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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 08-25-2014, 01:32 PM Thread Starter
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If I made custom grills would people buy them?

Most of you have seen the grill I made for my fusion. Some like it some do not. Using the stock grill pieces did not work out real well for painting and durability so I am looking to make a mold and make one out of ABS plastic. Once I made the mold I could make an almost limitless number of them. They would be a solid plastic frame with honeycomb mesh (same as the lower sport grill) molded as part of it. Would you buy it and how much would be a good price? I think materials are going to cost about 45 dollars.


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I still like my 5 year old car. It's probably worth much less than I think, but I'd be willing to purchase your grill at a reasonable price. Not that a new grill would add any value to my car should I need to sell it and buy something other.

The factory grill is not the most attractive grill in my view, but I've never seen anyone laugh at my car while driving by.

I've seen custom grills on eBay for $300 and up. Those look pretty plain to me but others may think differently. Can you Photoshop your detailed design?

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it will look like this with much bigger honycomb



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I'd be interested. Since a metal billet grille is 250-300 bucks, a plastic one should go for maybe a buck fifty-ish.

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I was thinking $100 max maybe less. Depends on how many people want one and how large a bulk of plastic I get. Because of the sheer size of the top piece it would be very similar to the e-bay one in that either the top piece would be three pieces (like how the grill on the Ford edge is) or the grill part would meet up with the top piece. I know most would want to see finished work first. I'm doing one regardless for my own car. When its done I will post up the results and people can order one if they like it.

I have seen so many people in the car world make custom stuff get in over there head and people get upset because of price etc. I’m not trying to make a lot of money off of this. If I was I wouldn’t tell you how much materials cost. And no offense but I wouldn’t be making stuff for the fusion.


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I would be interested once I see the final product. My Fusion came with a front grill that was so pockmarked that this could be nice improvement. I do worry about what this might do to aerodynamics at high speed though. These cars are somewhat challenged in that area already.


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I've been PMing you for a while about your grille. I'm in for sure.

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I'd like to see the final product too!

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Id be seriously interested. Needs a big ford emblem in the center though, like the 2014 SHO grille


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the grill posted above doesnt seem to sit right, just to the left of the ds light.
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