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Technical Lets see some interesting custom grilles for '52 -'54 Fords

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by HOTRODPRIMER, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. custom_line
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  2. Toymont
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    Lowered the pan and used another top trim for the lower
     
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  3. belair
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    Gentlemen, lets get those radiators and AC condensers painted.
     
  4. metalman
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    Here ya go, found a pic of this one at least. I put the T-bird bumper on 20 some odd years ago. Car was sold shortly after, supposedly went to the east coast. If anyone knows it's whereabouts I'd like to know. According to NM dmv it's still in my buddy's name!
    Had a duel quad Olds in it if that helps.
    Back to grills....
     
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  5. I've seen that car before! :) HRP
     
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  6. TVC
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    What a terrific thread ! !

    I remember my father bringing home each issue of Rod & Custom and looking at the grill swaps ! It was sort of the best part for me. I could understand them more easily than I could the sunken antennas and frenched tail lights. These modifications were too subtle for my tiny mind, but the grill swap was right there in my face. We would play a game with me trying to guess what car the grill originally came from.
     
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  7. 3W JOHN
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    I like the grill in Brendas car.

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  8. Dick Stevens
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    I like this the best of any of them, the 54 Chevy grille would be next IMHO.
     
  9. Dick,that does look good and uses the stock '54 grille with the center bullet removed.

    The wrap around chrome extension pieces on the fenders have been removed and and moved to the inside of the opening,I believe this is the work of Chip Foose. HRP

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  10. Dick Stevens
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    And most importantly, Lady HRP may approve of this grille modification!
     
  11. custom_line
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  12. This Ford is after 54 but came to mind for this thread! From my hometown when I was eleven!:eek: 1958 not sure if I bought the magazine because the car was from Stamford CT. or because Joy Harmon was in it.:rolleyes: The Ford was named after his wife. " The Lady Lee":cool:
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  13. lanny haas
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    55 Chevy grille guard, the turn signals are under the bullits
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  14. RidgeRunner
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    I agree 100%. The KISS approach is tough to beat, especially so with the shoeboxes.

    Ed
     
  15. j3harleys
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    I miss that car. Like I do every time I sell one.
     
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  16. j3harleys
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    Always special when its a car we knew when we were kids. I mean young because I guess we are still kids.
     
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    Anyone know who made this? Soooo clean


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  19. markmnotdead
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    Gorgeous grille. Also looking for that fender trim, 54 mercury trim is it?


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  20. Early 50's Packard's have trim similar to that.
     
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  22. Blade58
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    That is correct saw it on OVERHAULIN started out as a 4 door sedan
     
  23. 1955 or '56 Plymouth.
     
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  25. Wow. Lady Lee was a hottie!! Has anyone flipped the stock bar upside down?



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  27. 1) 53 Ford with bullet gone, 2) 54 with the bullet gone, 3) 55 Ford, 4) Cal Custom tube, 5) 54 Pontiac
     
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  28. Steve Hutman's (@kustomcar53) current 54 Ford gasser project-
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    Inspired by this car
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