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Hot Rods Chrome/stainless skull for 49 Ford Grill

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by karambos, Mar 25, 2011.

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  1. karambos
    Joined: Aug 14, 2009
    Posts: 71


    I'm looking for a chrome or stainless skull to replace the "spinner" in the middle of a 1949 grill. Has anyone any idea where to start looking?

    I'm sure I'm not the only person to think of this but I can't find anything suitable so I'm posting here to see if anyone else has done the same thing.
  2. Your probably not gonna find it here,,check one of the RR sites. HRP
  3. Bruce Lancaster
    Joined: Oct 9, 2001
    Posts: 21,682

    Bruce Lancaster
    Member Emeritus

    Those are SO 20th century.
    Around here, all the real hepcats have switched to spleens for our shiftknob, air cleaners, and mudflaps.
  4. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,945


    I would look for the cpu housing on decommissioned cyberdine systems model T101 units. There may be a scrapyard in the Cali desert somewhere. Do NOT try and catch one yourself.
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  5. poncho62
    Joined: Nov 23, 2005
    Posts: 1,094


    I like the jawbone of an ass.....Where have I heard that before?.....:eek:
  6. chrisntx
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
    Posts: 1,791

    from Texas .

    You havent been to Walmart??? They have them with red light up eyes
  7. NCKalex
    Joined: Nov 23, 2008
    Posts: 188

    from Fresno, CA

    i had a bullet on my 50. it was basically a bullet hubcap cut to fit. don't think you'll find anything on here about skulls. you'd either have to make one or find a skull and "chrome" it. unless you use the cheesy autozone skulls.
    Joined: Jun 23, 2006
    Posts: 1,473


    The best time to get skulls is at Holloween. I saw a shoebox from Sweden with one about a year ago on here.
  9. Gator
    Joined: Dec 29, 2005
    Posts: 4,016


    Wait till the last week in October, then drive your Shoebox full speed ahead into the Halloween aisle at your nearest Walmart -
  10. Francisco Plumbero
    Joined: May 6, 2010
    Posts: 2,536

    Francisco Plumbero
    from il.

    Hmmm. A skull say ye? Hmmmm. Why not something a little more entertaining?
    Brass shell casing from an artillery round. The back side with the numbers is cool.
    Front side of an armour piercing shell.
    Alligator snapping turtle skull casted and polished. If you saw one you would like it.
    A small functioning propeller and the red and white whirl from an ME 88.
    I'm having an MGD induced brain fart, if I think of more strange shit I'll get back to this, this is the kind of dumb stuff I love, I'll think of this and forget to pay the power bill and the lights will go off.
    Oh yeah, you could do a chrome Jack Ass O' lantern face in there.
    Any way do something original and cool.
  11. hombres ruin
    Joined: Nov 21, 2006
    Posts: 3,301

    hombres ruin

    Listen brother don't do it for a number of reasons.1.the shoebox has a killer grill as does not need a corn ball skull.2. Your probably too old for that's not cool .4. It's just too damn dumb.if your sure someone else has done it let them be called stupid for doing it.... Not you
  12. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from in IN

    That is hilarious!:D
  13. I had a decent bullet center once & painted it - just for something to do. A buddy saw it & just had to have it.

    Decent I guess but I would have never put it in my car.


  14. VonKool13
    Joined: Feb 16, 2008
    Posts: 1,039


    Try Autozone, they have lots of plastic "chrome" skulls, you could pick up some plastic "chrome" portholes too. If you have any change left you could pick up some spider-web stickers!
  15. Ruiner
    Joined: May 17, 2004
    Posts: 4,145


    This is the H.A.M.B. I remember when I first got here...someone go wake up Germ...or see if Stinky the Austin Bum wants to put his .02 in...
  16. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from in IN

    :p Carnut officially has almost everything!

  17. Mac_55
    Joined: Mar 10, 2008
    Posts: 688


    Might as well put a skull in the grille. Its probably got a flathead under the hood so its pretty well dead anyways.............................

    Ha Ha Ha . hey us Chevy guys catch alot of flack LOL , we gotta be able to dish it out to!
  18. pinman 39
    Joined: Oct 9, 2008
    Posts: 520

    pinman 39

    Try your local Motorcycle shop thats where most of the "Closet " guys go and
    say they don't . Ha good luck .
  19. Alex Yohnk
    Joined: Sep 7, 2005
    Posts: 828

    Alex Yohnk

    this thread is classic hamb

    and btw, I changed my screen name half a dozen times after asking questions which lead to getting flamed much worse than this.
    Last edited: Mar 25, 2011
  20. caseyscustoms
    Joined: May 15, 2005
    Posts: 1,031

    from st.joe, MO

    skulls and spiderwebs are played out.
    go with a crosses and fake bullet hole stickers, they look pimp.
  21. Rickybop
    Joined: May 23, 2008
    Posts: 6,441

    from Michigan

    Is there embrittlement when bone is chromed?

    Thinkin' about a femur for a front axle.
  22. Racrdad
    Joined: Jul 27, 2007
    Posts: 1,208


    Oh man I about busted a gut laughing at this one!
  23. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    Two pages and no one star rating?

    I like skulls, but not on classic 2 cents.
  24. RichG
    Joined: Dec 8, 2008
    Posts: 3,917


    Dare to be different, use a bronzed baby shoe.
  25. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 7,368


    Or, better yet, a bronzed baby.
  26. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,061

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Go with a Magic 8 ball.

    You'll have an "Interactive Kustom" (People at car shows can ask your car questions).

    Each time you stop the car, a different answer will be displayed.

    Brings new meaning to the term "floating grill".

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  27. i know a real cheap way of doing this. all you have to do is cut off your head, boil it in water untill all the flesh comes off then spray it with some spray on "chrome"........... wait a minute that mite not work. dont worry
  28. lol i think this is the best idea yet:D

    just dont ask it a question while youre driving. lol
  29. These are the threads I live for. The soon to be deleted / closed ones. I love it.. Alas.. For some reason,,, I have nothing to offer..
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