Go Back   The Ford Barn > General Discussion > Early V8 (1932-53)

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-13-2017, 04:56 PM   #1
waterboychuck
Senior Member
 
waterboychuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Nine Mile Falls,WA
Posts: 858
Default 46 grill guard revisited

In watching the attached movie I saw a 46 rolling off the line with just uprights but seconds later at 21:36 Ford is presenting a sedan to president Truman that has the grill guard attached. Did Ford go out and buy an aftermarket guard or was it factory?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZrOik...ture=youtu.be]
___
__________________
The sign of a good craftsman is how well they cover up their mistakes.

Last edited by waterboychuck; 03-14-2017 at 07:42 AM.
waterboychuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-13-2017, 09:56 PM   #2
Manuel
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: ACT Australia
Posts: 441
Default Re: 46 grill guard revisited

It says the video does not exist.

Manuel in Oz
Manuel is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)
Old 03-14-2017, 07:43 AM   #3
waterboychuck
Senior Member
 
waterboychuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Nine Mile Falls,WA
Posts: 858
Default Re: 46 grill guard revisited

It has been corrected. Sorry about that.
__________________
The sign of a good craftsman is how well they cover up their mistakes.
waterboychuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2017, 09:22 AM   #4
Automotive Stud
Senior Member
 
Automotive Stud's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 424
Default Re: 46 grill guard revisited

I'm pretty sure that was a Ford accessory.
Automotive Stud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2017, 04:31 PM   #5
Stewed47
Junior Member
 
Stewed47's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: East of LA, in Denver
Posts: 3
Default Re: 46 grill guard revisited

I've got one on my '46. Factory accessory.
Stewed47 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-14-2017, 06:31 PM   #6
Gary in La.
Senior Member
 
Gary in La.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 786
Default Re: 46 grill guard revisited

Factory accessory. Listed in the 1938-1946 Jan issue of Ford Mercury illustrated parts catalog as 21A18412 used on 42-46 Fords models 21A super Deluxe & 69A & 6 GA Super Deluxe.
Also listed in the accessories section of Fords 46,47,48 in the "CLOSING the YEARS of TRADITION" book.
Gary in La. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 07:41 AM   #7
waterboychuck
Senior Member
 
waterboychuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Nine Mile Falls,WA
Posts: 858
Default Re: 46 grill guard revisited

In a previous thread about this subject the question was asked if the Ford script on on this grill guard. There were a lot of "no's".
I too have the "Closing the years of tradition" book and cannot find the grill guard. I see listed as accessories "Radio,heater, seat covers,spotlight,Road lamps, back up light,engine compartment lamp, utility lamp, license plate frame,electric clock, side view mirror,vanity mirror,cigarette lighter,dyna-matic fan, battery corrosion arrestor,windshield washer, vacuum storage tank, fuel tank lid lock, automatic read door safety locks, gas cap lock, hand brake signal, brake booster, tire and fire unit, tire pump, insect screen, winter front, and bumper end guards.
That is a lot of accessories and most of them I hardly see.
__________________
The sign of a good craftsman is how well they cover up their mistakes.
waterboychuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 09:52 AM   #8
Barry-ct
Senior Member
 
Barry-ct's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Newington, Connecticut
Posts: 1,374
Default Re: 46 grill guard revisited

I was not listed in the 1950 parts catalog , but I found that it did go obsolete as of July 1953. Ford never kept accessories very long in cataloging, especially if they did not sell very well. Still happens today for accessories.
__________________
Barry

50 F-1
Barry-ct is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 02:39 PM   #9
Gary in La.
Senior Member
 
Gary in La.'s Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Louisiana
Posts: 786
Default Re: 46 grill guard revisited

Waterboy, Try page 41 where it describes it.
Gary in La. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-15-2017, 04:43 PM   #10
waterboychuck
Senior Member
 
waterboychuck's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2012
Location: Nine Mile Falls,WA
Posts: 858
Default Re: 46 grill guard revisited

Gary, I see that but wonder why it's not listed in the accessories. Thanks for the heads up.
__________________
The sign of a good craftsman is how well they cover up their mistakes.
waterboychuck is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Sponsored Links (Register now to hide all advertisements)


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21 PM.