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Old 03-07-2016, 03:00 PM   #21
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Old 03-08-2016, 02:04 AM   #22
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I recall this being a problem with Honda Civics... Honda said that such a screen would void the warranty. Any thoughts with this as far as Ford is concerned? I would think that the airflow opening in the Axis grill is big enough that it wouldn't be an issue.
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Old 03-08-2016, 10:11 PM   #23
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I installed home depot screen guard, Works great.

Ron installed Lowes screen guard, having read the posts regarding protecting the radiator and oil cooler. Thank you ! K
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:33 AM   #24
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VKB,

I have the same screen guard sitting in the den awaiting installation. Did it take much modification to ge it to fit and how did you attache it?

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Old 03-09-2016, 01:47 AM   #25
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Doc...Ron sez he attached the top tabs to the plastic piece which comes down over the frame .. the bottom, he bent the tab 90 degrees to shorten it..so it matched up with the existing hole on each side. He is hoping the top, using self tapping screws holds in the plastic..if vibration causes it to work loose he will address that situation.
I will take a couple photos tomorrow morning of the tab application and attach to this feed. K
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:00 AM   #26
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Fantastic, thanks and I look forward to the pictures.

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Old 03-09-2016, 01:18 PM   #27
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Doc .. attached are photos of install of radiator screen...
I quizzed Ron on exactly what he did...
he attached the screen with the self tapping screws as shown on top..
below, he simply bent the tabs as shown to shorten the tab...did not attach
at the bottom...it feels tight and secure and is easily removable to fill the
windshield wiper reservoir, etc.
I saw another post, where a contributor used zip ties to affix the screen.
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Old 03-09-2016, 01:41 PM   #28
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Thanks for the pictures, looks like I have a "do-to" project for next week.

One last question: "Did you have to remove the "nose-piece hood" to get in there or does it drop down far enough to work over"?

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Old 03-09-2016, 01:48 PM   #29
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When you unlock the front on both sides, gently pull forward and it drops down..plenty of room to work...Ron said he had to push the horn (on the left) out of the way, slightly,..and you will notice, at the bottom, it sits on the frame, against the fill lid for the windshield washer fluid. Ron may re-think attachment, after he has to fill the reservoir once ! The zip ties may be the way to go !!
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Old 03-09-2016, 02:02 PM   #30
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Old 03-11-2016, 02:23 AM   #31
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Ron installed Lowes screen guard, having read the posts regarding protecting the radiator and oil cooler. Thank you ! K
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I like that one. Looks simpler and does not change the looks of the original open grill. Thanks.
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Old 03-11-2016, 09:14 PM   #32
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I also used the screen guard from Home Depot. I used the existing bolts to lock it into place. My screen guard may have been bigger to allow me to do this. I did have to bend the bottom of the screen guard back on itself so it would fit. Was careful not to pinch any existing wires.
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Old 03-12-2016, 03:45 PM   #33
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Love Bug Screen

Here is a cheap screen for FOD and the love bugs which plague us now and then here in FL. It is grey FG screening stretched over the outside of the grill frame. It is actually quite rugged as it stopped the stump of a tumbleweed about as big as your thumb from getting to the radiator at around 60 mph.

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Old 03-26-2016, 12:26 AM   #34
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Thanks for sharing this idea. We just installed a dog door screen in our axis today really was pretty straight forward. I used a couple existing bolt holes to attach the screen at the top and some zip ties in the middle. Had to trim for the hinge swing on the hood.
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Old 03-28-2016, 10:39 PM   #35
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I bought a sheet of aluminum 1/2 expanded metal and will try to fabricate a fit in front of the radiator. It should be easy to trip with tin snips. We'll see how it works out. Discussed it with my local RV service shop and his only comment was that it would be much better than trying to find a new radiator stuck on the road....
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:46 AM   #36
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Some really cool thoughts and ideas here, I guess I know what my next project will be...
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Old 03-29-2016, 12:56 AM   #37
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Had the Vegas in the shop for some warranty work this past Friday/Saturday. The shop man really liked the bug guard. When I told him you can get it a Lowes or Home Depo for under $25 and it takes just four screws to install...he took a picture for future reference.

Now, if I could just get the "Shower Curtain Rod Mounting Parts" I can finish up with the Shower curtain install.

The HUD should arrive tomorrow.

Then it is on to "Black Water Tank" Modification; I just ordered one of those Tornado cleaner...looks simple enough, just hope all the parts are included .

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Old 03-29-2016, 01:37 PM   #38
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Has anyone asked Thor why they neglected to protect the radiator on those models? It makes no sense to sell a vehicle with an unprotected radiator.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:32 PM   #39
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Metalman,
That is an appropriate question, but it can be asked for quite a few issues that are brought up in this forum. As I said earlier, this was a problem for the Honda Civic, which are quite prevalent on our roads. One little rock would take out the A/C condenser costing quite a bit to replace. I would guess that this issue wasn't even taken into account and wasn't an issue until the models got on the road and experienced an incident. Glad I am dealing with it before I take an extended trip though.
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Old 03-29-2016, 02:35 PM   #40
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Have you looked at an E350 lately? There isn't much better radiator protection in those than there is in the Vegas/Axis units.
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