Here we go again, another grille install on another new truck. Nissan has stepped up to the plate with its new '05 Frontier design. What's nice about seeing a new truck sitting at the dealership are the visions it stirs inside our heads. Some will close their eyes and see a big lifted monster, while others will see a slammed scraper, pressed millimeters from the road (yup, that'd be us). What modification will these two polar opposites most likely share? Many of those trucks will have a custom set of aluminum bars stuffed between the headlights.
Accepting that challenge is Stull Industries. This company has been in the grille business since 1974, when William "Bill" Stull closed his eyes and pictured something besides the stock "egg crate" (as Bill calls them) grilles. Back then, Stull was making chromed square-tube grilles for show trucks. Truck builders wanted something different, so the company evolved and produced just what people were craving -- billet bars.
The grilles are built on-site at Stull from 6063 T-52 aluminum bar stock. They're then chucked into a jig and welded using linking bars. After powdercoating, the faces are polished to a high luster, producing the custom bars seen here.
With more than 1,000 different grilles available, Stull should have just what you're in need of. With a two-year warranty, you know they'll last, or you'll be taken care of. For more information, please use the information listed in the source box.