So last week I was at Aase Sales (www.aasesales.com) poking around in the parts dept when Homer handed me a large rectangular box. Inside was a brand new Porsche reproduction engine grill. Of course he knew I wouldn't be able to put it back...
What a nice piece of jewelry this thing is. It would take an awful lot
of work to restore an original piece to look as good as this one. The bars are
perfectly straight, anodizing and paint is perfect...like I said, a nice quality
piece. Comparing it side by side with my original grill everything looked spot
on. The shape was the same, the spacing of the bars is the same and the way each
bar is terminated was just like my original piece. The only difference that I
could find was that the new grill has a slightly smaller mesh opening that the
original. A little annoying, but you would have to be a pretty serious anorak to
notice that when it is installed.
All in all, I am really happy and
think it will finish off my restoration quite nicely. Aase Sales also had some
black ones in stock for the 2.4 liter cars.