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Old 11th August 2017, 18:59
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looks darn good though - however heavy

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Old 15th October 2017, 13:34
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Finally got around to fitting the 'long nose' with the new grille fitted.

I am pleased

20171015_142933 by WCA!, on Flickr

20171015_142919 by WCA!, on Flickr

20171015_142927 by WCA!, on Flickr

Just ordered a pair of replacement head light surrounds too.
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Old 15th October 2017, 13:37
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Looks great, well done.
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Old 15th October 2017, 14:23
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Yeah that works ...

gives it a whole heap of character and a nod towards the original plan ...

a Maserati tributo
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Old 15th October 2017, 14:37
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Wow, I l liked it before, but that seems to bring everything together really nicely. Looks fantastic.

I pity the first bird of rabbit that you encounter.
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Old 15th October 2017, 15:59
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That works really well- adding "un tridente" would mean that most people would not be able to tell.
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Old 15th October 2017, 16:17
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Yep that works very well. Congratulations!
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Old 15th October 2017, 16:34
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That makes a massive difference, it gives the car a whole new look, very good !
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Old 15th October 2017, 19:43
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Wow that looks great!
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Old 16th October 2017, 00:10
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Great result! Really screams Maserati now..
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Old 16th October 2017, 12:07
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Lovely job looks great !
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Old 16th October 2017, 14:09
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That looks fantastic - you must be well pleased with the results.
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Old 16th October 2017, 22:28
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Bloody nice grill. Really does set it off.

And if you're in a hurry making salad you could get someone to chuck a cucumber at it, at speed.

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Old 17th October 2017, 05:18
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WCA As others have said, the grille looks stunning and transforms the car.





Enjoy, Paul.
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Old 17th October 2017, 08:50
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Nice before and after photos. Thanks.

Now I just need one with just the gaping hole or perhaps half a pheasant for the 'between' shot
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Old 17th October 2017, 09:08
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Love the new grill but hate the plasterers mesh in the front air vents.
There are quite a few different stainless mesh patterns and gauges on Ebay you could experiment with.
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Old 17th October 2017, 10:42
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mesh in vents is next on the list. It matched the original grille but now clashes horribly. Trying to decide what to do. Simply remove it or replace with something else and if so, what?

The 'original' used 'plasterers mesh' for the main grill and brake vent ducting for the sides and moderns stick driving lights in the holes


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Old 17th October 2017, 11:04
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Have a look on Ebay at some of the mesh used on modern Jags as an aftermarket option. There are also generic stainless steel mesh in lots of different sizes and thicknesses.
I wonder if you could find an oblong mesh, mount it long side vertical and then black out the horizontal bars with permanent marker or paint so that it looks like a small scale of the main grill?
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Old 17th October 2017, 13:41
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That's possible - I just don't want the front too over-shiney. It is finding the balance between plain usability, a pretty face and some show car that looks like it drove through a chrome shop.

The vertical main grille slats also make the nose of the car look wider. I am wondering if drawing attention to the side vents will make this better or worse.

I make well cut out some circles of tin foil to cover the mesh and then try colouring it in with different patterns to see what works.

I could always attach some piping behind the vents to cool the brakes as was originally intended but my first attempt at that looked shitty. Hopefully I have improved over the last few years so who knows.

As I said - still thinking of the options open to me at this point.
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Old 17th October 2017, 14:29
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[QUOTE=Jaguartvr;91251]Have a look on Ebay at some of the mesh used on modern Jags as an aftermarket option. QUOTE]


Jag mesh
https://m.ebay.co.uk/itm/100mm-x-500...67&_mwBanner=1
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