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the_big_1

posted on 23/4/21 at 04:56 PM Reply With Quote
Front Grill

Hey guys,

What have you guys done for front grills? Looking at something more than just mesh etc?

Cheers all

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Deckman001

posted on 23/4/21 at 05:00 PM Reply With Quote
Most people use just mesh, as air needs to get through but stones need to be stopped You could always put a design in front of the grille though to be different.

Jason

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the_big_1

posted on 23/4/21 at 05:06 PM Reply With Quote
Hi ya,

Yeah just looking for ideas. I like the "7" on the grill etc but what's a Haynes lol

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Deckman001

posted on 23/4/21 at 10:27 PM Reply With Quote
You could always do a spray pattern onto the grille ?
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the_big_1

posted on 24/4/21 at 07:14 AM Reply With Quote
Now that's a good idea!!! But silver, mask of design and paint the rest black!!!
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adithorp

posted on 24/4/21 at 08:22 AM Reply With Quote
Worth noting that cooling can be marginal on some builds. Expanded mesh doesn't flow air very well; Lots of mesh and not enough holes. You're a lot better off with woven mesh as it flows air far better.

The down side is that it won't look as good with a painted emblem; There's just a LOT less material to paint.

I have seen the plastic grid for the bottom of fish tanks (to stop the gravel moving about) used as a grill. It looks pretty good and seems to flow air very well.

[Edited on 24/4/21 by adithorp]





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the_big_1

posted on 24/4/21 at 08:25 AM Reply With Quote
Have you any examples of the woven mesh, where to get it from.etc??
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adithorp

posted on 24/4/21 at 09:57 AM Reply With Quote
Google "woven stainless steel mesh". This kind of stuff...
https://www.meshdirect.co.uk/wire-mesh-wire-netting/woven-mesh-stainless-steel/

This is the sort of fish tank grid I meant...
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-X-DIAMOND-CUT-FILTER-GRIDS-EGG-CRATE-FISH-CORAL-AQUARIUM-MARINE-TANK-KOI-POND-/192761257983?_trksid=p2349624.m46890.l4928 6





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myke pocock

posted on 24/4/21 at 04:50 PM Reply With Quote
I used two vertical 6mm steel rods with a series of 6mm steel rods welded across at the maximum allowed by SVA at the time. The vertical rods fitted into the nose come at the bottom and had cap head screws (could be hex head or whatever) welded at right angles at the top that fitted through the flange on the nose cone opening and secured with nylocs. I put an O ring either side so that the fibrehglass didnt crack.
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the_big_1

posted on 24/4/21 at 05:39 PM Reply With Quote
Hi guys,

What square sizes do you use on yours?

Cheers All!!!

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adithorp

posted on 24/4/21 at 08:27 PM Reply With Quote
I seem to remember 10mm (but could be 11 as in the link)





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drummerbins

posted on 23/5/21 at 11:51 AM Reply With Quote
front grill

mine has a modified mini grill cut to size, looks lovely.
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