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Where to get a good grille???
#1376687 Fri Sep 11 2020 01:56 AM
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The 1950 3100 we got didn't come with the original grille, so I'm looking for the best option in finding a replacement. I've heard aftermaket aren't good, but don't know where to find a good orig. Thanks for any help. Does anyone make a new reproduction that is nice?

Re: Where to get a good grille???
k.lyon #1376714 Fri Sep 11 2020 01:20 PM
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I've been running a repo grille on my 52 Panel for over 7 years. I do keep it parked in the garage and I do wax the grille good once a year and it has held up well. Maybe you'll get lucky and get one made on Tuesday or Wednesday!!

If I recommended someone I'd recommend JimCarter or Classic Parts..........and no, I'm not on their payroll !!!


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Re: Where to get a good grille???
k.lyon #1376724 Fri Sep 11 2020 04:51 PM
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K.Lyon,
Depends on your goal. Show truck or daily driver?
Craigslist has them time to time ( usually original ones)
Ebay has both but shipping will cost you. I suggest searching local ( if you go original)
There is one near me for sale for $200 (original chrome style) ..they are out there.

Last edited by Shaffer's1950; Fri Sep 11 2020 04:52 PM.
Re: Where to get a good grille???
k.lyon #1376733 Fri Sep 11 2020 05:49 PM
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What I did was buy two original grilles from a swap meet. Both had damaged bars but in different spots. I shaved the rivets holding the bars from behind and mix and matched a very straight and original grille.

Re: Where to get a good grille???
Geo55 #1376747 Fri Sep 11 2020 10:15 PM
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Originally Posted by Geo55
What I did was buy two original grilles from a swap meet. Both had damaged bars but in different spots. I shaved the rivets holding the bars from behind and mix and matched a very straight and original grille.
I did the same. Found one on craiglist when I was down in SoCal visiting my mom and brought it back home as baggage (for free nanner). The original and the one I bought had enough good pieces to make a complete good grille. It's not chromed though. My truck is a work truck that had a painted grille.


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Re: Where to get a good grille???
k.lyon #1376778 Sat Sep 12 2020 04:12 AM
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The best grille maker for these trucks? GM. Be patient, diamonds come up and when they do, be quick! I got mine for $80 with a tiny dent on the #4 bar. I’m still looking for another junker with that straight bar so I can replace mine. I could fix it, but I know one will pop up and likely for free.


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Re: Where to get a good grille???
k.lyon #1376877 Sun Sep 13 2020 05:07 AM
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You might also try Mongo's Garage in KC.

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John

Last edited by J Lucas; Sun Sep 13 2020 05:24 AM.

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Re: Where to get a good grille???
k.lyon #1376948 Sun Sep 13 2020 11:52 PM
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Someone just posted new old stock grill ,look at the parts for sale in stovebolt


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