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Old 10-16-2011, 08:30 AM
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Cool Winter grill cover

Hey guys and gals I've been thinking about this one for a few chilly seasons now and going to start up some ideas we can all put together I've been looking around a little bit and can't find anything worth buying. So I'll make one from s scratch.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:01 PM
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Does it get that cold to need one? I've seen them on semi's for way up north but never thought ours would call for one.
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Old 10-16-2011, 01:58 PM
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Well it's cold sometimes in va from Nov. to Feb. and with the winter fuel mixture fuel milage really takes a plunge along with the temps if there was a nice grill cover it would keep that cold wind from chilling down the motor. Sometimes I don't see the water temp. needle move after an hour and even then it's barely in range
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:03 PM
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Being from Wi I see some decently low temps. I ran my truck last year all the way down into -15F. No grill cover, no issue. Truck was warm after 10 minutes of driving.
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:28 PM
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Well maybe you are using different antifreeze up there
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Old 10-16-2011, 02:44 PM
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If it's taking that long to warm up in Virginia, I believe i'd change that thermostat. Dieselsite has the 203* stat that I think you'll like.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:30 PM
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sgg hit it. It shouldn't matter what your using for antifreeze/coolant. The truck should get up to temperature.
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Old 10-16-2011, 05:41 PM
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Use cardboard and duct tape like the poor truckers do. Works good.
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:05 PM
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No way man I was thinking about some vinyl something I can put a design on and some of those marine stainless steel two piece snaps and double use the snaps for a bug screen in the warmer months
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Old 10-16-2011, 06:33 PM
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They have some different options available.

Let me google that for you: Ford Winter Grille Inserts
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