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RE: [oletrucks] Grille on '50

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Subject: RE: [oletrucks] Grille on '50
From: "Durwood B. Darbin" <dhckdkcsk@hotmail.com>
Date: Wed, 09 May 2001 11:54:42
In 1953 they didn't have chrome because of Korea, so they say.

>Ah, yes.  I'm not sure as to the exact years but as
>far as I know their where know chrome during the
>Korean War.  Think 50 is before the war, thought the
>was started during 51 or 52, but I may be mistaken.
>You are right about them being painted.  The grilles
>where painted to the best of my knowledge (which is
>limited).  I just thought you wanted to know whether
>your grill was chrome or s/s.  Thought that one of the
>previous owners might have chromed it at a later time.
>  My 53 has a chrome grille, although I'm pretty sure
>one of the previous owners had it chromed.  The chrome
>grille does seem to look a whole lot nicer than the
>painted one, in my opinion...
>Mod 53 3100
>--- AKBurke <ajkburke@msn.com> wrote:
> > I thought I read somewhere that there was
> > restrictions on the
> > non-military use of chrome during the Korean
> > Conflict and that all the
> > AD grilles were painted for a couple of years.
> >
> > ...it was all well before my time though...

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