View Full Version : Hood Emblem...Chevy???


16ozSchlitzMan
11-17-2009, 06:14 PM
What year is this hood emblem..I've been checking on the web and no luck...it's got to be a Chevy Impala...right...???...Oh..the tag on it says 52 Chev..

16ozSchlitzMan
11-17-2009, 07:02 PM
Where are all the Chevy guys...this emblem is not to be found...I was at this site...http://www.pbase.com/steeleumc/anitque_car_ornaments..and someone wrote a post about this same emblem...puzzling???...anyways it does have a part number BLC 3695864. I'm wondering if it's a special order item. I bought about 25 hood emblems and this was one that was tagged 1952 Chevrolet???...maybe you 52 chevy guys can tell me it's not one..wondering if it's something else??

16ozSchlitzMan
11-17-2009, 07:09 PM
Found it...a 1951..

hotrod-Linkin
11-17-2009, 07:11 PM
hmmmm....51 impala....who would have thought.....

customcory
11-17-2009, 07:33 PM
The Golden Flying Gazelle:D

Flop
11-17-2009, 07:40 PM
factory accessory is my guess

16ozSchlitzMan
11-17-2009, 07:42 PM
I just found this site also...look at the 1951 emblem post...I'm puzzled with the fact that it looks like the Impala...


http://www.ctcautoranch.com/Used%20Parts/Hood%20Ornaments/Hood%20Ornaments%20Sub-Pages/GM.html

krackerjack88
11-17-2009, 07:44 PM
My 51 never had that emblem and it was the original emblem.

16ozSchlitzMan
11-17-2009, 07:54 PM
My 51 never had that emblem and it was the original emblem.



I agree with you..but it's listed on 2 other website areas as a 51 hood emblem????.....I'm puzzle also...I have not seen a Chevy car with it mounted on the hood...plus if it's an Impala...they didn't have that out yet??

16ozSchlitzMan
11-17-2009, 07:59 PM
Well I just found this....this is a 1951 Chevy emblem...check this out...



http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/object/article?f=/c/a/2006/03/11/MTGTIHLPAP1.DTL&object=%2Fc%2Fpictures%2F2006%2F03%2F11%2Fmt_motor xx_li01.jpg

krackerjack88
11-17-2009, 08:12 PM
Hmm maybe it was only for the fleetline?

madpole
11-17-2009, 08:18 PM
they call it a gazelle in my hood ornament book. and confirm it as a 51 chevy. looks like the part number should be 3695865 though. maybe a misprint?

hotrod-Linkin
11-17-2009, 08:20 PM
wow..can you imagine if they kept that theme...1962 gazelle SS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

arkiehotrods
11-17-2009, 08:27 PM
I looked it up in three books, U.S. Hood Ornaments and More, Cars of the Fabulous 50s, and Chevrolet 1911-1985. All three books show '51s with the hood ornament, factory accessory. I must have the same hood ornament book madpole has.

There are three for sale on eBay right now; one is at $150

Found more info: Used in '51 and '52. Can carry part no. 3695864, 3695865, 3695866

16ozSchlitzMan
11-17-2009, 08:27 PM
Well I found one on EEEEbay...it was a optional hood emblem for 51 - 52 chevys...mine has the stud mounts with the nuts...gee you learn something everyday with vintage cars...

http://cgi.ebay.ca/1951-1952-CHEVROLET-GOLDEN-GAZELLE-HOOD-ORNAMENT-CHEVY_W0QQitemZ200407015260QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMoto rs_Car_Truck_Parts_Accessories?hash=item2ea9305f5c #ht_500wt_1182

16ozSchlitzMan
11-17-2009, 08:33 PM
The Golden Flying Gazelle:D

Customcory...you were on this one...I re-read your post..you knew it was the Golden Gazelle......OR did you...:eek:

RayMiller
11-17-2009, 08:37 PM
Beating a dead horse here, but its a "factory accessory" like some 51's and 52's you could option for a butterfly steering wheel. They repop thoese hood birds and you can get them through chevs of the 40's or carshop.