Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Rear Bumper Grills

The Challenge Stradale has slightly different grills in the bumper to the standard 360.  In the picture below you can see that the CS grills have a pattern that matches the Challenge rear grill.  The price of £270 a set is a lot to pay for some pressed metal so here I am going to show you how to make your own for a fraction of the cost.

Here is a picture of a CS grill (left) next to a standard grill.

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

The CS grills are made from a perforated sheet – 3mm holes with a 5mm pitch (32% open area).  Here I am using an offcut of aluminium (to save weight) which cost me £12.

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

Mark up the perforated sheet by using your old grills as a template:

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

Cut out the shapes using a dremel (or similar):

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

Making the grill surrounds seemed like a lot of hard work so I used some old ones.  Chop out the mesh:

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

Then grind and polish the spot welds off the rear:

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

Here’s the old surround and the new mesh:

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

The old surrounds are made from steel – if you use aluminium like I did then you cannot weld them together.  I joined them by using a two part epoxy resin specifically for joining metal:

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

Remove all the old paint:

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

Apply a coat of etch primer:

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

Finnlly, paint with a satin black.  The centre grill doesn’t need to have a surround transposed onto it as it is not visible once fitted.

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill

Ferrari 360 Challenge Stradale Grill


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