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Hey all,

I am interested in purchasing a European "Ford" Grill. When looking at them at www.batinc.net, I noticed that they sell two different ones... apparently because of grill sizes.

Here's my question, is there a drastic difference in sizes? Also, why we are on the subject, is the only difference in grills the sizes? How about designs? I have seen some "Cougar" grills with a beehive type of backing.

Thanks for any information in regards to this!!!
 

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There is... on the 01-02, the corners aren't cut out, as the headlights didn't have pieces on the ends that met the bumper. You could technically cut the grille for an 01-02 to fit a 99-00 if you had to.
 

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The 01/02 looks a WHOLE lot better... the older one looks weird... just go ahead and get a grill insert though.. u won't regret it!
 

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2001+ grilles have the beehive type backing, while the 99-00 have the slit type design.
 

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Thanks for you guy's help so far!

Does anyone know of a good How-To Tutorial on inserting a 01/02 into a 99?

Thanks again!
 

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The 01-02 grill bolts in the same place as the 99-00. To make the 01-02 fit...you have to cut the ends off. You should be able to just line them up next to each other and cut off the difference.
 

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Does the new grill with no ends look tacky?

Anyone know of anyone who has done the conversion and posted pics?

Thanks for all your help so far!
 
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