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What is this '30s grille?


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There was speculation it is '37 Studebaker.  But looking at this thread:

 

The construction isn't the same.  Pictured grille has 32 slats.  The restoration subject has 38.  Were there aftermarket grilles for '37?  I know there were for the Champions (39-40).

 

Side view:

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Each one of these slats has a right angle on the end which is spot-welded to the outer frame, un-like the resotration thread.

 

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Not a Dodge grille, but similar.

44 minutes ago, KURTRUK said:

Appears to be a '37 Dodge car grille.  Missing the center strip.  '37 Dodge trucks are different.

Can you believe it ?  I beat Keiser to it!

 

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J.C. Whitney and probably many other aftermarket retailers (Such as Western Auto and maybe even Sears and Wards) sold replacement grilles for 30's and 40's cars into the 1960's or even later. They were usually fabricated from many pieces rather than made from a larger stamping - to lower costs and avoid patent problems. If interested, you might find some old sales catalogs on line or at swap meets.

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5 hours ago, f.f.jones said:

J.C. Whitney and probably many other aftermarket retailers (Such as Western Auto and maybe even Sears and Wards) sold replacement grilles for 30's and 40's cars into the 1960's or even later. They were usually fabricated from many pieces rather than made from a larger stamping - to lower costs and avoid patent problems. If interested, you might find some old sales catalogs on line or at swap meets.

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14 hours ago, KURTRUK said:

How is it not a Dodge grille?  The two halves are bolted together instead of having the separate center section (about 3" wide") in between.  Just asking.

Too many louvers.

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Looks to me based on the individual pieces that someone has assembled just the 2 side pieces along their center flange, note that the 4 center bolts match the Dodge pieces. Perhaps put together just to keep in one place, or to fit some possible project. So I think that is what you have here.

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