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Old 07-11-2012, 09:58 AM   #21
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Again.. I doubt I'd ever.. but to be totally honest and not afraid to be told I don't get it.. I think they CAN look good, like track noses even. I found this one (actually.. here) I like the proportion. As long as the grille fits the flow of the car I have no problem.. the big Farmall types.. not so much. This one looks pretty good I think.

But obviously an exception to the rule... and would look better if there was a little more matching paint.. but that's me.
Okay, that looks damn good.
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Old 07-11-2012, 09:58 AM   #22
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Think of the poor tractor restorers trying to find a decent grille...haha
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:04 AM   #23
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Now if you look at customs moreso than rods, I have seen cabinet hardware used on grilles... I agree thouh the "Hey look at my tractor grille" stuff is not always that cool. I also don't like deuce shells on Model T's unless they are cut down for scale.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:05 AM   #24
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I think having a tractor grille for the sake of saying "hey look everybody, my' hotrod' has a tractor grille" is mostly just plain stupid.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:06 AM   #25
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Btw...the last time this subject was brought up that I remember, it turned into an insane debacle over whats traditional and had to be closed.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:07 AM   #26
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Just my .02.

I am not real big on the whole tractor grill shell thing. I too am one to think that tractor parts are for tractors.

I can see it as an option on a lakes racer if the correct tractor grill was incorporated or maybe it could be the foundation for a grill shell for a '60s show rod along with integrated headlights. Those would be the exception to my first statement.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:11 AM   #27
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Just put a SBC in the tractor and call it good.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:12 AM   #28
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Just put a SBC in the tractor and call it good.

Already been done. By an old farmer in hermon missouri.
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #29
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I've seen several that worked....at least to me.

Thats the one!
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #30
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At least they keep the R-R people from using up the good looking grills!!!
They are making it hard on the guys who restore tractors though. And I worry that the one on my brother's tractor (a Farmall C that my grandfather bought new) will get stolen.
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Just put a SBC in the tractor and call it good.
Ha Ha Ha!!!

I just spit my coffee out all over the place!
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:46 AM   #32
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I don't think this is a tractor grill but this one grew on me.

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Old 07-11-2012, 10:54 AM   #33
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Think you may have something here, my good friend ICK has already penned one...




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What about a tractor with a deuce grille shell

Seems a little weird.. almost trying too hard. But atthe same time, I have seen some that I liked. Not sure how "traditional" they would be though. I don't recall, but maybe some guy like Roth had a "Farmer Fink Model T" in the garage... but I doubt it.

I guess they have a place, but not a large place...
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Old 07-11-2012, 10:56 AM   #34
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WTF.....what about all the PIST off farmers.
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Old 07-11-2012, 11:06 AM   #35
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Just put a SBC in the tractor and call it good.
one of my fabricator buddies has an old Allison tractor with a 440 & 727 Torqueflight tranny, & zoomies

he really hauls butt when he plows his driveway
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Old 07-11-2012, 12:56 PM   #36
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hmmm looks familiar

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Old 07-11-2012, 01:05 PM   #37
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Looking at some of these pictures and elsewhere, I think I figured it. If you are going to modify the grille to suit the body, or the body to the grille, you may be on to something. The RPU with a great lumpyJohn Deer grille the size of a buick on the front will always suck. But if the hood lines and such are tied in and it's not out of scale or context... maybe. Otherwise let Farmer J keep it.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:13 PM   #38
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I have seen a few that have worked, but most look like crap.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:26 PM   #39
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In the 50s there were still junk yards out in the country that had all types of 20s cars and some of them had very nice grills that were adapted to hot rods. Look at the grill on Art Chrisman's old dry lakes car turned dragster.
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Old 07-11-2012, 01:40 PM   #40
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I've seen several that worked....at least to me.

That looks good!
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