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Old 07-16-2008, 01:41 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Hiya,

Why am I only seeing the two pictures of the Civic? (Which has an awesome adjustable grill block...)

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Old 07-16-2008, 02:14 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I have an '05 toyota 4runner and would like to build a grill block but also don't want to sacrifice the clean, stock look of the grill. Is it possible to build the grill block behind the stock grill and also the 4runner has an upper and lower grill so if I had to choose which one would I build the grill block on (guessing the lower)? See photo of '05 4runner grill.
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Old 09-20-2008, 04:06 AM   #13 (permalink)
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It's best to leave it only partially blocked so that the radiator receives some airflow, however, a large block is okay because radiators are typically larger than they need to be, and fuel economy drivers tend not to abuse their engines too heavily.
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Me either was looking forward to block the front grill of my VX. Got already plastic blocking. The only location that wasn't been block was the connector of the block heater. Any suggestions?
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Old 11-24-2008, 09:33 PM   #14 (permalink)
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This looks like a good place to post this. I started with a piece of Coroplast to block the upper grill on the bluesmobile, but decided to try plexiglass instead -- couldn't wait for the black paint to dry on the Coroplast.

I got the folks at my local hardware store to cut a piece of plexi 7" X 30". Drilled eight holes and secured it to the grill with zip ties. Removing and replacing the grill was relatively easy, and no modifications were made to the grill.

I may end up fastening the black Coroplast to the front surface of the plexiglass to protect it from stones and stuff. The clear look is very cool, but plexi is somewhat brittle, even at room temperature. I found that out the hard way, when I used a center punch to mark my drill holes on the first piece. Fortunately, the second piece was as cheap as the first one, about six bucks.

No photos yet, but this MS Paint job will show how the zip ties are fastened.
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Old 02-17-2010, 03:34 AM   #15 (permalink)
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Wow that grill of yours look great.. It tempting me to have my old ones replaced already.

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Old 07-18-2010, 08:30 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I used fiberglass cloth and resin to block mine. Just brushed some resin and spread the cloth, let it dry. Then spread resin over all of it and when it dryed, sprayed paint to it.
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We block off grills all the time on high speed tracks - you can buy colored plastic rolls from Speedway Motors to match your car - $12.99 for 10ftx24" - and flexible enough to use almost anywhere. We have constructed it so as the speed increases the plastic deflects more - ideal for highway and restrictive for city.
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Old 08-14-2010, 07:22 PM   #18 (permalink)
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Hello everybody!
If use something like persiennes and mechanism from central looking doors...When temperature is rising the persiennes go to open,when temp drop down-the persiennes closed.The process will be automatised using tempeature sensor and relais to switch between two positions...Just idea...
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We block off grills all the time on high speed tracks - you can buy colored plastic rolls from Speedway Motors to match your car - $12.99 for 10ftx24" - and flexible enough to use almost anywhere. We have constructed it so as the speed increases the plastic deflects more - ideal for highway and restrictive for city.
$17.99 when I checked today. Anywhere else cheaper?
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