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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by vintage44, Jan 17, 2020.

  1. vintage44
    Joined: Dec 27, 2007
    Posts: 278

    from NY
    1. New York H.A.M.B.ers

    Looking for pics of creative grill shells. I may have to add "wings" to slightly widen mine. Thanks
  2. Let us see what your working with. ;)
    Last edited: Jan 17, 2020
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  3. KevKo
    Joined: Jun 25, 2009
    Posts: 403

    from Motown

    Spelling Police here. Grill (no e) is what you cook on. Grille (with e) is the decorative piece.
    I'll let you off with a warning this time. Carry on.
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  4. How do you spell this kind?:
  5. Flathead Dave
    Joined: Mar 21, 2014
    Posts: 2,782

    Flathead Dave
    from So. Cal.

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  6. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,433


    If it's for your Avatar car, something like this deuce might work.


    Similar, with fenders.

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  8. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 1,080

    from kansas

    I remember seeing that car in a magazine when I was just a young pup and instantly loved it. It was something different.
  9. 'Mo
    Joined: Sep 26, 2007
    Posts: 7,433


    One of my favorites.

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  10. hotrodjack33
    Joined: Aug 19, 2019
    Posts: 702


    That would be in interrogated at the local Police station
  11. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,778

    rusty rocket

    Farm-all tractor gas tank stood on end with a garage built stainless insert. image.jpg
  12. j hansen
    Joined: Dec 22, 2012
    Posts: 1,497

    j hansen
    from sweden

    Grill(e)......from Sweden. Skärmavbild 2020-01-18 kl. 05.40.01.png Skärmavbild 2020-01-18 kl. 05.40.43.png
    Last edited: Jan 18, 2020
  13. 2 nailbender
    Joined: Aug 13, 2006
    Posts: 110

    2 nailbender
    from iowa

    Here's a 37 pickup chopped and narrowed on a 34 coupe

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    Joined: Apr 13, 2017
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  15. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,621


    Why is it that I go Scan-191206-0002.jpg t negative comments about this one last time I posted it?
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  16. Never2old
    Joined: Oct 14, 2010
    Posts: 615

    from so cal

    So many things wrong with that car......

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  17. goldmountain
    Joined: Jun 12, 2016
    Posts: 1,621


    I like it because it has a definite 60's look to it. Definitely not a standard looking Model A hiboy on a deuce frame.
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  18. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
    Posts: 635


    Just started reading my August 1959 hot rod magazine and thought of this thread. The grill itself looks like a piranha in a funny way. 20200119_150358.jpeg 20200119_155253.jpeg

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  19. '46(?) International truck grille turned upside down.
    CARS Custom 066.jpg
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2020
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  20. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
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    41 GMC K-18

  21. studebakerjoe
    Joined: Jul 7, 2015
    Posts: 679


    41 GMC, is that your Studebaker in the pics?
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  22. Willys don't really have a grille shell but I had to come up with a replacement grille for my '36 coupe 'gasser'. No stock replacements were available back then, Started with an aluminum panel with two vertical rows of 3" drilled holes. Didn't like it. Thought about a louvered solid panel but likely wouldn't have enuf air flow. Finally made a perforated aluminum panel with a chrome rod grille made from 3/16" gas welding rod.
    D3-4 front.jpg
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  23. 41 GMC K-18
    Joined: Jun 27, 2019
    Posts: 852

    41 GMC K-18

    I wish it was, but its not mine, I photographed it at the Arlington drag strip gathering at the Arlington airport about 12 years ago. Its got some very stylish lines, I love fat fenders as well!
    arlington 3.JPG
    Last edited: Apr 4, 2020
  24. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 3,775

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Doing a custom shell that looks good is super hard to get right. Some mod shells are not bad all alone,but added to a car that dose not flow design wise with that shell,often is were they fail. If the car body is not also custom of the same type design,the flow that can make it work,is just not there and things will look out of place. Look again at the custom shells you kind of like,to see if they fit with the car.
    I know in some cases,it's a thing,were you need"Eye Of The Time",how ever those that work well,don't.
    Use this thought,as you get ideas,make drawing, or look at ideas. It hopefully saves the time wasted on chop an fit,when what your after,was not what you jump into with both feet. In the end,the only guy that need to be happy,is owner.
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  25. Desmodromic
    Joined: Sep 25, 2010
    Posts: 571


    Some are pretty nice, but others make you appreciate Henry's Deuce shell design even more.
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  26. DDDenny
    Joined: Feb 6, 2015
    Posts: 13,208

    from oregon

    This is the extent of my creativity.
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  27. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,585


    Built this one over 20 years ago , molded the hood and shell into one piece and yes it tilts forward... View attachment 4631704 image.jpeg
    Last edited: Apr 5, 2020

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