C1 Front Grill

mmikey82

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Never been happy with the front grills on my cougar so i decided to have a play--
a couple of weeks ago i transformed this into my top grill and to be honest i like it
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then today i changed one of the shelves off this into my bottom grill
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but im not sure it has worked heres the pics what do you think ?
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rudebwoy

i know this is an old thread but COULD YOU TELL ME HOW PLEASE.... it reminds me of an ST grille and i would like to do the mod myself. is it just lying on top of the oe grille or is that the only part now..... P.S. IT LOOKS STUNNING
 

mmikey82

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i know this is an old thread but COULD YOU TELL ME HOW PLEASE.... it reminds me of an ST grille and i would like to do the mod myself. is it just lying on top of the oe grille or is that the only part now..... P.S. IT LOOKS STUNNING
for the top grill i cut out all the criss cross bits and then replaced it with the grey mesh but i didnt cut a couple of supports that hold the badge in place.
the bottom grill is just the original wrapped in the black mesh
 

adamellisuk

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That looks really great dude.....

I just want to make mine plain black by removing the Ford badge but there would obviously be a hole lol
 

bigc23

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Lookin real nice there bud!

Love the DIY imagination of making something different on the Cat out of something lying around at home.

Nice Work!!
 

mmikey82

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well here we go again , i decided to compleatly de-badge the front of the car and change the grills again.
heres a couple of pics of the end result
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i think the stainless goes quite well with the black
 

scunnycougar

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how to you attach the mesh for the bottom part of this mod (the bit between the fog lights)?

Cat3 needs something in that area so I would be interested to know
 

Quicksilver

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Looking Good Mike.(y)
Where did you get the mesh from as the stuff I used has started to rust and could do with being renewed.
 

mmikey82

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Looking Good Mike.(y)
Where did you get the mesh from as the stuff I used has started to rust and could do with being renewed.

believe it or not Halfords,it actually worked out cheaper than ebay and its proper stainless so shouldnt rust--£29.99 for a 300mm x 900mm sheet and thats enough to do all three grills if you are careful