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On 1948 Chevy pickups were chrome grill standard or an option?
"The AD trucks debuted in the second half of 1947 with a grille sporting five horizontal bars topped with a hood ornament featuring a blue bow tie and the word "Chevrolet." On either side, between the 1st and 2nd bars, were rectangular parking lights in chrome housings. Painted grilles were standard with the outer bars in body color. The outer bars each had one stripe in "cream medium" (and matched the cab stripe).
The two outer vertical bars that attach to the fenders are the same color as the fender. The three inner vertical bars are semi-flat black (to make them less visible).
Chromed outer bars were an available option except as noted below:
Chrome outer bars not available '52 and '53
Outer bars were not striped in '50-'53
Inner bars were "Channel Green" for '47 and '48
Inner bars were "Waldorf White" for '49-'53"
http://www.stovebolt.com/techtips/identification/Advance Design/Advance Design Spotting Guide/
Chevrolet was apt to change equipment on the Deluxe cab option from year to year. Some years a plated grille is part of the package. Deluxe cab '52 -'53 trucks are listed in some literature, but extremely few were built.
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