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Old 06-04-2013, 12:44 PM   #11 (permalink)
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How did you mount the edging to your bumper? We would love to see more pictures of the installation!
I just screwed it to the front valence with some panhead screws and put a thick wire through the tube in the edging to stiffen it up.

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Old 06-04-2013, 12:47 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I'd like to put this on the front page, if you like. Please post another pic or two showing the whole front of the car.
Sure , go ahead. I'm still computer illiterate (according to my wife and kids).
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Old 06-04-2013, 03:54 PM   #13 (permalink)
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did you use lexan for the grill block? yours is much better looking than my white coroplast one on my red truck... havent gotten to painting it yet.
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Tis inspirational, I feel like sticking one on "Boxy" But what could I make it out of other than Coroplast?
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Tis inspirational, I feel like sticking one on "Boxy" But what could I make it out of other than Coroplast?
the air dam? or the grill block?

for the air dam I believe most people use the lawn edging, right?
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I have heard that for air dams some people use conveyor belt material, due to its durability.
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I have heard that for air dams some people use conveyor belt material, due to its durability.
Yes conveyor belt would work well the stuff isn't very light FYI and its not cheap to buy new.. But if you can find someone with used stuff that would work I haven't used it for this but I might seeing as I could get it for free from a friends construction out fit.
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Old 06-04-2013, 11:48 PM   #18 (permalink)
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did you use lexan for the grill block? yours is much better looking than my white coroplast one on my red truck... havent gotten to painting it yet.
One day I was in my garage and noticed the old bug shield I found months ago and decided to try it because it looked like it would work if I trimmed it and it did.I think it's made of plexiglas but if was to buy the material I think I would use Lexan ,it's less brittle. I wanted to still use my foglights if necessary and so far no problems. Chumly
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maybe 1/8" thick polycarbonate for your grill block? Flexible enough, pretty indestrucable and virtually scratch proof. That way you can get a pretty fluid fit and finish against the body as well.
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If you have any edging left over, make some rocker skirts for your fortwo.

Anything that can get the mileage up on those is a good thing. Seeing an EPA rating of just 38 blew my mind, I thought, "surely these little things can do better? On premium, no less?"

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