grille to a premium bumper over the next few weeks and will post up some pics, this may solve the age old problem of being able to source a premium bumper but no chrome grille and will cost a lot less than the stupid money they seem to fetch on e bay when you can find a complete one.( Ã‚Â£ 800 -Ã‚Â£1000 ! )
One of the issues to overcome is that the MG7 grille is for an MG not a Rover so the badge recess is octagonal and there is no Rover badge currently in existence to fit.
So i have been corrsesonding with a badge manufacturer to produce one and have now received the artwork for an octagonal Rover badge which will fit the MG7 grille as below
The consensus so far is to have the image on the left with the silver outline from the image on the right which will add 50p to the cost of the badge and will make them about Ã‚Â£10.50 each plus the setting up tooling costs of Ã‚Â£120, these will be metal badges
Radioguy is sourcing the grilles from his contact in China and will hopefully be confirming the details in the near future, and the bare premium bumpers are nornally available on e bay for around Ã‚Â£60.
If you want to visit the club site there is a long thread about it but what i want to know is does anyone in this community who might be interested in the project want to order a badge as I now want to have some badges made up, I need around 10 members who are willing to take a Ã‚Â£22 punt - there is a list going on the club site with 6 names on so far so if you want to be included let me know by posting on here please.
Once the initial run of badges is done then they can be ordered for only the Ã‚Â£10.50 or so but if those interested hold back then the tooling costs will not be covered so taking a punt now for relatively little money will help members in the future and surely a good thing
I know the mod is not for everyone and may have a limited interest but it is considered to be a sort of holy grail of mods by some, and has been niggling away for some time with no real answers
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