Here are some pics of the 97 model body after only some minor seam sanding for visual comparison.
The changes made to the 97 model year are still very simple and the only body mods I need to make are in the front grill and rear tail light areas. I'll explain these changes as I go.
The 92 Crown Vic's Taurus-like sheet metal between the headlights look was changed to a real grill. The kit's 97 grill-headlight still had the headlight shape and this line was scored with the back of a #11 blade until they detached. I was planning to just fill and molt the grill to the body, but the the slight recess for the Ford logo in the center gave me thought. I figured I would have to create the shape around the logo with possibly a deformed round plastic tube or some sheet plastic. In another post where I was searching for a source for the "wire" looking wheels on my Dad's car, torinobradley gave me the lead on the AMT Taurus kit. The wheels look perfect and I'm now figuring cutting out the front logo from that and patching into the Crown Vic will easily solve the problem. Still waiting for the Taurus kit to arrive so time will tell.
Edited by Foxer, 08 August 2009 - 05:43 AM.