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Technical 32 grille center bar

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Taco Bob, Dec 13, 2019.

  1. Taco Bob
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    I've been working on a cheaper alternative to the alumicraft grille with the center bar. I love the look but not the price. And I figured I would show what the finished result looks like. IMG_20191213_192725253_MP.jpeg IMG_20191213_192735572_MP.jpeg IMG_20191213_192740352.jpeg IMG_20191213_174103742_MP.jpeg

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  2. brady1929
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    Are you selling them? It looks great.
     
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  3. harpo1313
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    Classy. Nice work.
     
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  4. DDDenny
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    Yep, nice job!
    As to my personal taste I would like to see them with the crank hole.
    I've often wanted to put a center strip in mine.

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  5. Taco Bob
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    I've been kicking the idea around to sell them. I would probably try to sell them for 40 bucks if enough people are interested.

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  6. Taco Bob
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    This would work with a crank hole. All you would have to do is remove the original center bar and notch the top of the crank hole bezel and use just one piece on the top. Either way is going to require a couple of tack welds. Here's a couple more pics 1576289936462.jpeg 1576289971369.jpeg 1576290061096.jpeg

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  7. AVater
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    Sure looks good to me.
     
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  8. 19fuelie57
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    I’m in for $40! Would like one of your bars for an insert with crank hole
     
  9. gnichols
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    Great job!
     
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  10. clem
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    Very nice !
    And there are those on here that say you can’t improve on an original grille.
    I think you did just that !
     
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  11. catdad49
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    I Like it! A little 'dare to be different'.
     
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  12. nor6304
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    I would be in for 1 with a crank hole also I do like it also Good work
     
  13. 48stude
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    KOOL!! Great work! Nice looking! I would take one without crank hole if you should decide to sell them. I'm assuming that it is stainless ? How do you attach it to the insert? Bill
     
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  14. Taco Bob
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    I put 2 tabs on the backside of the bar that are tack welded to the support braces to keep it in place.

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  15. Taco Bob
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    And yes it's 304 stainless


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  16. WB69
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    Good work, looks great!
     
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  17. brady1929
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    I would like one with a crank hole.
     
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  18. I would like one with a crank hole as well, but do not want to weld it on. Some small thin tabs that can be bent around back would be the way to go. JMO
     
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  19. harpo1313
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    I would think a small dab of Marine Tex two part would hold that in nicely.
     
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  20. clem
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    I think that you would sell quite a few.
    Even to those with finished cars, as it gives a nice finishing touch, (and we all like to tinker with them after they are done).
    For me freight may stop it, but I think that you would have plenty of takers in the states.
     
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  21. nochop
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    Nice, looks like a stock upgrade
     
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  23. quickchangeV8
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    Sorry, I just don't like the look of the center bar in a 1932 Ford grille at all !! A 1932 Ford grille with the original crank hole is a work of art and looks absolutely great just the way it is. That center bar just cheapens everything up and makes a 1932 grille into something it was never intended to be. To me, it just doesn't look traditional.
     
  24. Taco Bob
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    When I first made it that's exactly how I attached it but it needs a little something extra to hold it.

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  25. Taco Bob
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    That's kinda what I was thinking if someone doesn't have access to a welder or doesn't want to weld it.

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  26. Taco Bob
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    Here's a close up of one of the tabs 1576290061096.jpeg

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  27. in the weeds
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    Count me IN
     
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  28. Tim
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    Looks great
     
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    Sign me up!
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