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Re: 47-53 Truck Grills
Brad Allen #649576 Tue May 25 2010 06:04 PM
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Just a little sandblasting and she'll be good as new. Good find...


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Re: 47-53 Truck Grills
Brad Allen #651948 Thu Jun 03 2010 05:22 AM
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They did offer stainless, I have one from a 47. I was told they are very rare.

Re: 47-53 Truck Grills
Brad Allen #651978 Thu Jun 03 2010 11:06 AM
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So Brad, what do the neighbors have to say about having a salvage yard where your located??? I'll bet they're taking up a petition right now to get you out of town and out to the country as we speak. You're gonna be giving "Mothertrucker" out in the AZ desert a run for the money if you keep it up.
Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re: 47-53 Truck Grills
Denny Graham #651982 Thu Jun 03 2010 01:20 PM
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Denny,

I have been able to placate the neighbors by parting just one truck at a time from the time it hits the driveway until I take the bones to the scrapyard is two-weeks. Patrick in regards to the stainless I would be curious to see pictures or hear more about how you determined that. I have never seen one in stainless, has anyone else?

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Re: 47-53 Truck Grills
Brad Allen #651988 Thu Jun 03 2010 01:31 PM
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An Advance-Design stainless-steel grill would be as rare as hen's teeth (unless it was custom made - this would be a rare and valuable curiosity).


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
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- 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 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 47-53 Truck Grills
Brad Allen #652087 Thu Jun 03 2010 08:15 PM
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I believe the early chrome grills all had the slightly off white painted back bars. If I remember correctly it is called "Windsor White"?? Not sure though. It does have a cream color to it and I believe it gets "creamier" as the years pass.

I have never seen or heard of a stainless grill in these trucks.

Last edited by Nifty 50; Thu Jun 03 2010 08:19 PM.

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Re: 47-53 Truck Grills
Nifty 50 #652497 Sat Jun 05 2010 06:03 AM
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It has a small dent, some dings, and someone drilled 2 holes to mount the licence plate. I was thinking of getting it fixed and rechromed, and the chrome guy told me it was stainless and rare. He said don't chrome it, but it could be repaired.

Re: 47-53 Truck Grills
Patrick W #652511 Sat Jun 05 2010 10:33 AM
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Real easy to tell Patrick, is it magnetic or not? That would be a first if it is SS. Ya just gotta post a picture of it.

Denny Graham
Sandwich, IL

Re: 47-53 Truck Grills
Denny Graham #652512 Sat Jun 05 2010 11:00 AM
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Denny & Patrick,

I do not want to further blurr the possibility of the grill being stainless (if it is a custom grill, it could be stainless); however, it should be noted that the magnetic test is not 100% proof. There are magnetic and non-magnetic examples of stainless steel. I have received slightly-magnetic stainless steel from vendors of stainless steel hardware.


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
Z-series (54/55) GMC 350 (2-ton) COE [1954advance-design.com] - now part of Dave's family
- 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 engine are not "splash oilers" - this is a splash oiler. [chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com]
Re: 47-53 Truck Grills
tclederman #652513 Sat Jun 05 2010 11:06 AM
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Regardless, if the magnet does not stick, it's definitely stainless. If it does stick, that doesn't mean it's not stainless.

I'd like to hear the results of a magnet test. It could prove that it's stainless.


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