1934 grill wire frame mounting?

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1934 grill wire frame mounting?

Postby DarcyG » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:02 am

I am at the stage of fitting my radiaor, grill and the chrome front piece and wire mesh. The new grill I have does not have the four studs for mounting the front wire mesh frame.

I recall discussing this with the late Dave Hardwick and he said to make and shape four spacers, drill a hole in the grill and use a bolt and dome nut.

I now have two concerns. One, I had planned to paint the grill and any spacer (unless rubber) will eventually crack the paint. If I braze mounts on to the grill I am concerned the heat may distort the fine curve of the front edge of the grill.

Second, I have seen some photos (see attached) that suggest the inner scuttle between the grill and the radiator (three sided, bottom has crank hole - see attached) may also be mounted externally on these same four studs. Others show only the mesh frame mounted on the studs. Again, if I braze the mounts on the grill do they provide for the scuttle section or not.

Both units are correct for the car, the grill just did not incorporate the studs.

I hope this is clear - what have others done?
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Re: 1934 grill wire frame mounting?

Postby Peter McKercher » Sat Dec 10, 2016 10:32 am

Darcy,
Both mine have the air deflector and the mesh mounted over top of the radiator surround. I assume you have the correct spacers which are scalloped on one side to match the profile of the surround edge. For fixing the spacers, brazing shouldn't warp the metal, if you don't heat it too much. However, I would suggest that you thread the spacers instead, so they are fixed in place and needn't be removed every time you remove the acorn nut. It's also much easier to remove the mesh this way. My Nine sports has unthreaded spacers. The ones on my Le Mans are threaded. I prefer the latter.
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Re: 1934 grill wire frame mounting?

Postby DarcyG » Sat Dec 10, 2016 8:14 pm

Thanks, I don't have spacers, I will make from brass stock and will shape and thread as suggested to take the dome nut on the outside.


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