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Technical home-brew grill ideas

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by flamin' ace, Sep 5, 2014.

  1. 29tudor
    Joined: Jul 16, 2007
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  2. Brentphx
    Joined: Aug 12, 2014
    Posts: 256


    I had to do a double-take with that picture... My brain couldn't decide if I was seeing it cross-eyed or if the image was blurred. That's a Wild look!
  3. kool51
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 10

    from italy

    vw beetle over rider flipped! FRONT TEETH.jpg
  4. alphabet soup
    Joined: Jan 8, 2011
    Posts: 1,418

    alphabet soup

    A guy in my area. Did just about the same thing as 29tudor. Same basic car but I think he used a Pinto or Vega bumper. You knew you had seen what it was before. But you just couldn't figure it out. Looked pretty darn good.
  5. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,574


    That cut down Mustang bumper looks Great! Neat idea.
  6. mj40's
    Joined: Dec 11, 2008
    Posts: 3,281


    I like this one!
  7. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,574


    That's what I would call a poor mans Desoto, very clever.
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  8. Gregg Pellicer
    Joined: Aug 20, 2004
    Posts: 1,347

    Gregg Pellicer

    This is my drawer pull grill. More pic's in my album[​IMG]
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  9. 51 Leadsled
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 953

    51 Leadsled
    from NC

    1967-68 rear bumpers from firebirds and camaros can be used for center pieces of a floating grill!

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  10. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,263

    Atwater Mike

    This is a GREAT example of a 'simple idea'...but this one really fits! Mustang 'face bar' is perfect either bare or 'dressed': could be used with some early Datsun bumper guards, they're 5" high, and look like custom teeth...I 'found' some, in a box of stuff that came back from the chrome shop.
    A bud used them on a '54 Ford grille bar in a '54 Ford hardtop. Wish I had pics!
  11. sobpunx
    Joined: Feb 7, 2009
    Posts: 314


    1956 chevy hood trim for the bar and some 1954 Lincoln rear bumper bullets i found at u pull it for $11 for both (i have to rework the grill opening as im not happy with it, but its my first time )

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  12. THANK YOU!!!

    that thing is REALLY cool!!
    ah yes, the "hold my beer special" a marvelous example of redneck ingenuity XD
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  13. jeffyg82
    Joined: Dec 23, 2013
    Posts: 108


    Bent up some sheetmetal with break & cut n welded to fit b4 n after chrome

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  14. I thought this was about beer-making and barbecue... I am disappoint....
  15. 51 Leadsled
    Joined: Nov 23, 2007
    Posts: 953

    51 Leadsled
    from NC

    LOL Nice"grill"

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  16. That's thinking outside the box and looks great! HRP
  17. Blade58
    Joined: Mar 5, 2012
    Posts: 331

    from apopka ,Fl

    In the Upholstery world there is a Product called "C" chrome its Chrome anodized Aluminum it can be shaped, used it to make a custom Grill for my truck back in the 80's was asked where I bought the Grill replied home made. did tell them how I made it ,they sell the clips for this and tried them better off making your own out of aluminum
  18. Squablow
    Joined: Apr 26, 2005
    Posts: 14,541


    Apparently the grille bar in the Pharaoh's Merc from American Graffiti (sp?) is a cut down '70 Camaro non-split style front bumper.
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  19. Mr48chev
    Joined: Dec 28, 2007
    Posts: 27,520


    That same 8 ft section of metal will cost 1/4 to 1/2 of Lowes price at a real steel yard that sells flat bar. Steel fab shops sometimes sell pieces out of their remnant bins or racks for low prices too. Lowes is just too expensive on that stuff unless you are desperate.
  20. JackdaRabbit
    Joined: Jul 15, 2008
    Posts: 497

    from WNC

    I like that floating bar, Pro Stock John
    . Is it from a Dodge P-cup? Like 53?
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  21. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
    Posts: 2,574


    Where's the build thread on the right hand drive conversion?o_O
  22. 1954fordkustom
    Joined: Jun 14, 2010
    Posts: 593


    A friend I knocked this out yesterday. Not done yet but you can get the idea where we are going with. We used 1/2 round bar. it ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1419724340.962646.jpg

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  23. 56 Dodge Pickup
    Joined: Jul 1, 2009
    Posts: 1,796

    56 Dodge Pickup
    1. H.A.M.B. Chapel

    Here is mine I used a clothing rack that was being discarded from a lo Syracuse Nationals 006.JPG cal store that was closing.
  24. dirt t
    Joined: Mar 20, 2007
    Posts: 4,669

    dirt t
    from Kingman,AZ
    1. HAMB Old Farts' Club

    I made a grill for my 56 PU out of 1/2" conduit . Bent it to the shape I wanted weld a nut in the ends and chrome plated it. I did this in 1958.
  25. damagedduck
    Joined: Jun 16, 2011
    Posts: 2,342

    from Greeley Co

  26. Hemi j
    Joined: Sep 17, 2009
    Posts: 389

    Hemi j
    from Colorado

    Customs in the early days sometime used perforated steel sheet cut to grille opening size then filled with Bullets or drawer pulls in a pattern that u decided on.
  27. sigfurniture
    Joined: Sep 28, 2013
    Posts: 67


    useful thread and good ideas thanks
  28. toucan
    Joined: Feb 15, 2009
    Posts: 1,083

    from sc

    some great ideas!

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