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Cf1 front on a later cf2 ?

Post by Skippy » Tue Mar 07, 2017 5:58 pm
Joined: Sun Feb 26, 2017 8:34 pm
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Not knowing too much about cfs. And I know it may sound daft but, Has anyone transplanted a Cf1 front onto a cf2? I prefer the look of the 1 better. I suppose the panels would be pretty costly though.
I've got my eye on a CF 2 pioneer .

Re: Cf1 front on a later cf2 ?

Post by johnnyonions » Subscribing Member » Tue Mar 07, 2017 7:03 pm
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Have got a CF1 and its more curvy whereas the CF2 is more angular ,a bit like square peg into a round hole , seems a lot of work rather than buying a CF1 in the 1st place to save all the work , but I'm sure someones tried it :shock:


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Post by Phil Bradshaw » Club admin » Wed Mar 08, 2017 7:00 am
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I think one member (wnderer?) has come across a Facelift front grafted onto a CF1. Going the other way theoretically could be possible.

Big job to do it right though: involves swapping front axle mounting brackets, chassis longitudinal members and pretty much all the front end panels including the dash panel sections between the A posts (door hinge posts). Radiator, air cleaner and a pile of other stuff in the under-bonnet area also will need altering.
  • What is real is not the external form but the idea, the essence of things. Constantin Brâncuși

Re: Cf1 front on a later cf2 ?

Post by Robin from France » Subscribing Member » Sun Mar 19, 2017 7:50 pm
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we have one early eighties cf in the French club which is a sort of hybrid. The owner ordered it new as soon as the facelift model came out, and was very disappointed to have a round front cf delivered. So he went out and bought some square rear lights and plastic bumpers, a grill, etc, and remoulded the rounded corners of the body with foam and filler to make it look like a square front. The result is quite convincing, until you get a tape measure out:



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