New 54 Grille Guard

Discussion in '1947-1954' started by Thunder54, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Thunder54

    Thunder54 Member

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    I found this original 54 AD grille guard on the shelf in a box in an old closed down parts house last weekend.

    It is exactly like the bumper guard I had on my original 54 way back when.

    Before and after photos. please excuse "Homers Garage", I haven't gotten to much of my slack time house keeping since Hurricane Ike in 2008.

    I know where everything is, but no one else can find anything in my garage unless they trip over it.

    Keep the new grille guard?

    Jim :rolleyes:
     

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  2. upnorth54

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    Nice! do you want to sell it?
     
  3. Thunder54

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    Not yet

    That is the ultimate compliment on this site, but I just found the thing and I have been looking for a suitable grille guard for 10 years.

    I stumbled onto this one, and I knew what it was made for when I saw it. The cross bar is bowed way out past the bumper to protect the "bullnose" in the 54 grille center.

    I may yet find another, there were two other upright bracket pieces on the shelf, but no cross bar.

    It will be another couple of months before I get invited back to that old parts house.

    Jim:cool:
     
  4. ol' chebby

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    Looks right on there.
     
  5. Zig

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    Looks good, Jim

    I'd say keep it, since you actually drive your truck off road.
    BTW, good luck with your garage. Maybe that store has a round tuit? :rolleyes:
     
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    It looks great, if you do not want to keep it, I would like to have it.
     
  7. mel 55_1

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    And I thought my rebuild was just about complete... now there's that one extra I really have to have.
     
  8. DeadZoneTruckin

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    We have a NOS 54 truck grill guard... Still in the original GM box.
     

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  9. Thunder54

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    Thanks for the photos

    I did not find the brackets and made what I thought was correct. I see the bottom brackets in your photo that bolt back to the frame.

    I have a little more work to do to stabilize the bumper guard per what you show me.

    I was concerned that the guard may torque the bumper, these lower brackets will solve that.

    Thanks for the photos.

    Jim:eek:
     
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    '54 / '55.1 Grille Guard

    If you don't use it , you should.....
     
  11. Wolf

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    Those look sweet!
     
  12. LaTroca52

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    grill guard

    nice find i would be looking for other goodies at that parts store.
     

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