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 <firstname.lastname@example.org> 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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