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  1. #1 Roadster grille 
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    4 months ago I bought some nice shiney anodised wire from ebay with the idea that I would test out the feasibility of crimping it and weaving a replacement grille mesh. I made a peg board and crimped a few lengths. No way! So laborious getting consistency and flatness I concluded that I was daft to even have entertained the idea in the first place.


    What happens? Well, no sooner comes lockdown and the wire crimping begans again in earnest. I have just finished the weaving and threading through the alloy frame. Some finishing remains however the result is so much better than the original, ill-fitting and oxidised grille I'm pretty pleased. The rest of the roadster stripdown should gather pace once the weather warms up a bit more but at least I have a nice sparkly front end to spur me on.


    If anyone has a spare Marlin badge that's looking for a spiffing new grille to adorn please get in touch. Thanks.
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  2. #2 Re: Roadster grille 
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    Well done. You must have the patience of a saint!
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    Absolutely brilliant.

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    I will send you a PM.

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    Just to wet your appetite

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    I will send you a PM.

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    Thanks for your kind words all.
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