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Customs Which 1940 grille?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by cjtwigt, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. cjtwigt
    Joined: Dec 23, 2017
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    Hi,

    I’ll be looking for a new 1940 ford grille.
    Vintique, Speedway, Drake.
    What are you experiences?

    And is the Drake grille treated with copper and nickle before chroming?

    Please let me know.

    Regards,
    Chris


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  2. redo32
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    A buddy needed one last year and he is a dealer for Bob Drake, everybody was out of stock. He finally found one on another dealers shelf.
     
  3. olscrounger
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    Deluxe or standard? Deluxe only Drake or orig rechromed--others don't fit well. Std Drake or orig again. The grill is a major part of how the whole front clip will fit. They are around if you look hard. OK looked at pics--need a deluxe.
     
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  4. cjtwigt
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    Thank you for your response olscrounger.
    It’s a Deluxe.




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  5. olscrounger
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    I see that--look hard you can find one but only Drake or Orig rechromed--others don't fit
     
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  6. I used 2 1940 DeLuxe grilles, I had one years ago that was junk and made in Argentina. HRP
     
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  7. What olscrounger said... Drake is the only one that fits right. Good look with your search!
     
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  8. olscrounger
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    There are hamb guys that have one maybe-they may contact you--good luck
    I have a friend with maybe 5 orig rechromed ones but he won't turn em loose-tried many times.
    I have one as well rechromed with excellent side vent panels but keeping it in case mine gets whacked.
     
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