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Old 01-27-2021, 10:34 PM   #1
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Default 33/34 glove box radio mount question

So I am getting ready to woodgrain and wondering which of these two glove box radio mounts is the original, and which is repop...
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:49 PM   #2
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Here is a larger picture of your two 1933/1934 Ford Glove Box Lids to suit the Factory Ford Radio.
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Back in 2017, I attended a local Swap Meet and came across this example of a 1933/1934 Ford Glove Box Lid that was especially made to suit a vehicle with the Ford Factory Radio. It was for sale at a substantial amount. As I did not need it, I merely took a photo of it and sent the photo to my friend from down south who was into 1933/1934 Fords. Luckily, I kept the contact details and was able to pass them on to my friend, as he told me that he wanted to buy it. He managed to purchase it, so it went to a good home. This example looks to be the same as the lower one in your photo. I hope that this helps?
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Old 01-27-2021, 11:02 PM   #4
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Yes o think the lower one is the original, thank you
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Old 01-28-2021, 12:17 AM   #5
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the dark gray one is an original.
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Old 01-28-2021, 12:21 AM   #6
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There were two different suppliers of those radios (Grigsby-Grunow and Zenith), each with unique characteristics and it is likely that their outer front covers were unique as well. In other words, neither of those is necessarily a reproduction.
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Old 01-28-2021, 04:09 PM   #7
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The upper panel in the photo I would bet is a reproduction. I have had a couple of these and they dont fit very well especially around the circular dial which I had to file out quite a bit. I ended up paying for originals (bottom photo) which fit perfectly. Originals can be pretty pricey and fairly scarce. My radios were Grigsby-Grunow and the local Australian produced Ford radios which have differences to the two USA sets mainly in the internals and the speaker grille. Regards, Kevin.
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Good points, I will just see which one fits my radio best and woodgrain that one
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Old 01-28-2021, 09:38 PM   #9
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the bottom one looks like mine in my 33
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Old 01-29-2021, 12:17 AM   #10
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And the dark one is like the one in my 33 also. Unfortunately, the 3rd owner before me was a guy who restored 33/4 radios and of course, installed one in the car I now own (and he added the cowl lights too). IF I ever restore this car (mine is a fairly rare standard model) I will remove the radio and cowl lights. As long as the original top holds together I will just drive it like it is as the original engine, trans steering, brakes and wiring and fuel system have all been restored. It also has 16" wires, another previous owner covered the stock interior with 50s blue dinette set vinyl. I have an album with a few pictures of the car.
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