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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by goldtele, Oct 29, 2013.

  1. goldtele
    Joined: Sep 16, 2006
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    Hello,

    I'm looking for any pics or inspiration for some custom grille ideas for a 57 ford ranch wagon. I was going to roll with a 54 Chevy grille but it just doesn't look right. Besides a stock or tube grille. Any ideas?

    Thanks!
     
  2. '59 Ford grills look good.....
     
  3. 57countrysedan
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    from NY

    Personally i was planning a vette grill. Hopefully soon but more than likley next summer. Think that would look sexy.


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  4. 40StudeDude
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    A friend used a '58 Olds grille in his '57 Ford...looks like a straight-bar grille...don't know how hard they are to find tho...

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  5. propwash
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    see if you can find a 1957 Canadian Ford grille (Meteor)
     

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  6. 'Mo
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    '57 DeSoto is hard to beat.

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    And there's nothing wrong with the '54 Chevy! ('56 PU headlight rings are aces.)

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    Edsel sheet metal also looks good.

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  7. xhotrodder
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    53-54 Chevy can't be beat.
     
  8. Rory428
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    Personally, I think the stock 57 Ford grill looks better than any other grill I have ever seen.
     
  9. U-235
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    That's a gorgeous car.....the side pipes are lame tho...its like "if 1 is good, 3 has got to be better..! but, you could park that in my driveway anyway.
     
  10. 40StudeDude
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    FWIW U-235...those "3 side pipes" you think are lame (plus the rest of that Ford retractable) raked in $72,000 at an auction...guess someone else liked 'em better than you do...everyone is entitled to their own opinion, thanx for posting yours.

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  11. U-235
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    Your welcome....
     
  12. Larry T
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    I gotta ask, are you changing the grill to make the car look better or just to make it a custom? There can be a difference, stock Ford grill looks pretty good to me.

    And, no, I'm not saying leave everything stock. If I had another 57 Ford, the first thing I'd do is swap the frog eyed headlights for a setup out of a 56 Ford pickup.
     
  13. 95ttoplt1
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    I'm with crazy Steve, I always wanted to put a 59 "floating star" grill on mine. If you do post the pictures on how its done!
     
  14. I always liked the aftermarket chrome tube grills in 57s.
     
  15. teddyp
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    have to look for a picture of Don gusti 57 conv with a 55 plym. grille
     
  16. F&J
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    Me too...they looked sweet back then.

    I guess this shows what age we are:D
     
  17. fatkoop
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    X3 Either stock grille or a simple tube grille for me.
     
  18. Best answer ... they look great.
     
  19. 95ttoplt1
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    from Tennessee


    Anyone have a picture for reference?
     
  20. teddyp
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    i found a picture of don.s car with the 56 plym grille
     

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  21. Somebody
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    '58-'59 Buick is where it's at.
     

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