Gospel, right there.MattRobertson said:What if you were to slim DOWN even the thinner center bar, and inserted a like-weighted center vertical piece? Perhaps mold it just like the real center piece (I've seen CV's car in person)? The thing I think I'm not digging about any of these is it looks to me as if what I'm seeing here doesn't flow in any way with the lines of the car. Your original vertical-only bar worked visually as the hood's center ridge 'backed it up' so to speak.
If you add back in the vertical crosspiece, and made both pieces thin enough not to be visually overpowering (and blend them like you did the real one), what you would have is a more muscular version of the factory look.