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Discussion in 'Ferrari Discussion (not model specific)' started by SED, Dec 17, 2003.

  1. SED

    SED Karting

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    Painted challenge grill
     
  2. SED

    SED Karting

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    another pic...
     
  3. SED

    SED Karting

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    one more...
     
  4. Dr. Bob

    Dr. Bob Formula Junior

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    Certainly looks different
     
  5. LA Swede

    LA Swede Formula Junior

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    I can see how the color looks different. Still like it though, a lot.

    Var i Sverige ar du?
     
  6. Doody

    Doody F1 Veteran

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    and here's a red 360 - not quite so "close-up".

    in the 355 the challenge grille makes a real difference in engine compartment temperature. i considered having mine painted yellow, but never pulled the trigger.

    i don't know if the 360 challenge grille makes such a big diff, but this guy seemed to want body-color plus challenge grille.

    doody.
     
  7. dan360

    dan360 F1 Rookie

    Feb 18, 2003
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    Is that a Venturi in the background down there?

    IMO black is better, I think the painted look is a bit strange. That said, I like my black car with the Challenge Grill.
     
  8. Bolicious

    Bolicious Rookie

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    The reason the color looks different, especially from afar is because the dark holes actually make it look darker. When color matching this is noticable. For chrome or black grilling, you will never notice. Also, the brighter the color, the more striking the color differrence will SEEM to be, even though the match may physically be perfect.
     
  9. SED

    SED Karting

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    Jag är ifrån Malmö, själv då?
     
  10. richard

    richard Formula 3

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    Personally (and this is just my opinion as someone in the art world) I think that the painted challenge grilles look like @$$. Completely gross from any perspective except incredibly far away, at which point even things such as Monica Lewinsky seem attractive.

    Just my $.02 ...
     
  11. CraigW

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    yes, I think is a venturi
     
  12. LA Swede

    LA Swede Formula Junior

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    fodd i Stockholm men bodde i Malmo nagra regniga och blasiga ar... de senaste dryga 10 aren mestadels i Sodra Kalifornien.

    jag minns att det fanns en Ferrari handlare pa Tessins vag, Autoropa, men dom har flyttat tror jag. Kommer inte ihag om Wendel's hade Ferrari.

    jag garna vilja pumpa dig pa lite information om din uppfattning om 355:an. fran din profil sa verkar det som om du hade 355:an tidigare och har nu en 360. jag ar medveten om problemen med exhaust manifold, C pillar crack bl.a. tubi exhaust manifold verkar losa det forsta problemet vad jag forstatt. hade du nagra problem med bilen? service verkar vara betydligt billigar i Sverige an i USA. dollarn har iofs kraschat, sa det kanske har jamnat ut sig lite. F1 systemet, var du nojd med det? andra synpunkter och asikter du vill dela med dig?

    mina forsta planer var pa en 99 355 F1 Spyder. efter ha sett fina berlinettor och 6 speeds sa kan jag tanka mig att ga den vagen.



     
  13. paulb

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    do not like it, sorry :-(
     
  14. ernie

    ernie Two Time F1 World Champ
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    Yeah, that looks sweet. I think that the black grill looks cheap. Don't listen to the purists, they are only happy if it is 100% stock, and we all know stock sucks. If you are happy with it that's what counts. I say it looks waaaay better than black.
     
  15. JimSchad

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    don't like it. looks like those springy lawn chairs from the 60's with the wire mesh.

    I prefer the black as it reminds me of the Testarossa's rear with the contrasting black strakes against the body color.
     
  16. notoboy

    notoboy F1 Rookie

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    Never really though of painting a challenge grill before now... hmmm.

    Does reducing the temp in the engine compartment of a 355 make a difference in performance or otherwise???

    David
     
  17. WJHMH

    WJHMH Two Time F1 World Champ
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    LOL!!
     
  18. redhead

    redhead F1 Rookie
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    We had a customer that requested it, and after getting his painted, 2 weeks later the car is back and the paint is getting stripped off and the black is going back on.

    Does that tell you anything?

    My .02 euro, Not worth it. It breaks up the rear end well. (that can be taken the wrong way, so no comments DES)
     
  19. LetsJet

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    Can anyone reload the pictures of painted challenge grills?
     
  20. WarrenF355

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    Yeah! Sounds neat! Has anyone painted one on a CS and carried the stripe through it? I think it would be ugly but I want to see it anyway!
     
  21. fiorano94

    fiorano94 F1 Veteran

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    those pictures dont come up for me! can somebody post a different way to see them??
     
  22. LetsJet

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    The pictures were lost when the server crashed.

    I PM'ed the thread starter and asked if he still had them.
     
  23. LetsJet

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  24. GordonF355

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    ugly! Why bother installing a black challenge grille just to end up painting it? I guess for air cooling, but certainly not for looks!
     
  25. fiorano94

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    that deffinately is pretty fugly
     

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