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Old 05-15-2011, 11:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Airdam made of lawn edging

... it's gonna look pretty good! It just goes low enough to cover the lowest part: the front differential. Couldn't have picked a better height for that edging. Quick and easy to make too. I'm thinking of attaching it with spring-steel clips- no drilling, and if push comes to shove, hopefully it would fall off before breaking anything.







Now to see if the fuel logs detect anything.

P.S. Had to pull the grille block out when towing the other day- she was getting hot.

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Old 05-16-2011, 12:39 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Anything reinforcing the lower edge in the middle and corners?
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Looks good Frank.
Nothing against the blue swirly plate, but pulling it might create less turbulance.
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Very tidy, Frank. You can hardly tell that it's RNE, haha.
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Looks good Frank.
Nothing against the blue swirly plate, but pulling it might create less turbulance.
fairly sure it's required by law...
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That is a very nice example of F series, btw, Frank.
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Anything reinforcing the lower edge in the middle and corners?
Yes- the shape of the edging itself. It has a tubular x-section on the bottom edge that gives it more than enough rigidity, yet it's quite a light piece.
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Looks good Frank.
Nothing against the blue swirly plate, but pulling it might create less turbulance.
That is a ram implosion plate, good for 3 mpg!
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That is a very nice example of F series, btw, Frank.
Thanks. I put the stickers on myself. You are looking at the one and only vehicle I've ever bought new. I've mostly babied it but it does bear the scars of a working truck. Well, mostly it bears the scars of being in the Rust Belt. By knowing to wash inside above the rear wheel wells, though, I've been able to keep that common rust area from going bad.

The edging is formable with a heat gun. I even finished the cut edges on each end by forming them to match the stock dam it's attached to.

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