I have read where the grille on some of these 300 series tractors are a pain etc .
I agree completely , so I was getting ready start sanding on mine tonight and I had a thought.
Take a 1/4" rod and lay full length behind each bar and tack into place .at each end and cut the 2 outside ones off and move in 1/4" and tack into place.
This I believe would stop the bending every time you have to remove grille and stop the rubbing on the side panels . The grille woulld still look good .
I'm still thinking on the mounting system though , for a better way