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Hot Rods 32 or model a grille

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boden, Oct 19, 2019.

  1. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 434


    What do you guys like more on nice model a hot rod? A 32 grille or the stock model a grille?

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  2. I've seen both look great so it really boils down to a personal choice.
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  3. Latigo
    Joined: Mar 24, 2014
    Posts: 588


    A model A is a model A. A 32 is a 32. I like them that way.
    Just an opinion but I get tired of 32 grilles on everything.
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  4. a boner
    Joined: Dec 25, 2004
    Posts: 5,170

    a boner

    The correct answer is.....YES!
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  5. woodiewagon46
    Joined: Mar 14, 2013
    Posts: 1,408

    from New York

    Like everything it's a matter of personal choice. What year Model A are you talking about? I've never been a fan of the '30-'31 stainless steel Model A grill shell and think a Deuce shell looks great on a '30-'31. On a '28-'29 Model A, I like the stock shell.
  6. Boden
    Joined: Oct 10, 2018
    Posts: 434


    That’s why im asking

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  7. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,051


    Personally, I prefer the '32 because it has a grille where the earlier cars just have an exposed radiator core. Looks too vulnerable to me.

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  8. I can see where the question arises. What was once a custom thing is now the norm. Tail over end, the 32 grill shell is the new 9". Everyone has to have one or it just wrong.
  9. desotot
    Joined: Jan 29, 2008
    Posts: 1,795


    Like woodiewagon46 said.
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  10. I prefer the stock Model A piece on a 28-29 Model A but love a 32 shell on a 30-31 Model A. I do find I prefer the 32-34 pickup shells though over a 32 passenger grille.
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  11. Dave Mc
    Joined: Mar 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,839

    Dave Mc

    Woodiewagon said it best
  12. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 868

    from kansas

    Im with the "its over done" group.

    Anymore its becoming cookie cutter style-ing, duece grille, sbc. No body thinks outside the box anymore or just to plain lazy to do something different.....
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  13. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,491

    rusty rocket

    X2! Thanks for writing that, saved me a shitload of time typing!
  14. Aaron D.
    Joined: Oct 27, 2015
    Posts: 601

    Aaron D.

    Both look good to me, but like goldmountain said, the A radiator is open to rock or other damage so a lot of guys put on the aftermarket protector. The 32 has a grill already. I have both on A's, and I like both.
  15. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 12,226

    from oregon

  16. I once say a Model A grille shell on a Deuce sedan and to be perfectly honest it looked like crap, Model A's look great with Model A shells and look great with a Deuce Grille shell.

    Model A's can pull a grille change better than any other cars, it's a personal preference thing. HRP
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  17. X-cpe
    Joined: Mar 9, 2018
    Posts: 693


    Your car, your choice. Pick the one that gives you the biggest warm, fuzzie. You shouldn't need to get your warmth from other people, they should add to what you already have when they give you a like. And if someone doesn't like it, it shouldn't bother you because you made the best choice at the time with what you had and what you knew.

    "Cookie cutter" just means something has stood the test of time. If something you did becomes cookie cutter, does that mean you have to change it? How long does it take for an alternate choice to become cookie cutter? The line between different/unique and weird can be very thin. Nobody wants to build a WTF car.

    I see several reasons for these types of questions.
    1) start a discussion
    2) help me please the greatest number of people
    3) research
    4) how close to the line can I get and still be inbounds
    5) I only went "a little" over the line, but I'm OK, aren't I?
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