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Chevy grill guard--HEAVY duty!
#1339717 Mon Dec 30 2019 06:52 PM
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Shop Shark
Ran across this photo surfing the 'Net. Does anybody have information on this grill guard? It sure makes a statement!

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Re: Chevy grill guard--HEAVY duty!
fonz8261 #1339721 Mon Dec 30 2019 07:13 PM
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Sure it's not a part of a bed frame?


1948 3/4-Ton 5-Window Flatbed Chevrolet [sandeace.com]

28 Years of Daily Driving but now on hiatus. With a '61 261, 848 head, Rochester Monojet carb, SM420 4-speed, 4.10 rear, dual reservoir MC, Bendix up front, 235/85R16 tires, 12-volt w/alternator, electric wipers and a modern radio in the glove box.
Re: Chevy grill guard--HEAVY duty!
fonz8261 #1339732 Mon Dec 30 2019 08:21 PM
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They were made and sold as a dealer installed accessory.

Mike B smile

Re: Chevy grill guard--HEAVY duty!
fonz8261 #1339741 Mon Dec 30 2019 09:16 PM
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Housekeeping (Moderator) Making a Stovebolt Bed & Paint and Body Shop Forums
Looks mainly decorative to me. With just the three connections behind the bumper, it isn't going to absorb much of an impact above the bumper and would probably bend back and mess up the fenders and grille. It is interesting though.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Chevy grill guard--HEAVY duty!
fonz8261 #1339748 Mon Dec 30 2019 09:24 PM
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Here is the factory version advertised in 1951, I have seen a similar GMC unit to the Chevrolet pictured earlier. I will see if I can locate it to post.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/advance-design_parts_co/8257442437/in/album-72157632208362076/

Re: Chevy grill guard--HEAVY duty!
fonz8261 #1339749 Mon Dec 30 2019 09:28 PM
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I see that Brad's photo has a brace going back to the splash apron. Maybe there was a bracket underneath there to support it rather than just bolting to the thin sheet metal apron. That would at least help maintain it in a vertical position.


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos [flickr.com]
Busting rust since the mid-60's
Re: Chevy grill guard--HEAVY duty!
fonz8261 #1339757 Mon Dec 30 2019 09:46 PM
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Posts: 30,307
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The 1954/55st version is in the attached photo - not high enough resolution to allow expansion.

[added a better image]

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Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: Chevy grill guard--HEAVY duty!
fonz8261 #1339771 Mon Dec 30 2019 11:22 PM
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I agree with Kevin. Nicely done home built. Decoration only.


Martin
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'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)
ā€˜65 Chevy Biscayne 4dr 230 I-6 one owner (Iā€™m #2)
ā€˜39 Dodge Businessmans Coupe
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Re: Chevy grill guard--HEAVY duty!
fonz8261 #1339772 Mon Dec 30 2019 11:28 PM
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Might be nice in the garden. Plant some Cosmos an let them grow through it.


Gord
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1954 1/2 ton 235 4 speed
Re: Chevy grill guard--HEAVY duty!
fonz8261 #1339774 Mon Dec 30 2019 11:36 PM
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ace skiver
for decoration only - no

It was actually useful as a brush guard (as stated in the image above).

It serves/served that purpose very well.


Tim
1954Advance-Design.com [1954advance-design.com]
1954 3106 Carryall Suburban [stovebolt.com] - part of the family for 49 years
1954 3104 5-window pickup w/Hydra-Matic [1954advance-design.com] - part of the family for 15 years
- If you have to stomp on your foot-pedal starter, either you, or your starter, or your engine, has a problem.
- The 216 and early 235 engines are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
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