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Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by pbr40, Oct 20, 2019.

  1. papajohn
    Joined: Nov 2, 2006
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    I haven't assembled the grill yet, but I bought a hundred pulls on Egay real cheap. Lots cheaper than the hardware store
     
  2. belair
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    Obviously, the drawer pull grille is harder to get right, but when you do, it works nice.
     
  3. 'Mo
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    While you're at it...
    How 'bout some custom side trim, Ala Johnny Taylor's incredible '58 Ford?

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    (Photo: Howard Gribble)
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    Last edited: Oct 21, 2019
  4. pbr40
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    I get we all have opinions! But that’s not what I was asking for. I am asking for guys that have built or own a tube and or pull knob grille. There are plenty of cars that win awards that I don’t care for. But I keep moving on! It’s easy to give a negative opinion on something you don’t like or care for. With that being said I’m not here to impress anyone. That’s why we all built cars to make them our personal own.
     
  5. pbr40
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  6. Barn Hunter
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    Knob grilles done right look old school cool. Most tube grilles are a little boring.
     
  7. ... more "nag"ging ... :D

    Robert Yoas ... custom 1957 Corvette, built by Dick Bertolucci.

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    ... slight off topic posts following. Why ? Because they're f*cking cool !

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    PLUSH WHITE CARPET FOUR SPEED !!

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    PLUSH PLEATED DASH !!!
     
  8. pbr40
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    Man that vette does it for me!
     
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  9. stanlow69
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    Do you have a few 57 Chevy hoods lying around. Do you have a better pic @Sancho. 2019-10-21_192355.jpg
     
  10. I couldn't find any really good photos of the grill.
    I lightened this one up some:
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  11. williebill
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    I'm feeling a bit of inspiration now.
    Thanks to all who posted pics of things out of the ordinary.
     
  12. radarsonwheels
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    My truck had one for a couple years before I found a set of the stock grille bars.


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  13. stanlow69
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  14. TagMan
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  15. 'Mo
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    Great! Now put that inspiration to work, and show us the results! :cool: ;) :D
     
  16. 19Fordy
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    Plain and simple is much better than bling and gaudy.
     
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  17. Barn Hunter
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    In an older Speed Mechanics mag. 20191021_222737 (2).jpg
     
  18. 'Mo
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    Another favorite...
    1958 Ford mesh, 1959 Cadillac bullets.

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  19. I vote for a 57 vette bar and teeth!



    mainly because I have one in the way.:D
    I’ll deliver it too!
     
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  20. 'Mo
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    Last edited: Oct 23, 2019
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  21. a boner
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    Who did the first kitchen cabinet pull knob grill.....Geo.?
     
  22. Jalopy Joker
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  23. 'Mo
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    Chromed copper tubing and sheet metal were used to form the grille on Ted Leventhal's Chevy (notable for the first-ever Candy paint job).

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  24. 'Mo
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    Though not to my liking, you can see the Bailon influence in this Shoebox Ford.

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  25. j hansen
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    Some kustom grilles from Sweden...... Skärmavbild 2019-10-24 kl. 16.59.59.png Skärmavbild 2019-10-24 kl. 17.00.37.png Skärmavbild 2019-10-24 kl. 17.01.09.png Skärmavbild 2019-10-24 kl. 17.03.00.png
     
  26. Lol... tell us how you REALLY feel. They had their place circa 1958...
     
  27. pbr40
    Joined: Aug 10, 2008
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    Copper tubing? Easy to chrome! So would you solder copper sheet metal to mount it off of?
     

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