I was kidding. They were, sadly. not!
C H O P — You'll find this hard to believe I'm sure, lol, but sometimes I don't take my chops very seriously! I think of them as Editorial Page cartoons occasionally. When Ford first started touting their three-bar grille as their new corporate 'face' I thought, if three bars are good, wouldn't TEN be better? I extended the Fusion's grille a few times, and then made it into a coupe to keep my street chop cred, haha. You'll also notice that since the point of the chop was the bad-ass grille, and not the fact I made it a coupe from its original sedan, I didn't give it my full attention. Look 'inside' the windshield and the Fusion's driver side B pillar for the original 4 door is still visible—a novice chopper's classic mistake. The viewers at the sites I posted it at all got a good chuckle over the grille anyway, one of the few times my sense of humor was actually understood by the 'masses."
Well, knock me over with a feather, about 2 years later I came across this "tuner" version of the new S Class Mercedes. I'm pretty sure it was a Russian custom, a custom gone horribly awry, but I immediately remembered this joke chop. I photoshopped them together as an example of when you should NOT be copying artandcolour!