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#1 Der Bugmeister

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Posted 12 November 2012 - 07:07 PM

Building a '29 Ford, and I'm not totally thrilled with the effect of the moulded radiator grill. What sort of screening or other material have you found to be good for this application?

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Posted 13 November 2012 - 12:15 PM

This is about the best I've seen. Some guys use screen, but I don't really think it looks right.

http://www.ebay.com/...O-/290650248378

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 09:04 AM

That stuff looks good, but a bit pricey for the level of detail on this project. Any idea on the dimension of the sheet they sell? I couldn't see any info on that...

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Posted 16 November 2012 - 04:57 AM

My sheet is getting pretty small, but I think it comes in about 3"X4", which is enough for several models.

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Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:21 AM

a long time ago I saw that wire mesh was used in transmission filters, I never got around to chasing down one to tear it apart but what I did see was very fine mesh and may suitable if you can salvage some.

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Posted 21 November 2012 - 06:13 PM

I found a good mesh material at my LHS which I think is going to work out nicely. Cost less than an eighth of stuff that Bill suggested (granted that more expensive stuff looks really good)

I'll post some pics once I get it assembled.