In 2011 I found a polished stainless grill on Ebay for $150 or so, much higher quality than the flimsy aluminum versions--it doesn't bend and is still nicely polished. Now, however, they seem to be absurdly expensive: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Fits-92-06-Ford ... f1&vxp=mtr
Doubt it did much for temps. For that: viewtopic.php?f=39&t=8542&hilit=cooling
The extension they sent for the hood release was worthless, but I'm easily able to get my hand on the latch itself once the hood is popped.
Yikes, look how new the van looks in the first image.