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screen is a great idea!!!
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I made the radiator fin protector screen out of expanded metal & some drywall corner board, a couple welds & 2 bent tabs along with some plastic push through thingys.





i know they are out of order, but, you can get the idea
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I just drove about 8,000 miles across the USA & up to Toronto, this was in mid July I got back in mid August. I had checked it before i left & it was clean & still pretty clean when i was back in Connecticut. This is what it looked like at the end of my trip






I think that this mod paid for itself & then some
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What? A mod that actually paid back something besides sound or bling? GT, you may have found a lucrative cottage industry. Great job!
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I definitely like this idea and sure could use something like it myself. Took my truck in for an oil change and they cleaned it for me, but I agree, it would definitely pay for itself just in the time it takes to get all the freakin' bugs that can't stay off the road out of my radiator, nice work there GT!

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Thank you for the comments

I originally wanted it to keep the flying butterflies, bees, & hay being hauled on semi trucks out in the desert area between Yuma Arizona & the El Centro, California area
In this area the ranchers grow produce & hay all year long, using irrigation procedures, the water comes from 100s of miles away
The hay is being hauled to horse ranches & cattle feed lots all over southern California, it only takes a little while for the hay that separates from the bales to really mess up a radiator, then you have to get the radiator & a/c units fins cleaned out, usually by pulling the radiator. My last truck i had to pull the radiator out about every 6 months
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This is a great idea that you have. I think I'm going to work on this for my truck. I was thinking of getting some of this type of mosquito/bug netting that's on the sliding glass doors. Maybe making some kind of frame to hold it in place right behind the grill.

I don't think this will obstruct too much air flow will it? And it's great for keeping bugs off the radiator.

I took the same type of screening you see here and took the time to cut it to fit for each individual opening for the honeycomb grill from the outside and attached them with small black zip ties, ( I have the black grill of course). It works very well, you can't even see the screen, at the carwash I put the pressure washer right to the screen, it simply pushes whatever bugs are present right through and they simply fall after, no direct spray to the radiator fins, did this from day one, still have a virgin radiator, no debris in the fins whatsoever, this way you don't need a frame to mount it from the rear, let alone accessing it.
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You can also use the plastic window screen purchased in rolls and just cut to fit in front of radiator. Then when it comes time to clean you just throw it out and put in a new piece.
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I have been wanting to do something like this for years on my cars, Great Mod GTyankee, You could make them and sell them on the forum here.
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