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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 33highboy, Nov 23, 2015.
Can anyone help me ID this grille is it a ford pickup or a British model, thanks
36' ford pickup cut down.
Yep. Wasn't that Goodguys hot rod of the year? (or some thing like that) Tim
Not 36 pickup, but looks like 37 pickup.
It's a modified 37 pickup.
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Pick up the latest Rodders Journal. It has a cover story on that coupe. Might even say how they modified it (I haven't read it yet so I couldn't tell ya).
That's a 1937 to mid 1940's E83W Anglia Thames Panel Grill. How do I know, I've got a NOS Grill. I found it from a Englishman. I'm needing A Complete S/S Grill Trim.I'd like to know the Identity of those Bitchin Wheels? The Last year of Rod & Custom, there was a article on a 33/34 Ford 3-W Coupe using the
1937 E83W Anglia Thames Panel Grill. They also showed a How To: making a Custom Louvered Aluminum Hood. Coupe was a Hiboy, So, on 2nd looking at the Picture, this might not be that 1933/34 Coupe in the Article, not a 1937 Anglia Grill. As, in the Above Picture. Thanks BigDTexasKid
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Im sure its a narrowed 37 pick up.
I recall the R&C article and that was indeed a Thames grille.
The grille in question here however, is not. Nor is it a stock 37 pickup one, it has been modified and as a result does look a bit like a Thames.
These are Thames. Similar, but obviously different and a lot thinner.
Note the two starting-handle holes in the Thames grille. To keep the wheelbase short the E83W had its engine offset to the passenger side, i.e. the left on right-hand-drive vans. Early ones had only one hole, suitably offset to the left. When Ford began making left-hand-drive vans for export the frame layout was mirrored on those, and it made more sense thereafter to make grilles with two holes than two types of grille.
The grille is a modified '37 Ford commercial (truck) grille. It is not a Thames.
The wheels are one-off billets from Curtis Speed.
There are more photos of the build on the Pinkee's website.
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