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TECH THE MAKING OF A FORD GRILLE

The grille is probably the most recognizable part of any car. It’s proud and announces its maker with bravado. Ford designers were well aware of the grille’s importance and knew it had to be right, a perfect design which flows into the body. In the 1930s and ‘40s, Ford was at the top of its game, employing the best designers in the development of the famous V8 flathead and in the styling of its beautiful bodies. In my day, any kid on the block could tell you the year and body style of any Ford driving by. Ford actually had the advertising slogan, “Watch the Fords go by.”

(Henry s son)

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