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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 10:59 pm 
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Gentlemen, this is the concept I have in my head. Below is a crude photoshop, but you get the general idea. I think, with the proper materials and workmanship it would look good. Just a one piece mesh part in the grill, but with no depth, perfectly to the endge of the grill surround.

Then the mesh piece in the lower part of the bumper, not inset at all, but right up to the border of the bumper hollow where the horizontal piece would formerly sit.

Obviously a costly, difficult, and time consuming idea, but it's just one I have in my head. Below the the concept photoshop is the sort of mesh look I'm trying to depict in my photoshop.

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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:19 pm 
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fair enough ... would be individual... i like the idea of the mest no being inset at all would look good

 

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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:21 pm 
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fourL6 wrote:
fair enough ... would be individual... i like the idea of the mest no being inset at all would look good


And very difficult, hehe. If I was to do that (in my dreams), I may allow up to half a CM of depth for the mesh. Because I know it would be veryyyy hard to get it right to the edge of the grill and bumper.

 

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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:25 pm 
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Grill Idea is great. As upgrading to another ford one can be costly anyway(EL fairmont just sold for $150 on Ebay all the way up to the $1100 I got quoted at ford for an EL GT grille) I think doing the bumper too possibly looks a bit much though.

 

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Posted: Wed May 17, 2006 11:27 pm 
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looks kinda T-series too!!

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:35 am 
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Grill Idea is great. As upgrading to another ford one can be costly anyway(EL fairmont just sold for $150 on Ebay all the way up to the $1100 I got quoted at ford for an EL GT grille) I think doing the bumper too possibly looks a bit much though.


Well I do want to buy an EF Fairmont grill and have a play around with that at some point. Then MAYBE after that I'd give the lower mesh insert idea a ponder. Cheers for opinion.

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:48 am 
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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 2:59 am 
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my first attempt at custom grill came all to the end with no recess but i made 2 of them and had trouble with the rounded corners.. ill find the pics and post em as uve already see the final version i settled on. but hey go for it i say... :D

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 3:40 am 
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I like it, much better then the usual over the top scraping front bar.

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 8:05 am 
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agreed the top grille bit would look pretty awesome, sorta fbtish but not. but i think it would take some work to make the lower half look decent.


ill take ur old grille :) mines got more stone chips than paint atm

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 10:55 am 
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That looks funky.

Loving the look of the jag though.
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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 11:07 am 
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I'm going to pick up a grill from a wrecker soon so I can have a play. Thanks for the feedback guys, and yeah I know the bumper bit would be really difficult to make it look good. But if you coulddd, o ja!

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 11:25 am 
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Looks good because jags are owned by ford. They are nothing special, just a flashy mondeo
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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:08 pm 
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the x type is based on the mondeo platform. the xj shown aboveis not. its all new and is awesome think it weighs less than a falcon as they used aluminum for pretty much the whole body

 

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Posted: Thu May 18, 2006 12:20 pm 
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The grille looks very FBT, I like it lol ;)

The bottom bit would be ok, but the effort n attempts to get it perfect wouldnt be worth it imho.

ps, i love the XJR x350, nothing to do with a mondeo!!!!

 

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