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Old 12-10-2020, 05:06 PM   #27 (permalink)
woodstock74
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TBD - '17 Toyota Corolla LE
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Some general catch up from about a year ago:

So in the rad inlet just below the Toyota badge I noticed it was blanked, but only half blanked:



Which bugged me, so I envisioned creating a blocker panel that integrated into the design of the car and had some fun with it. Shaped sheet insulation foam:



And then covered it with fiberglass and epoxy, using acetone to eat out the foam form from the backside (I call it the lost-form process) leaving me with this, which I then had to tickle here and there for fit:



Final bit. Covered it in black vinyl:



Also added symmetrical grill blockers on the outboard ends of the middle inlet. Went simple route and they're made out of conveyor belt with holes drilled into them and then zip tied into place:



Created this little panel just at the end of the front undertray. It's where the tow hook used to reside and there was another awkward concavity:

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