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post #1 of 37 Old 12-05-2012, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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I thought someone else may be able to save themselves some cash, or maybe even do a bulk order for members if there's enough demand. Here's my new homemade winter front. The grey fabric is a piece of an elevator blanket/pad. There are small elastic straps that hold it to the side of the grille with little hooks. The snaps that are installed allow me to fold both sides down in the middle to get partial airflow. Simple enough to make with a sewing machine and a few beers. What do you think?

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looks great!!!! do they come in colors
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I was saying that someone else could copy this design. I don't have time to make more. You could use whatever outdoor fabric you want (team logos?), take it to a dry cleaner to have them stitch it up, and still be in well under $50 instead of the higher prices the other ones go for. It was kinda fun to do anyway.
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Sewing machine at my parents, and yes, I know how to sew. Think I'll grab some material and give it a whirl over the holidays coming up.

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lol this is awesome, if you want to get fancy. Go to a fabric place like michaels and get some snaps

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looks pretty good. you want to open it up(or remove) if you tow any distance but other than that. moving blanket pad would work, or saddle blanket for the cowboys

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here is one that i custom made, i copied it thou
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here is one that i custom made, i copied it thou
Looks excellent!
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Hell yeah! Nice job. I just wanted to use straps so I didn't have to worry about the snaps all year long. Next time I may do a flag or something a little different.
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