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Technical Shoebox floating grille help

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by barfers, Aug 30, 2014.

  1. barfers
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    good call big A
     
  2. barfers
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    I need 49 or 50 merc sheet metal to graft in, if any body has a donor car please let me know.
    sincerly M
     
  3. Finnrodder
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    Try classifieds,i found mine from there.
     
  4. barfers
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  5. barfers
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    Waiting on a good friend rob montgomery to build my grille surround then trim and float the plymouth unit
     
  6. barfers
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    input please
     
  7. I went through a bunch of grille ideas before I decided on one.
     
  8. jivin jer
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    '53 Chev bumper guard. This one's on ebay right now. $_57[1].jpg
     
  9. randy
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    @barfers That Cadillac grille bar you have is from a '59 Cad...FYI.
     
  10. barfers
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    thanks randy never tried to pin point the year just liked the measurments
     
  11. barfers
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    love the chevy guard thanks
     
  12. barfers
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  13. barfers
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    Can't get enough of this stuff
     
  14. Shamus
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    A '56 Chrysler over ride bar, shortened & recountered to follow the upper grill bar & chromed.

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  15. Eric H
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    image.jpg I'm sure you notivpced after Rob's post that the Merc shell does not need to be scaled down. They are still out there but run about $600- $900 most of the time. An interesting idea that I can't take credit for is the use of a left and right garnish moulding from the quarter windows of any car you think has a nice shape. Just cut the B pillar and sill portions off and weld the two together.
    I used a Merc shell in mine and it fit quite well.
     
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  16. Eric H
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    image.jpg My shell last summer .
     
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  17. barfers
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    love the newyorker grille bar, thought it was 55 production year.. wanna sell it?
     
  18. barfers
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    hmmmm intresting idea for sure
    thanks for the great idea
     
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  19. barfers
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    your car is looking great eric
     
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  20. Leadsled 49
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    This is how I did mine. Saved me a lot of cash not chroming all the grill pieces. And the parking light housings are crazy expensive. ImageUploadedByH.A.M.B.1414461187.218546.jpg


    Posted using the Full Custom H.A.M.B. App!
     
  21. barfers
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  22. barfers
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    I also picked up a decent 55 Chrysler new Yorker grille bar, whats the best approach to shortenting these, saw rob had one mocked up in his shoebox for a while
     
  23. barfers
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    thanks freddie for the merc surround!
     
  24. barfers
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  26. barfers
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    All it needs is everything
     

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  27. BLUDICE
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    I thought about this in my '52 - looks good!!
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  28. HOLLYWOOD GRAHAM
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    An idea I had for my Merc. while looking at an early Mustang was using the front bumper as it is V’ed already. Sorry no pics.
     
  29. Quintin
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    I used a 55 new yorker rear bumper overrider, it's very simular to the grill.
     

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  30. my car is a 51 but this is what i am currently doing.

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