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Old 12-12-2016, 03:44 PM   #1
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I didnt like the look of my radiator it has some bent fins and I think the flat black looks less than appealing. I dont like the appearance of the currently available grill screen. So I set out to make my own grill screen from an idea i had while working on my car. Now Im not sure if I should make more. And what sales price? And I have nothing against you using this idea for your own car for free. But I would ask that you dont sell them for profit as it is my idea. I am asking who would want one now or down the road? what you think I should charge? And if that will line up with what it costs for me to make them. In order to get enough material to make one I needed to purchase enough for a few. I have one for sale on ebay. they are made out of 304 stainless. aluminum is available for about half the material cost but I wanted stainless on my car.



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Old 12-12-2016, 03:49 PM   #2
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here is the grill screen on ebay. for some reason ebay is giving out sky high shipping numbers on my items. if you do want to purchase put in an offer of 74.95 and I will put a flat rate of 15$ shipping inside the U.S. http://www.ebay.com/itm/222337588104...84.m1586.l2649
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Looks like that will block a significant amount of air flow through the radiator.
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Old 12-12-2016, 04:35 PM   #4
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Wow expanded metal tied onto the radiator with wire.��
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Wow expanded metal tied onto the radiator with wire.��
Not sure any of us could get our heads around that level of technology.
New idea???? I have a friend who has had a screen like that on his car for at least 15 years. Good luck patenting that one!
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Since radiator screens rank right up there with Float-A-Motor mounts when it comes to personal taste, here's mine! It is stainless steel shaker screen that has been polished and has a 1/4" ss round rod edge. Note that it is bolted to the fiberglass grill shell. Just a different way of doing something. While I personally don't think you can get a patent, I guarantee you that you will spend enough money with lawyers to buy six or seven spare radiators!
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I didnt like the look of my radiator it has some bent fins and I think the flat black looks less than appealing. I dont like the appearance of the currently available grill screen. So I set out to make my own grill screen from an idea i had while working on my car. Now Im not sure if I should make more. And what sales price? And I have nothing against you using this idea for your own car for free. But I would ask that you dont sell them for profit as it is my idea. I am asking who would want one now or down the road? what you think I should charge? And if that will line up with what it costs for me to make them. In order to get enough material to make one I needed to purchase enough for a few. I have one for sale on ebay. they are made out of 304 stainless. aluminum is available for about half the material cost but I wanted stainless on my car.



http://www.ebay.com/itm/222337588104...84.m1586.l2649
Sorry pal but you are a day late and a dollar short! There has been a guy selling those at a Detroit area swap meet for 10 years . He also sprays them chrome or brass color for the model T. Wayne
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Old 12-12-2016, 05:56 PM   #8
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Old 12-12-2016, 06:08 PM   #9
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I know the wire ties look a bit simplistic but this requires no modification or lasting effect to the car. Installs in 10 min once the shell is off. And they can hold the screen tight enough where there isn't any noise created while driving or under a rough idle. And if you wish to remove it later it comes off in a minute.
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Old 12-12-2016, 07:00 PM   #10
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It looks very nice. I think you could sell them for a reasonable price. I don't think you'll get a patent though. Its been done many times on many different cars, trucks, and tractors. See what level of interest you have on Ebay, maybe try the "make an offer" function to see where they sell at.
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It looks very nice. I think you could sell them for a reasonable price. I don't think you'll get a patent though. Its been done many times on many different cars, trucks, and tractors. See what level of interest you have on Ebay, maybe try the "make an offer" function to see where they sell at.
Thank you. I have the make offer option on and the first sale was through it. but was only a slight discount off the asking price. The patent thing was a bit of a joke that I now regret as every post has made mention to it.
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I'm not belittling your idea but I would point out that Shay roadsters (yes, I know even mentioning them is blasphemy) had such screens 35 years ago.
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I'm not belittling your idea but I would point out that Shay roadsters (yes, I know even mentioning them is blasphemy) had such screens 35 years ago.
Upon looking at the shays you do have a point there. The post was more about getting the idea to others than selling the one remaining screen I have. And showing how simply it can be mounted. I was thinking about siliconeing it into the grill shell at first but that seemed messy and very hard to remove. I had doubts that the screen would fit in there and the bolts would line up still. OR that the wire ties would get in the way of the grill shell or rattle noisily. ITs about sharing an alternative to what I think are unattractive comparable products like the large stone guard or the mesh over radiator bug screen.
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Now, if it were black . . . hmmmmmm
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I honestly thought the post was your idea of a joke. To suggest you would try to patent it is hilarious. Please don't blame the other Barners for making fun of the idea because if was very funny. If you sold one you were very lucky. You gave us all our laugh for the day and you were serious. Wayne

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Old 12-12-2016, 08:01 PM   #16
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The screen has sold. If anyone else wants one let me know. Either on this thread or send me a personal message or give me a call at (989)414-7297 I will get some more material and make some more when I get the time.
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Ryan, Post #7: "Guys. Please don't use my forum if you can't do so without manners."
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IMO your grill guard idea would work to a much better degree on the 28/29 cars rather than the grill guards the vendors sell. The grill guard the vendor sells rubs up against the headlight bar. I took my vendor supplied guard off and threw it up in the attic for the next swap meet. I do like your idea best.
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Wonder what the "Ahooga Boys" would say to Ryan's statement..
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Nice idea; other mesh design choices, see Mc Nichols Arch. Metals.
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