So i recently managed to source a MK2 grille. I wasn't expecting to be able to find one as i know how rare they are but asked on the off-chance and somehow the car gods smiled on me and i ended up with this:
Its in really good condition, all the mounting lugs are present and unmolested and all the honeycomb structure is in perfect condition, it was however very very dusty and the FORD letters need touching up and the whole thing could do with a lick of paint so i started by washing the whole thing in the shower.
Very dusty, looks like its been collecting dust for quite some time:
All cleaned up:
Close up of the faded FORD lettering:
Nothing my years of making scale models and some enamel paint cant handle:
I realize i need some pipe cleaners to clean in between all the little holes a lot better than i already have so that will be something i do later.
Thats all for now on the grille, but i did manage to fix a long standing niggle ive had with my under dash panels since owning the car thanks to Capri Gear:
My OCD can now rest lol. It doesn't work, never has as the modern radio thats fitted has this function built in, but its better than having a gaping hole on show.