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Grill Blanket?

Discussion in 'Ford Trucks' started by wkahler, Jul 11, 2009.

  1. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    Where can i find one for a 2001 F-250 Super Duty Front grill? I was wanting to track one down before i forget and it is off my mind!! What i am looking for the the blanket that goes over the grill in the winter time and has a few openings you can open if need be.

    Thanks in advance,
  2. 2COR517

    2COR517 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 7,115

    Do you intend to use it while plowing. I can't get enough air in when carrying the blade.
  3. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    No for a few long trips we have planned over the winter.
  4. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    A local guy around here has plastic inserts that he puts in the grill of his 99+ psd. Looks much better then the blanket and he can pull certain ones out of needed to allow better airflow. And then at the end of winter or the trip he just pulls them all back out.
  5. JaimeG

    JaimeG Senior Member
    Messages: 448

  6. wkahler

    wkahler Senior Member
    Messages: 250

    What did he use? I was trying to think of something that you could cut and then paid black, but not cardboard?!?!?!?
  7. cretebaby

    cretebaby PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 4,162

    Do you really think you need them?

    I run one for one winter and then never messed withthem again.
  8. veggin psd

    veggin psd Senior Member
    Messages: 279

    That is the one I have. One thing about front covers is that you have to watch trans temps. My trans gets warm when abouve 20F with the cover on and the vents closed.

    The cover blocks my trans cooler and trans fan.
  9. Dissociative

    Dissociative 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,066

    trans fan???
  10. Mark13

    Mark13 PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,794

    I'm not sure what it is, I'm thinking some plastic that's on the thin side. They look flexible and are shiney, not like that narrowed it down at all,lol.
  11. MickiRig1

    MickiRig1 PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,617

    Are you talking about a grill blanket to block air flow to the radiator? I have driven every Ford diesel that has ever been put in an Ambulance. I have never had a problem with the heat. Even with the back patient compartment running full blast.