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Old 12-12-2010, 08:36 PM   #1
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source for winter fronts?

I'm going to be making a trip to Wyoming for Christmas! I'm looking for a source for a winter front to cover the grill. The Silver Snail already has the snaps to put one on...just need to find such a monster. Any suggestions?

Last winter, I just stuck a piece of cardboard against the grill and it did the trick. I'd like to go a little "fancier" this winter! I have an 88 GMC C60, if anyone can help in that regard.

Things I have tried: the search function here (for Smitty), eBay, JCWhitney, and Googling.
Things I haven't tried but will: chatting with our transportation director at my school district, Bluebird of Kansas, and a local parts place.

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Old 12-12-2010, 10:08 PM   #2
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GM truck dealer, maybe?

I use an old political campaign sign for my (diesel) truck...it's tough, waterproof plastic and lasts the whole winter. Might try for a politician, too...they are a plentiful source of hot air!
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Why don't you make one yourself? Heavy duty vinyl and a grommet kit is all you need.
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Re: source for winter fronts?

lol im guilty of using cardboard boxes and baling wire
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Old 12-17-2010, 09:36 PM   #5
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Re: source for winter fronts?

Thanks for the replies...I think that I'm going to try to make mine. I "remembered" that a friend has about an acre (seriously) of tarp that the co-op was going to throw away. When they uncovered the corn pile when the price hit, they were going to just toss it. He got it and told me I could have "a piece." I bought a few snaps at Wally World the other night and now that I know how they go together, that'll be one of my projects over the next couple of days. We'll see how that works. If it doesn't last the trip to Wyoming it's back to the cardboard and baling wire from last year!

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Old 12-20-2010, 09:20 AM   #6
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Here's what my "final" product looked like. After putting it all together, my dad suggested folding the edges in to make it stronger. If/when I need to do another one, I'll do that. There's certainly more material left!
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You mean you're supposed to use bailing wire too? We just shove a piece of cardboard in between the radiator and grillwork on "cold-natured" vehicles. Never had to do that in FL... just in NC & TN

Our bus has the "snaps" still attached to the bus but no cover in sight. I don't know if I will have to make one or not.
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