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$400 for a new grille?...I don't think so

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Black Primer, Apr 28, 2011.

  1. Black Primer
    Joined: Oct 1, 2007
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    The grill for my 40 chevy was pretty bent up and a re-pop is out of my price range on this project. Here's my take on a homemade grille, what do you think?
     

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  2. ironandsteele
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    Looks good from where I'm sitting.
     
  3. fearnoevo
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    from Iowa

    I dunno. It looks kind of naked with only 4 bars. I think you should have put all 16 in it, then it would look really nice!!
     
  4. Francisco Plumbero
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    from il.

    This may turn out nice, show us the final masterpiece when it's ready.
     

  5. 49ratfink
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    from California

    needs more teeth.
     
  6. Black Primer
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    More...
     

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  7. F&J
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    Looks great from here.

    I'd bet it was difficult to get all the bars shrunk to the exact same curves. If a few are off a bit, it probably won't show unless it was chromed.
     
  8. Flat-Foot
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    from Locust NC

    looks great, how did you make the bends?
     
  9. 92GTA
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    I think it looks bitchin!!!! Good work!
     
  10. Black Primer
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    Here it is next to the stock one.
     

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  11. Black Primer
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    Yeah 16 bars, hard to make them all perfect. Done with my trusty HF shrinker stretcher.
     
  12. Fedman
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    Nice job on the Grille.
    That body style is really good looking.
    More Pics of your Truck would be great.
    Thanks for sharing
     
  13. Francisco Plumbero
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    from il.

    Looks better than the stock one.
     
  14. robertsregal
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  15. hoop
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  16. Black Primer
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    Thanks for all the kind words. Sometimes low-buck projects are the most satisfying
     
  17. krackerjack88
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  18. brad chevy
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    That is some good work.Looks like you have mastered tool.
     
  19. fearnoevo
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    from Iowa

    damn fine craftsmanship.
     
  20. JimSwann
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    Great job. I like the custom grill better than the OG.
     
  21. big creep
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    nice, now it just needs chrome, or it stainless?
     
  22. 57tony31
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    from Woods

    Nice man great work....
     
  23. LongT
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    Looks great. How much quicker was it to make the last bar compared to the first one?

    Bill
     
  24. VERY impressive!! my problem is i work so much it would be easier and quicker to buy one than to make one. and everyone knows it's WAY more rewarding to make one! I'm jealous
     
  25. Black Primer
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    Ha, Ha, By the time I made the last one I felt like knew what I was doing! I didn't show the pile of prototypes that were on the bench.
     
  26. GaryB
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    from Reno,nv

    looks better without the hole in it, are you going to chrome it?
     
  27. VOODOO ROD & CUSTOM
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    Looks real good. Nice work.
     
  28. Have to say I'm constantly amazed with what some guys can create. You sir just did it again.
     
  29. carcrazyjohn
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    from trevose pa

    Looks great but why didnt you straighten the old one,
     

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