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    Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    As you can see I'm no Photoshop expert - but anyways.. One of the few things I don't Love about my Fleetwood Brougham is how the front-end looks very out-dated. I love the rear - and I think the sides are fine - it's just the front that looks a little boring to me.. How much would it cost to get something fabricated to fit like this?
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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    Actually that looks kinda cool, like an Escalade front But my first question is, what are you doing at the Lincoln Dealership!!!?

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    Escalade front end? It actually looks really good. If you can get that done, it'd be really sweet.

    The fronts are a bit boring aren't they eh? Nice photoshop job though!

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    LINCOLN DEALERSHIP?! *zooms in*

    lol *shakes finger* Very bad man!

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    I don't like those front ends too much. But if they did want to go after the big car market again they could always take that style of Fleetwood, throw the front end on it and then make it match the rest of the car. You wouldn't think it would be too hard to do but I guess maybe they still wouldn't be able to sell the big rear wheel drive :disappoin

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    I agree that the front could use something. Not sure if the 'new' look would fit with the design of the rest of the car though.

    As for cost? Let's say 10 grand +/- a few grand. You need to rework the hood and fenders. That takes metal crafting skills. You need to make new mounting positions for grille, bumper and headlights. You need to make new headlight that mimic the Escalade design but are small enough to fit. You need to mold a bumper and make it out of fiberglass, along with the insert between the headlight and grille.

    I could go on, but I think I've pushed it closer to 20 g's.

    They key is how to change headlights, grille and bumper without much body modification. For that, you might look at other makes and models for stuff that could be made to fit.

    And remember that you need to keep the front bumper chrome OR paint the rest of the chrome trim.

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sal Collaziano
    the front-end looks very out-dated.
    Good artwork! And my thoughts exactly. The "Sixteen" concept has good front-end stuff going on. In fact, the only thing I like about that little compact CTS is the headlights. I was trying to figure out how to graft them onto my rig. But, your idea has a better finished look. BTW, nice grille emblem.

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    While I like the current front end, make 2 and I'll buy one from you! I like it too. I just wonder how the rest of the lines would blend. I'll try to use my imagination on that one.

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    Hmm, that looks very nice. It would almost be the 21st century fleetwood!

    Id be interested in finding a way to incorporate the chrome bumper, because I really like that.!!!

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    fugly

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    Thanks all - except Lev! It's not exactly proportionate - so the real thing would look better.. I'd love to have a similar front-end along with that console mod with navigation...
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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    Oh man.....i cant say i think that looks to good. the Fleetwood Brougham is beautiful just the way it is. You want to replace a big chrome bumper and grille with that painted stuff......??? I disagree 100%

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    Sorry, but I don't like it! I like the car the way is was designed. Also, I have a '93 Sixty~Special *and* an '03 Town Car. Where is it written (I musta missed it) that to love Caddies (I do) that one must hate Lincolns? I love them both, equally and have zero complaints with either of them. I think that they have always (well, since the mid-Sixties) been equal cars. Not so one step down, however. The Mercurys could never hold a candle to the Olds 98s & Buick Electras (name prior to Park Avenue, if you are under 35). The reason I bought a Town Car over a de Ville was because my local Caddy dealer retred after 53 years in business at the same location, and sold the land to a developer (Condos, what else???). The next closest Caddy dealer is just too far away and requires driving on two major highways where 65 MPH is {almost} mandatory for like 22 miles! Not good idea if/when you have "car trouble" and are trying to get to your dealership. The Lincoln dealer closest to me is 9 miles away on suburban residential 25 MPH roads and is the #1 L-M dealer in America for CSI with an entire wall of awards, and a constant CSI of 99.1%. Thusly, I bought the Town Car, but I still love Caddies, too. However, I would never buy German or Japanese "luxury cars". Possibly Jaguar and/or Volvo or Saab, but very doubtful!

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy
    Where is it written (I musta missed it) that to love Caddies (I do) that one must hate Lincolns?
    I agree with that. My first car was a 1989 Lincoln Mark VII and I loved it to death, pitty death wasn't too far away for it. I tried the Lincolns, and now I'm trying the Cadillacs. Nothing wrong with that.

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    Re: Don't laugh too hard now - but I'd like this Fleetwood front-end modification.

    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy
    Where is it written (I musta missed it) that to love Caddies (I do) that one must hate Lincolns?
    Especially since they were both founded by the same man.

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