You say that the grill was off a couple decades. I'm browsing through a ton of 50s little pages and Hotrod, Rod and custom and a lot of these old cars had tube grills like the one on this car? The books Im reading mostly are customs with a lot of articles by Barris etc. I think back in the day, all things were done just not all the same. Not to say that the grill you did doesn't look bad ass. Just saying that the tube grills seemed pretty popular on some cars.