GRILLE SHELL

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GRILLE SHELL
« on: November 18, 2016, 12:59:39 AM »
Did all shells come with 3 holes ?Because this one with one hole has been sitting on the front of a Deuce since the 70's.
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Thirty2ragtop

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« Reply #1 on: November 18, 2016, 09:54:44 AM »
Alf had one just like that hanging on the wall while he was working on my roadster.  Never could figure it out! 

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« Reply #2 on: November 18, 2016, 06:53:30 PM »
Alf had one just like that hanging on the wall while he was working on my roadster.  Never could figure it out!
Thanks Thirty2ragtop.
 I have this hanging on a wall.
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maneri

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« Reply #3 on: November 19, 2016, 08:48:28 AM »
had the same question-- been told that the single hole was the early style
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« Reply #4 on: November 19, 2016, 11:52:45 AM »
Mine has three lower holes. It had been parked in 1956 and appeared to be all original sheet metal as there was only one coat of paint over the original black. It has the "early" style dash and a low serial number so not sure about the "early" comment.

Thirty2ragtop

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« Reply #5 on: November 19, 2016, 06:33:47 PM »
Is it possible that Ford Motor Company subcontracted the stampings of the grille shells to different vendors, and in doing so, got different results?  I know that with 55-59 Chevrolet truck cabs there were three manufacturers, and although they all look exactly the same, the doors from one will not fit perfectly on the others.  Any thoughts?  Are there any factory photos of the grille shell stamping process from the assembly lines?

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« Reply #6 on: November 19, 2016, 06:50:06 PM »
Is it possible that Ford Motor Company subcontracted the stampings of the grille shells to different vendors, and in doing so, got different results?  I know that with 55-59 Chevrolet truck cabs there were three manufacturers, and although they all look exactly the same, the doors from one will not fit perfectly on the others.  Any thoughts?  Are there any factory photos of the grille shell stamping process from the assembly lines?
I was hoping to get a answer.It's like pulling teeth on this part of the site.Lol
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Dean

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« Reply #7 on: November 19, 2016, 07:48:45 PM »
What year were the 1st reproductions available?

flatheadv8s

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« Reply #8 on: November 19, 2016, 08:14:56 PM »
I'd say late 80's early 90's. Maybe Vintique could answer that question
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« Reply #9 on: November 20, 2016, 07:07:56 PM »
I was told that the first ones were one hole and the three holes were late year.
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Dean

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« Reply #10 on: November 21, 2016, 04:48:01 PM »
I'd say late 80's early 90's. Maybe Vintique could answer that question

If those dates are correct the one hole shell in the 1st post is genuine Ford--
Here is the three window it's from, picture taken around 1975.

Thirty2ragtop

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« Reply #11 on: November 21, 2016, 07:24:42 PM »
My bet is very early 32.............but have lost some bets!

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« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2017, 09:57:41 PM »
I'd say late 80's early 90's. Maybe Vintique could answer that question

If those dates are correct the one hole shell in the 1st post is genuine Ford--
Here is the three window it's from, picture taken around 1975.
Doesn't it have a blower motor now ? I think the same kid's sitting in the seat still.Alittle grayer.
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Dean

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« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2017, 04:49:00 PM »
Same kid, and a lot Grayer !!
The blown one is my 2nd  3-window.
Here is a picture of the one above waiting for me to do something with it.


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« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2017, 06:02:12 PM »
Same kid, and a lot Grayer !!
The blown one is my 2nd  3-window.
Here is a picture of the one above waiting for me to do something with it.
Don't be letting that steering wheel go.Man next visit down I want to check out that seat. & the axle.That might be one of those light 32 axles.
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Dean

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« Reply #15 on: January 25, 2017, 08:22:35 PM »
Same kid, and a lot Grayer !!
The blown one is my 2nd  3-window.
Here is a picture of the one above waiting for me to do something with it.
Don't be letting that steering wheel go.Man next visit down I want to check out that seat. & the axle.That might be one of those light 32 axles.

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alchemy

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« Reply #16 on: April 27, 2017, 01:19:50 PM »
I've maybe seen a half dozen grilles with the single hole in the bottom, including the pics in this post.  I think it is a VERY early version.  I own an early production sedan (a 4 cylinder number in the 50,000's) and it has the regular three hole grille on it.

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« Reply #17 on: May 30, 2017, 08:50:27 PM »
HB32 on here has a very early '32 PU, without the frame reveal. I don't know if his grill shell is original to the vehicle, and I realize truck shells are different anyway, but I should direct him to this thread.

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« Reply #18 on: May 31, 2017, 08:08:26 AM »
Just wondering, what's the best repro grill and insert to use?
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

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« Reply #19 on: May 31, 2017, 10:42:46 AM »
Just wondering, what's the best repro grill and insert to use?
Dales,
 I'am not sure if there still making them.
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« Reply #20 on: May 31, 2017, 10:59:53 AM »
Just wondering, what's the best repro grill and insert to use?
Dales,
 I'am not sure if there still making them.

Yes they do.  Dale's Manufacturing in Oklahoma City, OK.

duaneshotrods

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« Reply #21 on: May 31, 2017, 12:26:50 PM »
Just wondering, what's the best repro grill and insert to use?
Dales,
 I'am not sure if there still making them.

Yes they do.  Dale's Manufacturing in Oklahoma City, OK.
Thanks do they work with B'ville or Vintique shells?
Get the stance right, followed by fit & finish.

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« Reply #22 on: June 02, 2017, 06:30:45 PM »
Just wondering, what's the best repro grill and insert to use?
Dales,
 I'am not sure if there still making them.

Yes they do.  Dale's Manufacturing in Oklahoma City, OK.
Tom,
 You can't get 1 from them any more. :(
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Tom

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« Reply #23 on: June 02, 2017, 07:10:19 PM »
Just wondering, what's the best repro grill and insert to use?
Dales,
 I'am not sure if there still making them.

Yes they do.  Dale's Manufacturing in Oklahoma City, OK.
Tom,
 You can't get 1 from them any more. :(

Wow.  They were known as the making the best repop.  Maybe one of their vendors still has some in stock?

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« Reply #24 on: June 02, 2017, 09:44:05 PM »

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Wow.  They were known as the making the best repop.  Maybe one of their vendors still has some in stock?
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I don't know Tom, the grille has been out of production for quite a while now.
I know the basement floor is down there because it's holding everything up. I just can't see it anymore.