08, 2014 8:17 am

Apparently not... Email comes back undeliverable.

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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by brielly » Mon Jul 21, 2014 12:40 pm

Grilles are still available. My email changed to rrielly@verizon.net Email if interested.
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Fiberglass Rhino Grille reproductions for sale. See my post in the vendors section or contact me rrielly@verizon.net


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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by Jonnurse » Tue Sep 09, 2014 7:38 am

I am interested. I have been trying to contact you but I have not been able to reach you. My email is jon.torres.lopez@gmail.com

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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by brielly » Mon Sep 28, 2015 3:19 pm

If anyone is interested , these are still available with currently no wait time!
82 Cherokee 258 w/ mopar fuel injection, ax-15
Fiberglass Rhino Grille reproductions for sale. See my post in the vendors section or contact me rrielly@verizon.net

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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by Landman_MTX » Mon Sep 28, 2015 10:56 pm

I meant to post up earlier. Recieved mine. Great job! :-bd
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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by brielly » Fri Sep 01, 2017 2:44 pm

Just an update: These are still available. See details here http://www.ifsja.org/forums/vb/showthread.php?t=183615
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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by brielly » Wed Aug 08, 2018 8:45 pm

AS of right now 8/8/18 there is a one week wait time for a grille. Contact me at rrielly@verizon.net to order.
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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by candymancan » Sat Dec 29, 2018 12:32 am

You should do fiberglass fan shrouds.. the originals are fiberglass from the looks of it and no one has replacements and everyone wants one
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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by brielly » Sun Feb 24, 2019 6:43 pm

If you are interested in a grille, I'm currently adding people to the wait list for the spring. No deposit is needed, just email me and I'll add you to the list. If you change your mind, no worries, it will go to the next person in line. I'm hoping to resume production some time in April if the weather cooperates.
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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by brielly » Mon Jul 22, 2019 5:38 pm

Update 7/22/19 I made around 20 or so grilles this summer for those who were on the wait list. At this time there is no wait for a grille. If you're looking for one, now is a great time to order. I should have them in stock through the fall and with any luck into the winter if I can make enough of them before the weather cools off. Email rrielly@verizon.net to order
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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by brielly » Sat Nov 09, 2019 9:17 pm

Sold out until the spring! Email me if you want to get on the waitlist. No deposit required. rrielly@verizon.net
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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by brielly » Mon May 04, 2020 10:18 am

Hey guys, If you are on the wait list please be patient. The weather has been too cold so far this spring. I was finally able to get started the other day and now temps are forecast to be in the 50's for the next week or so. It needs to be 70+. Hang in there. As soon as it warms up I'll be making up for lost time. If you are interested in ordering email me rrielly@verizon.net. Thanks!
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Re: Gladiator/Rhino Grilles

Post by brielly » Thu Jul 15, 2021 12:08 pm

Update 7/15/21
Due to high demand and increasing material costs. I am now offering 2 options- the grille for $190 or the grille with pie pans for $235. I am no longer making the emblems. They can be purchased on ebay and the original will bolt up to my grilles if you want to go that route. If you are interested email me rrielly@verizon.net
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Fiberglass Rhino Grille reproductions for sale. See my post in the vendors section or contact me rrielly@verizon.net

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