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Front grill

Postby Dreamachine » Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:46 am

Anybody know what year they changed the badge on the front grille :?:

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Re: Front grill

Postby Paul G » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:24 pm

If you're talking about the Mk3, they didn't.

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Re: Front grill

Postby D366Y » Fri Aug 11, 2017 4:28 pm

If you mean the mesh grille that had FORD written on, they are from the Mk2 cars ('74-'78) and then all the Mk3 cars ('78-87) had the plastic grill with the ford badge on the front

You can put a Mk2 grille on a mk3 car as the screw-holes are in the same place and it is quite a common change. In fact a lot of the MK2 guys get annoyed that the Mk3 guys always take all the grilles! :lol:

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Re: Front grill

Postby Dreamachine » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:13 pm

Well mines got the white ford name on the front not the oval ford badge :ford:

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Re: Front grill

Postby Dreamachine » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:15 pm

The previous owner must of changed it then coz mines 82

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Re: Front grill

Postby Dreamachine » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:23 pm

Any preference to whether should change it or stick with the mk2 grille

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Re: Front grill

Postby andyd » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:32 pm

Dreamachine wrote:Any preference to whether should change it or stick with the mk2 grille

It's your car and you should have it how you want it :) But always keep the original parts so it can be put back to standard if or when you want.
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Re: Front grill

Postby Dreamachine » Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:35 pm

Ok cheers guys..think will stick with the mk2

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Re: Front grill

Postby Arya2.0S » Sun Aug 13, 2017 1:32 pm

D366Y wrote:If you mean the mesh grille that had FORD written on, they are from the Mk2 cars ('74-'78) and then all the Mk3 cars ('78-87) had the plastic grill with the ford badge on the front

You can put a Mk2 grille on a mk3 car as the screw-holes are in the same place and it is quite a common change. In fact a lot of the MK2 guys get annoyed that the Mk3 guys always take all the grilles! :lol:

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The holes might line up but you'll need to drill out the spot welds and remove the extra lower mounting lugs ford welded on especially for the mk3 grille. Unless you bend them backwards or remove them completely the mk2 will not fit.


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