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Technical Grill Shell Identification

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Boywelder, May 28, 2020.

  1. Boywelder
    Joined: May 12, 2020
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    Hey guys, I bought this grill shell yesterday from an older gentleman and he did not know what it was off of and neither do I. I have spent several hours searching the internet with no luck on finding out what it came off of. Any help on figuring out what this grill is from would be much appreciated!

    It has a half round cutout on each side of the top for a 4 headlight car maybe??
    It has very old chrome on it and one the hood flange there are scraps of cloth weather stripping
    Here are some measurements
    Radiator opening is 21.5” wide, 27.5” tall
    Outside is 28” wide, 33” tall
     

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  2. squirrel
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    Headlights never went that high on cars from that era (mid 20s-early 30s). Probably a neat looking car, whatever it was. Someone will know...
     
  3. midroad
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    Pre WW2 English Vauxhall had fluted grill and hood like that.
     
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  4. vauxhall 1.jpg vauxhall 2.jpg vauxhall 3.jpg
    Thats right. You can allways ID a early vintage Vauxhall ( even up to the mid 1950s ) by the top corners of the grille and how that form follows through along the sides if the hood with a big stainless trim. Must have been a designer there who had a thing with hood strips :D. So how would a vintage Vauxhall grille end up in CA. ?
     
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  5. Deuce Lover
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    Post the pics on the AACA.org Website .They might have the answer.
     
  6. Boywelder
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    Do you have any idea how much it is worth?
     
  7. arkiehotrods
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    I just googled multiple years of Vauxhalls and none of them have the raised ridge that goes from the radiator cap down to the radiator. Instead, they all have a round Vauxhall emblem in that area. Not saying it's not a Vauxhall but I have not found one with the ridge and they all have the round emblem.
     
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  8. squirrel
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    yup, keep looking...
     
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  9. SR100
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    I'm having a tough time finding a clear pic, but it looks like a '26-8 Chrysler Imperial:
    [​IMG]
     
  10. irishsteve
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    Given the country its in I bet you nailed it.
     
  11. Boywelder
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    I think that is exactly it, thank you for the help guys!!
     
  12. arkiehotrods
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    Good job @SR100 !!! Here's another photo of Chrysler, this one a '27 27 chrysler.jpg
     
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  13. Free beer for SR100 , Boywelder pays.:oops: He,s a newbie here.:D
     
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