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When I was talking to Blkdragn at the GTG and he mentioned that the front opening on my yet-to-be-installed Roush bumper would be a good place for the front license plate, it started me thinking.

I had seen a Focus online that had the rear hatch "smoothed" to get rid of the indent for the rear plate... I found a place in Great Britain that makes a fiberglass cap that goes over the hatch and does this without a ton of metalwork. You just have to blend the edges of the fibergalss cap and the metal hatch together to clean up the looks when the hatch is open. I could relocate the rear plate to the opening in the rear Roush bumper, but it would cover the "Roush" logo molded in the bottom part of the bumper.

Here's some pics of what the hatch would look like:

Let me know what you NorCal'ers think...
 

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cool $hit ..lots of work , fiberglass ? i would just make it out of metal (cause i weld at work all day) pick up a extra hatch and do the work so the $hit dont ever crack..
 

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Wow, that looks great!!
Plus, it's the right color too.
[headbang]

I agree with volcomstone1966, buy a piece of steel and weld it in. With a little bondo you've got a solid panel that won't crack. Although, there are some pretty serious adhesives nowadays that will bond fiberglass to metal permanently.

I'm curious though, would you post the link to the fill in panel?
 

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cool $hit ..lots of work , fiberglass ? i would just make it out of metal (cause i weld at work all day) pick up a extra hatch and do the work so the $hit dont ever crack..
I'm a non-welder, otherwise that would be a great idea. I like the idea of all metal better than fiberglass anyday.

I guess I need to take a welding class at the local community center [deviltail] I have all these ideas but not the skill to do them! [?|]
 

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Wow, that looks great!!
Plus, it's the right color too.
[headbang]

I agree with volcomstone1966, buy a piece of steel and weld it in. With a little bondo you've got a solid panel that won't crack. Although, there are some pretty serious adhesives nowadays that will bond fiberglass to metal permanently.

I'm curious though, would you post the link to the fill in panel?
Here it is (on eBay international):

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=190274206963&ssPageName=ADME:X:RTQ:GB:1123
 

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This has been done here in the states. There have been a couple done here in Minnesota. I have pics on a diff computer of one of the cars. Definitely looks great!
 

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I'm a non-welder, otherwise that would be a great idea. I like the idea of all metal better than fiberglass any day.

I guess I need to take a welding class at the local community center [deviltail] I have all these ideas but not the skill to do them! [?|]
I just tool a look at the panel <---Love it!
It definitely would work well with the fiberglass-metal bonding adhesive.

Not to worry about cracking since it's the whole panel and not a fill in piece.
 

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^^^^ Nice! I like the modified bumper for the plate, but I think it's a bunch of work!
 

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I could relocate the rear plate to the opening in the rear Roush bumper, but it would cover the "Roush" logo molded in the bottom part of the bumper.
Now that I think about it, since the exhaust goes thru the opening in the roush bumper to the far left, I could offset the license plate to the far right and the Roush logo would be visible. I would just need to get some LED lights to shine down on the plate to keep the po-po happy.
 

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For plate lighting how about these?


Different brands also have black, chrome or natural aluminum.
 

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ive been thinking about doing this for awhile. i actually found those smoothing plates as well.

^^^i second that, who knows what the final price would run for all of this?
 

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well if you good with metal and bondo then it shouldn't be too expensive.
 

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Studies show that 92% of kids listen to rap. If you are one of the 8% who still listens to real music put this in your signature
Hey, I'm a 40 y.o. that listens to rap... Am I exempt from this statement since I am far from being a "kid"? [;)]
 

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I'll be 39 this February and I like the old school Rap from the 80's and early 90's like Public Enemy, Kool Moe Dee, NWA.....

I'm digging this smooth look. I wonder what it would look like with my Roush mid wing and bumper?
 
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