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Frank Lee 05-16-2011 12:19 AM

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.

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...dam003-1-1.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...irdam002-1.jpg

http://i146.photobucket.com/albums/r...irdam001-1.jpg

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.

Rusty Marina 05-16-2011 01:39 AM

Little bit of Redneck engineering

tugboat 05-16-2011 06:26 AM

Anything reinforcing the lower edge in the middle and corners?

JasonG 05-16-2011 08:55 AM

Looks good Frank.
Nothing against the blue swirly plate, but pulling it might create less turbulance.

piers.singer 05-16-2011 09:33 AM

Very tidy, Frank. You can hardly tell that it's RNE, haha.

Christ 05-16-2011 10:09 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JasonG (Post 238718)
Looks good Frank.
Nothing against the blue swirly plate, but pulling it might create less turbulance.

fairly sure it's required by law...

Christ 05-16-2011 10:09 AM

That is a very nice example of F series, btw, Frank.

Frank Lee 05-16-2011 02:42 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by tugboat (Post 238711)
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. :thumbup:

Frank Lee 05-16-2011 02:43 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by JasonG (Post 238718)
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! :eek:

Frank Lee 05-16-2011 02:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Christ (Post 238731)
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. :mad: 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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