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Technical Lower Grille Shell on Model A

Discussion in 'Traditional Hot Rods' started by Genes12320, Jul 29, 2021.

  1. Genes12320
    Joined: Dec 1, 2007
    Posts: 97


    My son and I both have Model T bodies on Model A Chassis on our TROG cars. The Model A grille shell is high. We would like to get something lower. We are thinking of going with Whippet shells, but we already needed to trim the fans down. We are looking for ideas.
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  2. dana barlow
    Joined: May 30, 2006
    Posts: 4,774

    dana barlow
    from Miami Fla.
    1. Y-blocks

    Shells can be cut. My 28 A shell is cut, I slide bottom up inside top.
    I'm about 3in. short from stock hight! I use a T-bucket Rad>fits fine,but not as wide as "A" rad,but "T" size rad is shorter then a stock A. Cut is hiding behind frame,so dose not show.

    Some cut out part of side an weld together. frontendShot.jpg
    Last edited: Jul 30, 2021
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  3. lostone
    Joined: Oct 13, 2013
    Posts: 2,037

    from kansas


    Cut your own and put it were you want it.

    I took 3 inches out of the height of mine and changed the contour to fit my homemade spreader bar...

    Attached Files:

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  4. bymanr
    Joined: Nov 12, 2008
    Posts: 74


    IMG_6936.jpg Check out Rons video on grill shell modifying on YouTube. It helped me on my avatar grill shell.

  5. Illustrious Hector
    Joined: Jun 15, 2020
    Posts: 183

    Illustrious Hector
    from Alberta

    The body on my Tudor is channeled 3" so the grill being too high to match the cowl so I sectioned it 2''
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  6. I trimmed my '28 shell 1.5" so it sits lower between the deuce rails:
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  7. I used a T shell and had a radiator built with a scallop for the fan. 1175331_10151864285737329_1271346566_n_zpsbb976f52.JPG

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