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1939-40 Grille Dimensions #1310339 Sat May 11 2019 09:38 AM
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Tomme Offline OP
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Hi,

I am trying to fit a new grille to my 1940 1/2 ton but it does not really fit inside the edges along the sides, either the grille is slightly to wide or the front sheetmetal on the pickup is slightly to narrow.

Before is start massaging stuff i would very much appreciate if someone could tell me the correct dimension inside the edges along the sides where the grille should fit inside.

See arrow on the picture.

In advance, Big Thanks!

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Re: 1939-40 Grille Dimensions [Re: Tomme] #1310367 Sat May 11 2019 02:20 PM
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Lightholder's Dad Offline
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I have not worked on a 39-40 but on my '37 the grill is installed from the backside. In other words, you have to remove the radiator or the whole front end from the truck. The grill does not install from the front. Perhaps it is the same with your truck?
Kent


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Re: 1939-40 Grille Dimensions [Re: Lightholder's Dad] #1310369 Sat May 11 2019 02:24 PM
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Tomme Offline OP
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Originally Posted by Lightholder's Dad
I have not worked on a 39-40 but on my '37 the grill is installed from the backside. In other words, you have to remove the radiator or the whole front end from the truck. The grill does not install from the front. Perhaps it is the same with your truck?
Kent


It installs with screws from the front, no problem there.
The problem is that the grille is about 1/4" too wide to fit the bars inside the vertical edges of the sheetmetal on the sides of the grille.

Maybe it just needs some persuation to fit. ;-)

/Tomme

Re: 1939-40 Grille Dimensions [Re: Tomme] #1310550 Mon May 13 2019 01:30 AM
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rickmg Offline
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I've had my grill in and out on my 39 a few times. I take the top trim and plate off along with the center trim and top front piece that holds the front of the hood in place before I install the grill. I did have to squeeze the grill in order to fit it into the grill shell. By removing all that trim it makes it a lot easier to install. A 1940 grill has 16 bars and the 1939 has 17. Not a fun job, but it can be accomplished. From the looks of your picture some of the trim is already removed. Remove the trim that says Chevrolet at the top.

Rick


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