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Made myself a new grill.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by mr. h, Mar 17, 2012.

  1. i have always wanted to do something different with my 53 ford grill so i found some 51 ford truck teeth and modified them to fit my stock grill bar. What do you think?[​IMG]
     
  2. Killer32
    Joined: Feb 3, 2012
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    Killer32
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    from California

    Looks good to Me!!
     
  3. 1959apache
    Joined: Nov 22, 2009
    Posts: 2,631

    1959apache
    Member

    okay... i feel dumb... I clicked on this thinking you made a bbq out of car parts or something... boy was I surprised lol.

    All joking aside, it looks really nice dude. One of a kind for sure. Are you thinking about chroming it or what?
     
  4. "Oh my Grandma, what Big Teeth you have"

    I like it!
     

  5. R Frederick
    Joined: Mar 30, 2009
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    R Frederick
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    from illinois

    I thought you were going to cook burgers out tonight. Looks good.
     
  6. cgc1958
    Joined: Aug 22, 2011
    Posts: 302

    cgc1958
    Member Emeritus
    1. 1957-59 Ranchero's

    Looks good, I think it's kind of "Desoto-ish" but it's different and also using Ford parts. I dig it.
     
  7. Marcosmadness
    Joined: Dec 19, 2010
    Posts: 366

    Marcosmadness
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    from California

    I like it! It is, in some ways, a subtle modification and in others an "in you face" modification. It is one of the better custom grills that I have seen.
     
  8. thank you for your input guys. i have to paint it unfortunately. The chrome that used to be on it was way pitted and had a lot of dents. This is actually my first metal working experience. My good friend welded it up for me. but im probably just going to paint it.
     
  9. melsfine39
    Joined: Apr 24, 2009
    Posts: 235

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    Looks Rough, BUT tuff!! I like it!!! Mel:D
     
  10. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
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    Jalopy Joker
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    just leave as is till you can get it chromed. painted grills only work in some trucks.
     
  11. william.ali.kay
    Joined: Nov 20, 2009
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    william.ali.kay
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    from Milwaukee

    Looks good. It fits well.

    I know it wouldnt be cheap, but I think it would look killer chrome.
     
  12. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
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    scrap metal 48
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    Be proud.. Looks good....
     
  13. VoodooTwin
    Joined: Jul 13, 2011
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    VoodooTwin
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    from Noo Yawk

    It looks great! Your car appears to have some nice road wear/patina on it. Why paint the grille? I'd rock it as-is!
     
  14. tjmercury
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  15. Molonewolf
    Joined: Jan 22, 2012
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    I like it , something differant.
     
  16. 19Fordy
    Joined: May 17, 2003
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    19Fordy
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    Looks great. 52, 53 and 54 Ford grilles are hard to customize and still look good.
     
  17. I like it , rub some Gibbs over the welds to stop em rusting and run it like it is .


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  18. GassersGarage
    Joined: Jul 1, 2007
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    GassersGarage
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    Great choice, I never would have thought of that. Looks good.
     
  19. rcoffey
    Joined: Dec 13, 2007
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    rcoffey
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    run it as is I like it!
     
  20. josh highley
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  21. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
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    jcmarz
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    from Chino, Ca

    I thought you meant new dentures!
     
  22. mashed
    Joined: Oct 15, 2011
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    mashed
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    from 4077th

    Real gangstas gold plate 'em.

    [​IMG]
     
  23. Silhouettes 57
    Joined: Dec 9, 2006
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    Silhouettes 57
    Member

    That's what customizing is all about.
    Looks good and would be killer chromed.
     
  24. thanks a bunch guys. i may just run it like that. and yeah man that is part of the grill you told me about. the stock truck grill only had three teeth so i have to find more.
     
  25. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
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    tfeverfred
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    Looks good. I'd run it like it is and start a 'chrome fund" for Christmas.
     
  26. Greaser Bob
    Joined: Mar 5, 2006
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    Greaser Bob
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    What he said!!!
     
  27. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
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    looks great. leave it alone till you can afford chrome. lets see more pics of car.
     
  28. onetruth1130
    Joined: Dec 1, 2010
    Posts: 271

    onetruth1130
    Member

    Yea id say leave it, looks cool and dirty! Its a good style. Good job man!
     
  29. i think i may just clean it up and run it like it is for now.
     

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