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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by T&A Flathead, May 10, 2018.

  1. T&A Flathead
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    I picked up a '55 DeSoto grill to spruce up the front end of my '55 Ford with some custom flair.
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    Curious to see pictures of DeSoto grills in old customs and tradition customs other than 49-51 Mercs.

    This one influenced me to get one for my Vicky.
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  2. The white one is bitchen. That grille will look good in the black one, but lose the bumper guards.
     
  3. T&A Flathead
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    Bumper guards need to be tossed for sure.
     
  4. T&A Flathead
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    Found this one on the webbernet.
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  5. Some that I had saved on my computer. No idea who they belong to.
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  6. ss34coupe
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    Using a 54 Desoto grill in my 53 Ford convertible build. Took several years to find one. 58818955_614.jpg
     
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  7. 51 mercules
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    [​IMG]My 51 Merc built by Dean Jeffries in the mid 50's.[​IMG]One more pic from Car Craft!
     
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  8. My first car in 1966.......'53 Mainline with '54 DeSoto grille, '56 Olds tailights and '56 Ford full wheelcovers. 03222016.jpg
     
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  9. T&A Flathead
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    That's great. Any more pics?
     
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  10. I'll dig around, but I may only have a couple. After a few years I traded it in and got this......... 11092014_0001.jpg
     
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  11. I do still have the owner's manual from the '53.:D 06272016_0002.jpg
     
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  12. T&A Flathead
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    Another example of a 55 grill.
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  14. 52 Vicky
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    I realize i am reviving a dead thread but how much fab is needed to put a Desoto grill on a ford. I was looking to do this to my 52 vicky. Thanks
     
  15. Boden
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    haha. how funny. I have the same exact one. accept mine was in prestine condition. lol
     
  16. T&A Flathead
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    Another couple fine use of a 55 DeSoto grill in ‘54 and ‘57.
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