Carriage Works Grilles
Ever since it was established in 1981, Carriage Works, Inc. has become a renowned manufacturer of genuine billet aluminum truck accessories based out of Grandview, Missouri. During that time, it has also won numerous SEMA Excellence awards for categories such as 'Design and Engineering,' 'International Products' as well as 'Best New Products,' and cemented its reputation as a company that keeps up with the times and utilizes state of the art technology.
For the most part, Carriage Works is well-known for its billet grilles. These are the horizontal metal grilles that are found on trucks, vans, and also SUVs. However nowadays Carriage Works also provides a selection of mesh grilles that come in three different series: 'heavy duty,' '3-dimensional,' and 'stainless steel.' All of these grilles come as either 'bolt-overs' that can simply be bolted-over the existing factory grilles or 'original series' that replace the factory shell. Some particular types of products may require fabrication to install, but for the most part Carriage Works prides itself in prioritizing ease of installation.
In addition to their grilles, Carriage Works also has an array of other products. Most notable of these would have to be its truck roll pans. For the uninitiated, a roll pan is a bumper replacement that creates a rounded bottom at the back of the truck. Among its selection of roll pans, Carriage Works supplies three distinct styles: plain roll pans, oval exhaust cutouts, and square exhaust cutouts. Apart from that there's also a vibrant collection of other accessories such as pedal kits, replacement instrument panels, cruise control covers, glove box door covers, exhaust tips, hot rod mufflers, and so on.
Along the same vein, Carriage Work's dedication to provide easy to install products is second to none as well. Suffice to say with the sheer scope of stylish options coupled with immaculate quality control, it is easy to see why Carriage Works has been so successful over the years. Even its Original billet grille is still as popular today as it was when it was launched circa 1989, and looks like it will very well continue to be just as popular in the future too.
As mentioned previously, one of the Carriage Works' draws is the fact that all of its products are manufactured in the USA and this is actually an extension of its uncompromising standards and commitment to quality. Even the materials that it uses are of the highest grade, with grilles built from 6061-T6 'Aircraft Grade' aluminum and cross-bars machined from 'solid stock' material. By using these types of materials, the possibility of dents and pitting emerging due to rocks and other debris is minimized; and indeed it is the hardest type of aluminum that can be used within the production parameters.
| Posted by Bill | (Richmond, TX)
Excellent looking grille. The installation was difficult even though I am a handy mechanic.
| Posted by Jeff | (Perryton, TX)
I got exactly what I was looking for and for the lowest price I could find. It came with easy to read instructions and the shipping was fast too.
| Posted by Brandon | (Mobile, AL)
Great product improved the look of the front end. Brought out the chrome bumper a lot, makes my stand out! Took about 2hrs to install myself, directions doesn't explain that you have to take off the whole front end, to get to the back side of the grill, to install this insert. Other than that great product, packaged and shipped on time and in good condition.
| Posted by Allan | (Mesa, AZ)
Though the product information says "No Cutting" there is cutting! The whole inside(where the Ford Grille mounts) has to be cut out around the perimeter. If you have the right tools, no problem, if you don't, this isn't for you. Once the cutting is done, it mounts fairly easily (though they provide the wrong threaded hardware for the top brackets). Once it's done, it looks great!
| Posted by Danny | (Ketchikan, AK)
Hard to understand installation instructions papers, missing hardware. Overall look was great. Just I would think about ordering this again. 2.5 Hours to install and buying hardware well!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Think about it for the cost.
| Posted by Thomas | (Richmond, VA)
A very nice looking grill. Compared to the other offerings this one is by far the best built. I had "another" one from a well known and respected company however there is no comparison. That one was chrome plated "hardware cloth" with 2 brackets that were supposed to keep it in place. There was no way it was going to take any of the abuse that a part on this area of the truck receives on the highway including rock, pieces of truck rubber carcasses etc.. It was also approximately $60 more. This one wins hands down!
| Posted by Scott | (Scott City, MO)
Very good quality and easy to install. Looks great!!
| Posted by Shane | (Ponchatoula, LA)
Product was very nice an installation was easy! Fast shipping will do business again!
| Posted by Raymond | (Cacouna., QC)
Excellent product. A little hard to install but the end result is worth the effort. You won't regret you bought it. Ray
| Posted by Robert P | (Virginia Beach, VA)
Hi guys, after buying I can say this is a high quality kit. I am totally satisfied with how it looks and fits. If I had to give the fit a rating between 0 and 100% with 100% being exactly like the factory grille fit, I would say this is 90-95%. I recommend this product!
- Popular Carriage Works Part Numbers
- Carriage Works® 47242 - Grille Insert (Polished)
- Carriage Works® 40032 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 44393 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 47252 - Replacement Grille Insert (Polished)
- Carriage Works® 6086 - Valance
- Carriage Works® 6088 - Valance
- Carriage Works® 44793 - Bumper Valance Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 44792 - Bumper Valance Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 43722 - Bumper Valance Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 44272 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 41222 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 40233 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 44392 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 40093 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 40092 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 44833 - Bumper Valance Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 43463 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 44383 - Bumper Valance Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 39126 - Bumper Valance Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 39207 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 44401 - Bumper Valance Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 42932 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 44113 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 73011 - Dash Panel
- Carriage Works® 40242 - Grille Insert