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Technical 53 ford custom grills

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by JesseJerk, Oct 10, 2013.

  1. JesseJerk
    Joined: Jul 10, 2013
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    JesseJerk
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    from Las Vegas

    Looking for some ideas for 53 Ford Mainline custom grill. Any ideas? Show some pictures!

    Here is a picture of the car in question.
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  2. JesseJerk
    Joined: Jul 10, 2013
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    JesseJerk
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    from Las Vegas

    Thanks man! Some great looking stuff!
     
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  3. 1976-1215534178-9ab25ba556f2bc0b0ea746703db5014d.jpg <--------I always thought that the '54 Desoto grille (in my '53 Mainline) worked well, but unfortunately they've become quite pricey and hard to find over the years.
     
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  4. lanny haas
    Joined: Nov 1, 2008
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    from Phoenix AZ

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    using a 55 chevy grill protector (landseaandairs old 53) I like the chop
     
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  5. Torchie
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    One of my favorites...
     

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  6. jwcaddy
    Joined: Jul 31, 2007
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    from golden,co.

    I like the way mine looks but everybody is different. Here is mine. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381455466.014559.jpg
     
  7. mastergun1980
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
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    from Alva OK

    I always wanted to graft a 50 buick grille/ bumper into a 52-54 ford....
     
  8. ss34coupe
    Joined: May 13, 2007
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    This is a pic off anther thread showing a 54 Desoto grill in a 53 Ford. I am building a 53 Ford convertible and will be using this setup. It looks great, so I hope the owner of this car does not mind me posting this pic.
     

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  9. A kid in high school way back when had one with a 54 Chevy grille in it and I think that was about the best looking one I have seen.
     
  10. ....................especially with extra teeth.:D
     
  11. Bcometfx
    Joined: Oct 15, 2008
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    Bcometfx
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    from NC Indiana

    ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381536525.490217.jpg
    Here is my 54 with a 58 t bird bumper.


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  12. Nothing else can be added,,this has always been a sweet look! HRP

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  13. Here is mine. 53 ford bar with 51 52 ford truck teeth. Going to be chromed soon. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1381584168.152982.jpg


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  14. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
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    Fenders
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    Absolutely, I had a 54 years ago into which I put a 54 Desoto grille, that was the tits.
    Second choice would be a 55 Desoto grille.
     
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  15. Archer
    Joined: Jul 9, 2011
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    '54 chevy center bar and teeth
     

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  16. I'm running a '55 desoto grille in a frenched shell. Stock meteor grills are some of my favorites, and they're bolt-ins. I wanted a chevy grill for the longest time. I'm pretty happy with my desoto grille. I'd rather have a '54 desoto grille to match my olds headlights, but I wasn't thinking when I passed on a '54 desoto grille at the hcpu about six years ago.
     
  17. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
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    JeffB2
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    from Phoenix,AZ

    For a really EZ swap that was popular "back in the day" the '55 Plymouth grille is almost a bolt-in and fits the Fords contours great.Member dragonknucks may have one for sale,check the classifieds.Also the 1955 Ford is a good fit.
     

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  18. JeffB2
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    jwcaddy yours would look good with '55 Ford turn & parking lights to fill the gap.
     

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  19. 4oldfords
    Joined: Sep 30, 2009
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    from Texas

    I kind of like the stock grill for 53. 52 & 54 not as much

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  20. bottledViolence
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
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    i put a 55 plymouth grill in mine
     

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  21. demonspeed
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    I agree I think the '53 grille looked the best, although I don't mind the 52 or 54 grilles either. I've thought about putting a '53 grille in my '54 Mainline. But those desoto grilles look damn good too. Hmmm
     
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  22. JeffB2
    Joined: Dec 18, 2006
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    JeffB2
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    from Phoenix,AZ

    I just did something simple on my '54 the upper bar and bullet chrome is great the lower bar was faded so I painted it Satin Black and masked off the little spears to give it a "floating" illusion.
     

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  23. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
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    A fellow club member had this car and I think the grill was out of a mid 50's Dodge .....

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    (Taken with my first digital camera - 1/3 MP)
     
  24. Bullet Nose
    Joined: Nov 20, 2001
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    This morning on another thread I saw a photo of this car and thought it had a cool looking grill .....

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    May be a little hard to find one though because it's a Canadian Ford (Meteor). I can also visualize a shortened one with bullets on the ends in a chopped Merc and think it would look great.
     
  25. jwcaddy
    Joined: Jul 31, 2007
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    jwcaddy
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    from golden,co.

    Hey Jeff, I have been looking for those all summer and can't find them. A pair on eBay for $250 but I thought it was to much. 55 was the only year ford made those parking lights. Going to CHRR this weekend maybe I can find a pair in Bako.
     
  26. JesseJerk
    Joined: Jul 10, 2013
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    JesseJerk
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    from Las Vegas

    Thanks for all the pictures. I like the 54 Desoto and really digging the 55 Plymouth.
     
  27. Norton1
    Joined: Oct 7, 2011
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    from Idaho

    Here's mine -
     

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  28. Norton1
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    Check out Butch's Cool Stuff for more options -
     
  29. Mudslinger
    Joined: Aug 3, 2005
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    I have a 56 Plymouth grille I will be parting with soon.
     

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