What's that saying? If at first you don't succeed, try & try again? Seems that's been the story of finding the right grille for this project.
In earlier posts you'll recall that we initially tried a 1935 Ford grille on the truck. Problem was it made the front of the truck feel too stubby. Then I picked up at 1934 for a classic look. It fit the truck pretty well but to really take it to the next level a 1933 Ford grille would be the ultimate choice. Problem is, those grilles can set you back $2,000+ on any given day & I've been unwilling to pay that much.
After a year of eBay searches though I did find a '33 grille for a reasonable price. Seems it was affordable because it was painted & you just never know what things look like once that paint is stripped off. Still, it looked straight enough so I gave it a shot.
Good news is the '33 is straight & servicable given a little TLC to address the rust issues.
Better news, I don't have to buy any more grilles. I've gotten sick of the pricey things sitting around the garage. Off to a new home via eBay for the '34 & '35 grilles.