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Old 01-26-2014, 06:42 AM
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Homemade front grill cover

It's been a bitter winter here this year. Many of the truckers around here have the covers on the grill to help keep our trucks warm. I myself have noticed that anytime this winter that my truck will cool way down unless driving, so thought it might be a good idea to get a front/bra cover for it.

I know you can find the grill covers around on the internet, but i was wondering if anyone has made their own covers their selves?

Think about customizing my own maybe out of leather, or some type of plastic/cloth to help keep the engine bay nice and toasty.

Anyone go photos of their homemade ones, info on the material they used ect...?

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Old 01-26-2014, 08:32 PM
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Had the boat cover maker at my old job make me one. I would see if you had a canvas/tarp maker around you. I wouldn't make it out of leather. Mine is pretty simple just has a zipper down the middle and snaps around the grill. Will try to get a pic up tomorrow.
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I made my own from thick clear vinyl and industrial velcro for easy install and removal. I made it so its a damn near invisible to anyone since i dont like the traditional leather cover look. I made one for both my trucks but i only use it on my OBS because my SD stays nice and hot unlike my OBS but theres something wrong with my OBS but still tracking that down.
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I just took a piece of sign board that I had laying around (basically a piece of cardboard made out of plastic) cut it out and slid it down in front of my core support in front of my IC and radiator. seems to help a little bit.
Temps around here have been in he single digits and as low as -15/-20 windchill. It really sucks because my drive to work is only 8 minutes.
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Some good ideas.

Ramstein, thats pretty sweet. Very unnoticable!
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