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Speedways 40 standard grill

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by yblock292, Dec 24, 2013.

  1. yblock292
    Joined: Oct 10, 2006
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    Has anyone used Speedways 39 delux 40 standard grill? I'm pretty sure its china made, price isn't to bad, what about fit and finish?
     
  2. 19Fordy
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    Bob Drake's grille is $795. Speedway is $615. I just bought a Bob Drake chrome 40 DeLuxe grille form DRAKE and shipping was free. It fit like a glove and the finish was great. China made grilles are notorious for poor quality and fit. The $180 difference is not worth it. Buy the DRAKE grille. You will be a lot happier in the long run.
     
  3. Crusty Nut
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    I wonder who has it in stock? Probably not Bob. If you can get one, his stuff is nice.
     
  4. olscrounger
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    go with Drake or a NOS one as the grille fit is crucial to the front sheet metal fit. They are out there--picked up a NOS one a while back complete with O1A tags on it for the same price as a repo grille. CK egay--think I saw one on there a while back--both halves but no center piece
     

  5. I used the Bob Drake grill in my convertible,,fit like a glove. HRP
     
  6. yblock292
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    Thanks, seems like everytime i try to buy something from drake they are on back order, but don't need it for a while. Is the 39 delux and 40 standard the same?
     
  7. 19Fordy
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    In Nov. 2013, I received my grille directly in about 10 days from BOB DRAKE after ordering it on-line directly from him. Very happy.
     
  8. mt shasta steve
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    Hi "Y";
    I had to buy new grille for both my cars. All Ford Parts in San Jose had Drake boxed grilles for $100 LESS than BD.
    Just for the record a '39 deluxe will interchange with a '40 standard, but are not the same. Look at the number of rails. The '39 has fewer rails and spaced farther apart. Look in a Drake catalog, and you'll see the difference. Another difference is depth. They are the same height and width, but the '39 is slightly more "blunt" than the '40 by about 1 inch. It gave my little truck a noticeable over bite.
     
  9. terryble
    Joined: Sep 25, 2008
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    from canada

    39 Deluxe and 40 standard grills are really very different as are their respective hoods
     
  10. 40Standard
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    pay the price and use Bob Drake's grill
     
  11. okiedokie
    Joined: Jul 5, 2005
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    Try Dick Spadaro for a Drake gril.
     
  12. OLDSMAN
    Joined: Jul 20, 2006
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    The Speedway grille will fill the hole and nothing more. It is very poor quality, and using it will make the fitting of the front end next to impossible
     

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