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Old 04-07-2018, 12:30 AM   #1
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Default Costs for parts, grill, garnish moldings, hood? 1933 coupe

I have a friend who is building a 33 coupe and has been offered these parts. I am not up on prices, and he is an older guy and doesn't do the computer. I tried to do some research, but didn't find much. How much should a person expect to pay for an original re-chromed grill, re-chromed garnish moldings and a nice original complete hood?

I can try to get pictures from the guy and try to post them, but I can't promise anything. Please don't ask if they are for sale, they are not to the public.

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Old 04-07-2018, 07:05 AM   #2
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Nice rechromed grill is 2K+ have seen them as high as 4K, all garnish moldings for a coupe Lets say it is a 5-W around 1.2K and a nice hood around 600.
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Old 04-07-2018, 09:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for the information. I will pass the word onto my buddy.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:14 AM   #4
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From what I've seen lately, the price of good '33 hoods seem to have jumped up to around $1K.
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Old 04-07-2018, 10:32 AM   #5
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I tried to look on ebay and the few prices I did see were more expensive than those above? I guess it depends on who's looking.

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Old 04-07-2018, 10:50 AM   #6
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i dont think 1k will buy a nice 33 hood, if you can even find one
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Old 04-07-2018, 11:29 AM   #7
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Above are understated prices. It now cost in excess of $2k to plate a 33 grill. I've seen them ask $4-5k for a plated one but not seen one in a while available

Good hoods are $1500 up of course bad ones are less
Anything 33 (and almost 34) are getting like deuce parts
Building one from parts is a hard and $$ way to go
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I have a spare 33 grill if you want to email me directly
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:41 PM   #8
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If you can even find a mint, '33 grill consider yourself very lucky.
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Old 04-07-2018, 12:55 PM   #9
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I think Nottingham still makes an33 repo
But they are best for rods
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:29 PM   #10
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Yes the 33 grills have sky rocketed. Nottinghams grills are north of 2k now but for street rods they are real nice. For a rechromed original as much as 4K. Real nice hoods are going for $1,900.00 and higher.
I am building a 33 Vicky and can tell you that I have paid dearly for nice pieces. You can buy beat parts and by time the sheet metal work is done you will have way more in them than buying a nice part.
Just be prepared to part with a lot of cash. Went through that with my 32 as seen on my avitar.
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Old 04-07-2018, 01:43 PM   #11
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the cost of things for these old cars has made it a hobby for the people with deep pockets we can thank barett jackson & the high dollar tv shows
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Old 04-07-2018, 02:59 PM   #12
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Here are a few pictures he sent me. He is trying to dig out the other parts now. He said he has a rechromed bumper for my friend too with redone brackets.





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Old 04-07-2018, 03:03 PM   #13
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Parts look very nice, it ought to be mentioned, however that the garnish mouldings are "chromed" not "rechromed". They never came from the factory like that. I can appreciate, however, that some people will see that as a bonus.

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Old 04-07-2018, 03:05 PM   #15
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Parts look very nice, it ought to be mentioned, however that the garnish mouldings are "chromed" not "rechromed". They never came from the factory like that. I can appreciate, however, that some people will see that as a bonus.

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Thanks for the info, I really didn't think of it that way.
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why were these parts not put back on the car?
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:21 PM   #17
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why were these parts not put back on the car?
The older guy sold the car without the parts several years ago. I think the guy who bought it already had parts for the car.
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Old 04-07-2018, 04:49 PM   #18
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It won't matter to most potential buyers, but as nice a grille as that one appears to be, it has two flaws that would result in point deductions at a V8 Club national meet, one of which is curable and the other not short of re-plating. The curable one is the finish of the grille bars. Unlike '34-'37 grilles, the leading edges of a '33 grille's bars (and the area behind the exposed raised section) were not originally polished prior to chrome plating. Since the nickel plating used by Ford in that era had a flat finish (unlike today's nickel plating), unless it was polished between the nickel and chrome plating, the resulting finish of the chrome was also flat or matte. This is well documented by engineering documents and photographs at the Benson Ford Research Center. (In some cases, judging from numerous NOS '33 grilles, the entire center section of the '33 grille was painted argent silver to ensure a uniform appearance.

The other flaw is the enlarged hole for the hand crank extension. Whatever car that grille came off of was hand cranked enough times to turn a round hole into an oval.

But, it looks like a great grille for just about every other purpose one might have in mind.
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The hole for the crank is the right shape. It sort of needs to be like that for the two ears on the crank handle to go through. My 33 has the exact same shape and the metal around it isn't worn away.
That grill is worth a bunch!!!
The window mouldings would look better painted brown than chrome in my estimation. They were originally wood grained.
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The hole for the crank is the right shape. It sort of needs to be like that for the two ears on the crank handle to go through. My 33 has the exact same shape and the metal around it isn't worn away.
That grill is worth a bunch!!!
The window mouldings would look better painted brown than chrome in my estimation. They were originally wood grained.
I agree on the window moldings being painted. I hope they can come to an agreement on the prices for everything. I feel like the grill would be near the top of the market. I should be getting some pictures of the hood and bumper tomorrow I hope.
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