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Old 05-17-2020, 08:28 AM
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Looks nice. My opinion would be way more work for you. I like the idea of moving the headlights further apart to open up the grill.
I am very impressed by this inspiring build.
I believe you should first finish the first iteration. Then you can iterate from there.
I agree though that open up the grill may be nice. If you need further inspiration, in my humble opinion a look at the Peugeot 402 Darl'mat Pourtout Roadster may be worth a look.
https://s31.wheelsage.org/format/pic...roadster_3.jpg
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I spent the last week thinking and cleaning the main room of the shop...and thinking....and cleaning. I have actual concrete visible. Those of you who have been here can appreciate the magnitude of this task.

Today, I had to play with the car even though I'm not through cleaning.

Shortly after I made the last post, Mark 'Superleggera' Savory sent me a suggestion with this photo. He suggested enlarging the grill vertically and adding a couple small lights below the first. If additional cooling is needed, he suggested small openings around the grill. He sent three photos, one with the tall grill and vents and new lights, One with the same grill and vents, and an original

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Again, here is where it was this morning.

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And this is what it looks like now. The new lights are just tape/

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I definitely like it better. I have lights on order. It looks like I'll be working on grill prototype #5....
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Old 05-22-2020, 08:46 PM
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i like that better, Kerry.
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I definitely like it better. I have lights on order. It looks like I'll be working on grill prototype #5....
That looks spot on. Very good looking.
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Will there be a bumper? If so it really needs to be mocked up to incase it changes the whole look of it. I was shocked how my simple one had an effect on mine as was happy with the looks of my grille until then!
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Just another opinion, but regarding the grill surround trim piece I think I would flare the front of the upper trim (the one coming across the hood) so it merges cleanly into the grill opening trim. Then make the grill surround trim with a similar cross section to what the headlight bezels have. They are very close together and it seems to me that they should look like they were made to work together. I think you could make the grill trim in one piece on your reciprocating machine. Cut out a good blank, leaving an extra inch on the inner and outer edges, use a custom made die set, then use the extra material around the edges to shrink or stretch it into shape. Try it on some scrap. If you are considering making the opening larger for aesthetic purposes, that's OK. But if it because you feel you might need more airflow to the radiator and didn't really want to enlarge for looks, consider duct work from below that won't be seen. Also, FYI, Shapiro Metal Supply carries various sizes of thin gage stainless #8 mirror finish. https://www.shapirosupply.com/
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