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Old 12-28-2012, 12:57 PM   #6
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Originally Posted by OrangeSVTguy View Post
I even thought of a euro grill with the fold-up emblem? I can put the plug in there if it would fit?
Your comment inspired me to try it out, and it works! Copied and shortened from my showroom thread:

Then I done did some Dremel'ing:

And now I can do this!

The only issue is that the block cord is currently sitting in the space and is not secured in any way other than friction. This means that I have to open the hood to jimmy everything around to get the cords to plug together, but I can then shut the hood and forget about it. I have the outlet on a timer that starts about 3 hours before I go to work, so in the mornings I just pull the extension cord out, flip the badge over, and off I go! Eventually I might secure the block plug a bit more so that I don't even have to open the hood, but it works fine for now.
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