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Customs Zephyr guys, Need your help

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by taildragger1957, Apr 14, 2016.

  1. taildragger1957
    Joined: Mar 18, 2009
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    I posted this question on my 41 plymouth build thread, but no response so I figured i'd start a new thread. I got these 41 Lincoln grilles at a swap meet for pretty cheap a few weekends ago. Was looking at them there and thought they might be recast by someone. But the price was good, so i bought them anyway. They are real solid, but the mounting tabs on the back look odd (I don't have a 41 Lincoln, so I have no idea to tell if they are supposed to be like that or not) and they don't have any numbers on them, but are stamped with "F&W" on the back. I don't really care if they are original or not, being as i plan to put them on my 41 plymouth. But I'm curious still. Also if anyone knows how these might mount on the back, Id appreciate any tips. Thanks guys 20160413_185001.jpg 20160413_185013.jpg 20160413_185018.jpg 20160413_185028.jpg
     
  2. taildragger1957
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    Heres a pic of the "F&W" stamping on the back
    20160413_185038.jpg


    And up against my plymouth
    20160409_123409.jpg
     
  3. F&J
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    The originals are die cast zinc alloy, not sand cast aluminum like those.
     
  4. taildragger1957
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    Thank you.. Thats what i suspected. Anyone have any idea on mounting them? Im assuming those "Tabs" on the back aren't like the original lincoln tabs
     

  5. lucas doolin
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    I've got a pair of those also. Inasmuch as they were a lower cost replacement for the original Zephyr grilles, they mount just like the parts they replace. The Zephyr has a cavity also fitted with tabs on the inner, upper and lower sides and the outside tabs bolt to the fender mounting area. The grilles actually overlap the fender/front chassis sheetmetal extension seam.
     
  6. taildragger1957
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    Awesome. Good to know. Thank you
     
  7. Amoros
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