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Old 09-06-2015, 09:22 AM   #11 (permalink)
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My father-in-law is leasing a brand new ram 1500. I was impressed with how well the aerodynamics around the front are done. They used a couple black plastic pieces behind the chrome parts to make the grill openings smaller, and then it reduces down to a screen type plastic as shown above.


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Old 09-06-2015, 12:09 PM   #12 (permalink)
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My aero mods are invisible.
I have a deep spoiler, coroplast wheel covers, and gap fillers in the fender gap.
During the winter months, half of the opening in that grille gets blocked off as well.
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Old 09-06-2015, 02:31 PM   #13 (permalink)
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My aero mods are invisible.
With that paint, how would anyone see your mods? LOL
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Old 09-06-2015, 03:01 PM   #14 (permalink)
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I agree!

Paint job hid Black Widow's grill block and wheel skirts pretty well

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Black textrued lawn edging makes a pretty oem looking grill block, as long as you don't need more than 6" of height, but there are dozens of other similar materials, even just black coroplast.

All my mods to date have made my Kangoo look better, infact I saw a stock one a couple of days ago and my brother commented on how bad it looked compared to mine. I actually didn't really like the Kangoo until I made it my own.

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none of my mods look good so i won't post them, but, Eddie25 is doing a fine job on his:
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Old 09-08-2015, 12:02 AM   #17 (permalink)
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My brother made a new grill for his 97 Dodge Ram. His materials came from Tractor Supply and Home Depot, paint gloss black with Rustoleum, and it gets compliments everywhere! It is not for aero purposes, though he did try a partial grill block last winter

I'll see if I can get a pic on it up tomorrow.

My car was recently paint by the brother above, and he color matched my fender skirts!

I like the way my car looks with no exterior mirrors. Mo' cleana!

Color matching the grill block and wheels covers would have been cool, but Rustoleum Gloss Black looks good too!

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How about fiberglass layups? We used to do them in school. It wasn't overly difficult and most of the materials were pretty cheap.

If you were doing a rear wheel cover, put a piece of foam in there, shape it with a knife and sand paper, cover with bondo or plaster and then do a fiberglass layup on top of that. When you're done, remove the foam and you'll have a beautiful, durable, light weight piece to mount in place.
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How about fiberglass layups? We used to do them in school. It wasn't overly difficult and most of the materials were pretty cheap
Some folks go even cheaper using old cotton rags instead of fiberglass, like it was done in the East-German Trabant. And since it's a renewable-sourced material and less energy-intensive than fiberglass production, it also makes sense from an "eco" standpoint.
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