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Old 12-30-2012, 04:06 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Hmm.. Perhaps use the buttons like Jeep vinyl tops do, and form a ring around the top of the bumper and the front of the hood, and the very front of the fenders behind the corner lenses. Then, snap on a clear durable plastic sheeting to cover the area. Getting Lexan to cooperate with curves isn't easy, at least in my extremely limited attempts.

Or, bend some aluminum flat strips, and screw it in under the hood and on the top front of the bumper. One on each side, about 18" apart. Then you have solid mounting points for each corner, maybe seal from the strips back to the grille to direct air (and keep it out of the headlight area), and can figure out a changeable center section. That center section could be made to be filled with a flat piece of Lexan, and you can carry a couple different "grilles" with you in the truck. A 50% block, 80%, 100%, etc.

Brainstorming out loud, seeing what can stick.
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