Ed, I never considered a grill guard a theft protection device. NICE JOB, ain't nobody stealing that tractor.
My recommendation is to install the chain bucket/chin guard first, then the grill guard. Use clamps to position the grill guard and make sure there is clearance to tilt the grill guard forward without scraping the chin guard. Then drill and bolt.After my oops a few weeks ago(up through the chin hole), I have now received my Lown grill/ chin guard. They did a trial on a specialty request on the paint for me. I have not opened/installed yet…hope to do it this weekend. Lown seemed very friendly and flexible. I hope it fits well. If you have any pointes on the install for proper alignment with the grill guard tilt please advise. I appreciate the advice. Thanks.