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 Christopher | (Itasca, TX)
I already had the stock grill out, and had a brushed aluminum square tube grille, so the process off taking the stock grille out was not anything I had to worry about. The installation was simple, but you have to bolt the bottom of this grille, and that was tough. You have to reach up from underneath the bumper to get the hardware tight, and if you don't have small hands and skinny arms, it gets a little annoying. After you get that done, it is really simple to to finish and looks really good.
- Popular Carriage Works Part Numbers
- Carriage Works® 40032 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 73011 - Dash Panel
- Carriage Works® 40233 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 6088 - Valance
- Carriage Works® 6086 - Valance
- Carriage Works® 44833 - Bumper Valance Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 43463 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 43722 - Bumper Valance Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 44113 - Grille Insert
- Carriage Works® 39126 - Bumper Valance Grille Insert