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Old 05-26-2007, 04:06 PM   #1
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I can dream can't I?

Grill block thoughts - this idea would take some money obviously - as far as asthetics (not my p-shop & ms paint skillz LOL ) and cost to follow through ?
Grill ?



Or No Grill ?
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Old 05-26-2007, 05:19 PM   #2
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Hold on, is the second picture real? Or is it photoshop? :-)
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Not p-shop it's a ms-paint pic . Just wondering if it appears to be do-able or if I'm missing the point completely ? I've kind of decided to extend the hood line down to the bumper and fill at least part of the lower grill as well as foglamp deletion/flush cover . I am capable of doing the body work as well as the painting , not so sure if I have the bravery to chop a car with less than
2k on it though .
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I did a near complete grill block on my CRX :

http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....ht=GRILL+BLOCK

I did have to cut a little space out just to allow a little air flow though.
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Everything that you have thought is great. How about after market sheetmetal and save the original parts.
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I did a near complete grill block on my CRX :

http://www.gassavers.org/showthread....ht=GRILL+BLOCK

I did have to cut a little space out just to allow a little air flow though.

I've buzzed through that thread a few (more than a few ) times ! Lots of inspiration here . I've noticed with the SGII that my water temps run between 200-204* , so Some airflow is going to be a given . The 01 Cougar I had before the Focus had a dual stage fan one for *Hot* the second for *Hotter* (iirc 212* and 216* !!! )
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Everything that you have thought is great. How about after market sheetmetal and save the original parts.
Upon rethink - a full mock grill cover plate utilizing another oem grill as the form would be cheap-n-easy as well as easily replaceable. I can also get a second bumper cover to mod to my hearts desire . Easy to change out too .
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That grill should be removable...What I would do is remove the grill, go to Hobby Town USA (or similar hobby shop) and buy the plastikote (not sure if that is the actual name) material that is used to cover the wings of model R/C airplanes. Basically you'll just wrap it around the grill and heat-shrink it to a super nice tight fit, then just bolt the grill back on. Best part is that material comes in many, many colors and you could find some that matches your car's exterior closely. This should work for the fog lights as well. Heck, I could even come help you if you want, and if you live pretty close to Champlin.
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Now that wing stuff sounds too cool ! I need to investigate that further . Yes the grill is very removable - 4 bolts and 3 or 4 plastic push rivets and its outta there . I'm thinking the fogs I can use the kitcar method of plexi bending to form covers (and it would give it a racey look too )
"close to Champlin" is relative to what close is LOL If I can walk it I'll do it .Only problem with that is I'm actually about 15 minutes from Iowa . If I'm not working in Owatonna ,I'm in Albert Lea and I drive very little other than for work . Today , me -n- furbaby walked 24 miles just for fun !

Well Derrrr! I see you you were talking coming here ! Either way its a bit of a drive from Champlin .(I'll be in Eden Prairie on the 2nd for my daughters Graduation open house though . Dang I'm gettin old ...)
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Congrats on your daughter's graduation! My daughter won't be graduating for about 17 years, lol. Albert Lea is a bit to drive, but we could almost turn it into a GasSaver meet for MN since there are three or four of us in MN now.

I'm interested in the "kitcar" method of bending plexi..any links?
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