Hey guys, I know a lot of us have been on the RTR decklid panel quest for acquisition thread lately trying to get those details sorted out and as that is starting to be sent out and others await their orders I kind of had a thought that I wanted some feedback on.
So as I'm sure many others can agree the panel for the license plate and the surrounding oem plastic is just...well... plain fugly. I hate it. It matches nothing else on the entire car and just sticks out to me because of that. I really think our brothers at ford sh*t the bed on that choice. Then there are the alternative options. As far as I've found anywhere there are only 2. Carbon Fiber- not my style; or the RTR duct surround- its alright, but not what I'm looking for.
But anyhow, I was thinking of getting a bit creative and maybe fabricating a new surround frame. Since I got my newer model I have been dreaming of a license plate panel that would tie in to the decklid panel and really bring the whole rear together. ha! But I was thinking once I get the RTR in and on there that I will have this decklid panel I just took off that I could either try to sell on ebay or try to make a really sweet matching surround panel for the license plate. I'm sure I'm not the only one to have thought of this but I think it sounds simple enough and I'm just wondering if anyone has actually tried this out there or successfully done it.
I think having the decklid and license plate surround match would be a sweet custom mod and I think it would just take a little cutting for fitment. Then finding a means of mounting it. I considered adhesion by glue, 3m tape, etc.,. but that makes me nervous about holding especially long term. No showing screws because that sort of defeats the purpose of the smooth cohesion of matching the two panels. Anyone have any suggestions for that?
Sorry to ramble on there but I wanted to put it all out so I can get any and all thoughts, ideas, opinions, suggestions and if i'm lucky maybe even instructions by someone whose done it. Anyways, thanks for checking this out and let me know what you think. Thanks!