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Old 12-25-2020, 12:37 PM   #1
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Default Grill insert orig Vs Repro 1932

Any tell tail signs or differences on 32 grill inserts to look at for “Original” and “Repro’s”???
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Old 12-25-2020, 12:45 PM   #2
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Original grille bars are not shiny. They are painted grey.
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Old 12-25-2020, 01:30 PM   #3
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Also there is a significant difference in the weight between most of the Chinese grilles and an original. Only repro grille close to original and made in the USA is the now defunct grille insert from Dale's in OKC. I have not had a chance to check the new United Pacific inserts.
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Old 12-25-2020, 07:42 PM   #4
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& there is 3 different original passenger insert ,
(Crank hole )
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& there is 3 different original passenger insert ,
(Crank hole )
Yes, I have DavidG’s restoration book open now reading and re-reading and comparing
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Old 12-26-2020, 11:26 AM   #6
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A fourth variation of the crank hole opening has shown up in Europe.
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Old 12-27-2020, 01:26 PM   #7
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Original were painted
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Old 01-09-2021, 05:48 PM   #8
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Should be painted, not stainless, is the first clue.
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Old 01-09-2021, 06:37 PM   #9
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