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project66 12-07-2004 08:55 AM

where to find sheet metal with small holes in for a new grill
im trying to find the metal that has small holes in it that some of the foreign cars use for grills. or something similar. I am trying to make a screen for the back of my cowl induction hood. I made one out of regular stretched metal , but that gave it to much of the bar-b-que grill look 12-07-2004 11:47 AM

Like this? go to "Fabrics" then "Grille Metal" pages on their site for the details.

malc 12-08-2004 10:39 AM

Check out my gallery to see the screen I made for my cowl induction hood. Basically two pieces of metal with double ended threaded spacers to keep them apart. The piece nearest the engine bay has two slots in it, the outer one stops the rain getting in. The center support has a hole drilled through it and lines up with a hole in the hood, this is the only fastener.Itīs a bit of a chore making the metal fit the cowl shape, you get through a load of cardboard.From the drivers view it looks like itīs blanked off, especially as it is now painted black.

Dave E Shank 12-08-2004 11:44 AM


McMaster-Carr Supply Company in Cleveland , Ohio sell all types of perforated metals. DAVE

933 DP Man 12-08-2004 12:02 PM

Best search term would be "perforated metal"

Here are a couple of the top...

Google that term and you will have more than you know what to do with.

malc 12-08-2004 12:27 PM

I did mine the way I did because when idling in traffic hot smelly air tends to come in through the heater. Only when the car is moving does the cowl induction effect start to work.

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