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Old 02-01-2017, 10:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Stealth/Removable Grille Block (MkV Jetta)

Using $4 worth of foam rubber weather stripping, I made a pretty much invisible, completely removable upper grille block. This was for the MkV Jetta that I just bought, but the general design should work for most cars (esp. any with horizontal grille slots that aren't too far apart).

For my particular grille, I needed four sections that were 10" long and three layers of weatherstripping tall; and four strips a single layer high. If you're copying this for your Jetta/Rabbit, remember that the top slot is the air intake.

These are just squished into the grille slots, so should I ever decide to tow a trailer through Death Valley CA in the summer I can just pull them right out.

Now to track my engine warm-up time with some A-B-A over the next week.

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Old 02-02-2017, 05:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Looking good, on my 2005 Focus, I just remove two bolts and yank, put in the new grille that is blocked and done, although, the new car is a work in progress!!!

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