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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by hotrod_willie, Nov 9, 2018 at 11:56 AM.

  1. hotrod_willie
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    I found this the other day in a barn. Does anybody know want if fits? Thanks for the help.
     

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  2. A barbecue? Kidding, don't know btt.
     
  3. Looks to me like half of a 40 Mercury grille. Does it look like part of it is broken off?

    Mick
     
  4. looks a bit like a 41 Merc grille half

    1941-Mercury.jpg
     
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  5. ..........I could go along with that, or one of those reproduction grille halves for a '39 DeLuxe/ '40 Standard Ford. Someone likely busted up one side and couldn't just buy one half, but had to buy the whole 2 pieces, thus the leftover one you found.
     
  6. Visualize it oriented like this.......... Auto Grill .JPG
     
  7. What's the size?

    The '39 Chevy's have a small grill opening on ether side of the grille shell. HRP

    [​IMG]
     
  8. buford_59
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    The barn find has 14 bars, the '39 Chev has 10, the '41 Merc has 20+/- and grille is spelt with a "e". By the way the spelling lesson is tongue in cheek. Hope the counting helps.

    DoUg
     
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  9. Slopok
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    Too many bars to be from the Chevy.
     
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  10. Looks like it could be a early grille made in Argentina. HRP
     
  11. Squablow
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    If it's die cast, clean the edges really well on the back side and look for a casting number or logo. Also inspect both ends to see if it looks like anything is broken off.
     
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    42 Ford has about 20 bars.
     
  14. 1pickup
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    Here's a lesson: The definition of spelt, is hulled wheat. I'm guessing you meant to type: grille is spelled with an "e"
     
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  15. buford_59
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    Touche.......
     
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  17. alchemy
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    I agree on the Merc suggestions. Looks like it's a broken part of a 40 or a 41. See if you can find the good end (unbroken) and give us a measurement.

    Either way, if it's just a broken off piece it won't be worth much. It would be rare to find the guy with a broken other half.
     
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  18. seb fontana
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    Storm drain grate...:D
     
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    Damn, you beat me to it. I was going to jump on those like a chicken on a Junebug.
     
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  21. buford_59
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    Okay guys, in my defence, "spelt" is used in British / Canadian english as well as "spelled". So it is common to use spelt in Canada; but in the U.S. it is common/correct to use spelled, so blame it on my being Canadian. It bugged me that I was wrong so I looked it up (google) and that's what they said.
    Either way has anyone figured out wether it's a grille and what make. If not use it as a grill.
    P.S. What a way to mess up a thread. My apologies.

    DoUg
     
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  22. buford_59
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    Spelt whether wrong.

    DoUg
     
  23. Maybe a section of a 1940 Studebaker grille.... 1940 studebaker-champion.jpg
     
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  25. hotrod_willie
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    Thanks for all the comment. Some are really funny. Here are more pic
    Auto Grill  A.JPG
    Auto Grill  B.JPG
    Auto Grill  C.JPG
    Auto Grill  D.JPG
    Auto Grill  E.JPG
    Auto Grill  F.JPG
     
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  27. alanp561
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    The guy who owns the "Dew Drop Inn Bar and Grill" down the road and paid for the neon sign is really gonna be pissed when he finds out about this;)
     
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