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Hey guys, what do you think of the full grill idea i had at work? sorry james i used ur pic.. i hope u dont mind :)



Do you think i could manufacture one of these w/o too much work?

I was thinking i could just find a 2nd grill and fuse the 2 together somehow.. it might work.. we´ll see someday..

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Sweet. I thought that car looked familiar at first. Yeah I don´t mind. I like the full grille Idea. how much will it cost to have those holes cut out tho? :-? ;-)
But yeah look at my POS bumper. soon I´ll have my new bumper on there...stupid paint needing 5 coats :)
 

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black Escort GT bumper OWNZ J00 James...LMMFAO. hurry up and put that bitch on man!!!
 

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I don´t like the full grille idea for two reasons:

1. I like the asymetric look of the GT grille. IMO that is what makes it look so cool. When they marketed the EGT, they specifically said in the list of the differences "asymetric slashed grille"... so the asymetric was a good point in their eyes, and I happen to also like it a lot. It´s one of my favorite parts of the car, along with the nifty "91/92 only" boxy-spoiler.

2. The grille was designed with the hatches with the hatches on the right side (when viewed from the front) for a reason. When the water pump runs, the hot coolant comes along the upper radiator hose, which connects on the upper right hand side of the radiator and then vents leftwards and downwards to the lower radiator hose (when viewed from the front of the car). The hash marks are put right in front of the area where it is the hottest, which is right near where the upper rad hose connection is. Also, you´ll notice that the radiator fan is located in the same area. This is no coincidence.

Either way, do what you want, cause it´s your car. My 2 sentz.
 

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the full grill is pretty nice methinks, unique for a Scort. but i agree with Siragan, the stock grill is unique in itself compared to all other makes out there. but even so, i like my LX style better, smoother looking. get a couple grills from salvage and try it out, then you´ll still have your original
 

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I just put my 3rd ´coat´ of paint on it Brian...it´ll be done by next weekend hopefully...just wish it would stay warm enough to go out everyday. anyway it´s gonna look like shit because of the runs, but I´m not worried. it´s a stock replacement bumper. it will still look better than the one in the pic on here for sure.

I like the full grille concept, although I was outside and i caught a glimpse of my grille...for some reason it looked f´in ugly to me today. I like the unique-ness of it but I like symetrical shapes. makes it appear to be in order. I dunno. I want an LX grille so I can interchange them to see which one i like best. ;-)
 

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Hey i think that that would look rad if you turned the other side upside down so you had like a V goin that might look cool... Ill try it and school for myself but it might look better that way
 

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LOL!! the "V" idea was also done at work today, it doesnt look NEARLY as good as you would think, actually quite stupid, i could pull it together again, but its kinda dumb looking. and yeah i totally see your point siragan but i was just tossing around idea´s.
 

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Just a purely personal comment - I like the symmetrical look and although Siragan is, as always, correct about the original reason for having an off-set grille, having a full-width one should make no difference at all. Pardon me if my ignorance is showing. Commenting on this site is not always appreciated!!;-)
 

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28-04-2003 at 02:03, Pimp_scort_89_GT wrote:
Ok Sir, but wouldn´t more hole equal more air over a bigger area, in turn offering better cooling???? Think about it.
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Yes, but it is unnecessary cooling. By the time it reaches that side of the rad, it´s already cooler in temperature. On top of that, you´re losing a small amount of energy to drag forces.
 

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28-04-2003 at 06:57, siragan wrote:
Yes, but it is unnecessary cooling. By the time it reaches that side of the rad, it´s already cooler in temperature. On top of that, you´re losing a small amount of energy to drag forces.
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The car is already a box siragan.... I´m sure the coefficient of drag isn´t near what a Corvette, Camaro, or mustang is anyway. Losing another .0004 isn´t going to make much of a difference...just like losing 30 lbs off the hood isn´t going to make the car handle any differently. ;-)
 

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ok here is my comments. I like the stock grill, however this would set you apart thats for sure. I think it could be done with fiberglass pretty easy. you would want one or two extra grills just so you wouldn´t have to worry about ruining one. you can always resell them as soon as you are done.

second to much cooling is crazy talk. at least in Arizona. More air = better no matter what.

now I´ve heard rumors that the rad is mostly fed from below the bumper anyway. some people should still have that stock plastic "scoop" type thing that is below the bumper/rad area. mine is long gone so I couldn´t say for sure.
 

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Yes, but it is unnecessary cooling.
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Unnecessary cooling. Is there such a thing? I mean even in Indiana it can get pretty hot, and I hope we all know that a cooler engine runs better and gets better mileage at the same time. If you´re in Arizona like egtdude, then there´s no such thing as unnecessary cooling. :)
 

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hahaha yeah it´s sure is a good idea to have another rad grill if you´re planing to mod. yours hehehe I screwed mine the first time ahaha ...but they are cheap and easy to find in the junkyards hehe
 

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...but they are cheap and easy to find in the junkyards hehe
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Yeah maybe if you live in a community where 95 percent of the people don´t work at gas stations and burger kings.

Only cars in the boneyard here are piece of shit geos and old GM´s from the 1970´s. We have one escort GT, and that was from like 86 or something.
 

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Yeah it´s a good idea to have an extra grille in case you mess up, but when I was shaving and fillin in the hole for my emblem I didn´t. so I had to take my grille back out every morning. take a look at my page. you´ll see the grille with teh emblem, then when it was painted grey (primer) and how it is now painted red (need to re do it though, it´s chipping and the red on the grille is darker than the red of the car.) Although my mod was cheap and easy, i still could have messed it up. ;-)
 

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Oh yeah...I don´t want to sound pissed siragan but how is a Geo metro a piece of shit? Mine got 45 mpg and the only problem I EVER had with it was the muffler and the exhaust pipe. That car was 9000 times more reliable than my POS Escort ;-) I loved that little car. If I still had it I´d probably have turbocharged it and still been making 30 mpg on pump gas burning Civics with my 1.0L 3 popper :-]
 
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