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39 std or 40-41 truck grille

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Bader2, Jan 29, 2016.

  1. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
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    Bader2

    Looking for a grille for a 40-41 ford truck. Even an Argentina piece,preferably not the white metal one.
     
  2. brady1929
    Joined: Sep 30, 2006
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    from Mesa, Az

    You want to buy one or see a pic of one ?
     
  3. treb11
    Joined: Jan 21, 2006
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    You need to post in the "parts wanted" section. They regularly turn up on E-play. Also check over at www.fordbarn.com.
     
  4. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
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    Bader2

    Says I don't have permission to post a want ad? Don't know what that's about. Yeah Brady,I got a buddy building a 40 pickup ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1454096203.960909.jpg
    Yes,would like to buy one.
     
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  5. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
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    The '40 standard car and '40/'41 pickup grilles are stamped sheet metal. Excellent repros are available from Bob Drake.

    Ray
     
  6. alchemy
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    Original Ford '40 Standard grilles (which are factory on the '40 and '41 pickups) are not steel. They are pot metal. So is the center chrome part. The only grilles which look kinda like these, but actually use different brackets inside, are the '39 Deluxe grilles. Early Argentina repro '40 Standard grilles might have been made from steel, but they probably don't fit anything very well.
     
  7. olscrounger
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    What alchemy said--have an nos one in the attic-never installed--Drake's fit well-others are questionable.
     
  8. 40grille.jpg I bought a grille of ebay from a fella in Kentucky. It was much cheaper than a Drake, but it has stamped steel sides that have been welded together. Obviously an old repo but this looks just like the originals and the drakes. It came with a nice Drake center chrome piece though. I thought it was a good buy for the money. Bolted up to the chin, center piece and upper support pretty well. Only a trained eye will be able to tell by looking closely that it's a repop.

    The guy has a bunch of them, but I'm not sure if he still sells them.
     
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  9. Russco
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    I think you might be thinking of the 39 deluxe grille. The 40 standard, as mentioned above was cast pot metal (3 pieces)
     
  10. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
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    Bader2

    Got any info for him?
     
  11. His ebay name is nospartsman. He doesn't have any for sale right now. I also added a pic to my previous post so you can see what it looks like.
     
  12. Hnstray
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    Dang! I bought new Bob Drake grilles for a '40 pickup I was doing several years ago....but sold it before finished...woulda sworn the grilles were stamped steel...........my mind must be turning to mush:(

    Ray
     
  13. The originals are pot metal. But I think the Drakes are stamped.
     
  14. Hnstray
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    Hnstray
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    Phew!!.......:) Thanks!

    Ray
     
  15. Bader2
    Joined: May 19, 2014
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    Bader2

    That looks great dan! Your right,you'd have to be a serious fourty guy to pick it apart!
     
  16. Russco
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    Drake's are cast too (at least mine is).
     
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  17. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
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    I've had Drakes in the past that are cast pot metal. They look exactly like originals, except don't come with warps or cracks.
     
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  18. OLSKOOL32
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
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    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1454222195.460118.jpg
    This is a Drake piece,with center crank
    filled.
     

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