PHATBRD's car started as a 94, so I wouldn't call it an example of cladding delete.
I do like '94/'95 Birds without the cladding compared to the '96/'97, esp. the latter when GFX's are installed.
Been doing some experimenting on the nose of my '95 T-Bird.
I have two non SC '95 bumpers. One on the car, the other stored. Installed a '96 header panel with '96 projection beam headlamps. It bolted right up, no problem. However, the '95 hood does not match. The cut out curve for the headlamps do not match the '96 lamps.
The hood does close, and is latched all the way.
So I'll install a '96/'97 hood. Possibly one from this company...
Ah, but the '96/'97 hood does not match the center character line of the '95 bumper. The "point" right above the chrome Thunderbird emblem.
On the '96/'97 bumper that part is straight across with no point. There is no center high line on the '96/'97 hoods.
So, with a '96 bumper that I also have squirreled away, I will cut, and graft that part of the bumper onto the other '95 bumper that I have.
Hope no one feels I've jacked the thread. Just wanted the readers to know what are some challenges with making these kinds of swaps.