Compass front end design - JeepForum.com
Search  
Sign Up   Today's Posts
User: Pass: Remember?
Advertise Here
Jeep Home Jeep Forum Jeep Classifieds Jeep Registry JeepSpace Jeep Reviews Jeep Gallery Jeep Clubs Jeep Groups Jeep Videos Jeep Events Jeep Articles
Go Back JeepForum.com > Models > Compass & Patriot Forum > Compass front end design

Year End Clearance Sale! Save 20%NEW!! HMF 50"-52" light bar mounting brackets!! Introducing MONSTALINER™ UV Permanent DIY Roll On Bed Line

Reply
Unread 04-12-2008, 09:37 PM   #1
fuzzyweis
Registered User
2008 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 23
Compass front end design

Just surfing the internet I recently discovered the year old Trailhawk concept.

I know it's a larger platform than the MKs, but what struck me is how similar the body style is to the Compass.

How hard would it be to retrofit a compass front end to resemble the Trailhawks?

Seems like just a different hood design that overhung the lights, and smaller rallye lights just inward of the headlights would achieve a similar look.

No accounting for the blinkers, but it may be close enough without them.

Please, no calling it a chickenhawk.

edit, here's a side by side image for comparison, it wouldn't look as close as I'd hoped, but definately would beef up the Compass front end.

__________________
-Jim

'08 Compass Sport 4X4 CVT
fuzzyweis is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-13-2008, 05:58 AM   #2
Gramps
The Necessary Evil
 
Gramps's Avatar
2007 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Madison/Janesville, Wisconsin
Posts: 5,624
I've thought about getting a damaged stock one off of eBay or the junk yard and doing some plastic surgery. It's on my list but hasn't worked it's way to the top yet. I was considering trying to make it look more like a Libby and use the Libby brush guard. Still in the "thinking" stage.
__________________
Bob

Artificial intelligence is no substitute for natural stupidity

MK Skid Plate fasteners for sale posts 68 & 69

Also visit me at Photobucket
'06 WK Grand Cherokee Limited Quadra-Drive II, 5.7
'07 MK Compass Limited 4X4, AutoStick
Gramps is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-13-2008, 09:21 PM   #3
fuzzyweis
Registered User
2008 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: CT
Posts: 23
Yeah, plastic surgery definately on the hood. The Trailhawk's hood stops short and there light covers are part of the front fascia. May need something like a custom fiberglass hood, possibly would help with engine noise too.

That and get the rallye package installed, and zoom, meaner compass frontend.
__________________
-Jim

'08 Compass Sport 4X4 CVT
fuzzyweis is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Unread 04-13-2008, 10:12 PM   #4
Gramps
The Necessary Evil
 
Gramps's Avatar
2007 MK Compass 
 
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Madison/Janesville, Wisconsin
Posts: 5,624
Quote:
Originally Posted by fuzzyweis View Post
Yeah, plastic surgery definitely on the hood. The Trailhawk's hood stops short and there light covers are part of the front fascia. May need something like a custom fiberglass hood, possibly would help with engine noise too.

That and get the rallye package installed, and zoom, meaner compass front end.
Nice photo shop. My thoughts were more on the bumper and fascia area but I'm open for new ideas!
__________________
Bob

Artificial intelligence is no substitute for natural stupidity

MK Skid Plate fasteners for sale posts 68 & 69

Also visit me at Photobucket
'06 WK Grand Cherokee Limited Quadra-Drive II, 5.7
'07 MK Compass Limited 4X4, AutoStick
Gramps is offline   Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the JeepForum.com forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid e-mail address for yourself.
Note: All free e-mails have been banned due to mis-use. (Yahoo, Gmail, Hotmail, etc.)
Don't have a non-free e-mail address? Click here for a solution: Manual Account Creation
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.


Thread Tools


Suggested Threads





Jeep, Wrangler, Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and other models are copyrighted and trademarked to Jeep/Chrysler Corporation. JeepForum.com is not in any way associated with Jeep or the Chrysler Corp.