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Old 11-23-2010, 10:10 AM   #1
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The August, 1957 issue of Rod & Custom Magazine features maybe the ugliest custom ever built on the cover. Ironically, the feature article is titled, "Connecticuts' Classiest Custom." The pink monstrosity is anything but... and, as such, I've nev...

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Old 11-23-2010, 10:22 AM   #2
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I think Olds caps are my favorite ever. I put them on my old '52 Merc and after going through a bunch of others I knew those were the one. I pretty much like anything with rings on it. '52 merc caps, '54 (I think) Olds. They're just cool. I even like them on Hot Rods sometimes!
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:32 AM   #3
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Just goes to show that all of us New Englanders put all the ugly stuff out front to hoard all the good stuff inside!!
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:36 AM   #4
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i like the 56 olds with a bullet . Nice hot rod sheeeeet.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:39 AM   #5
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I like their spelling of "Bonneville" as "booneville" in reference to the polished Moon discs.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:37 AM   #6
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There needs to be more hubcaps on traditional hotrods.....
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:44 AM   #7
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There needs to be more hubcaps on traditional hotrods.....
Totally agree
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:26 AM   #8
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With as cheap as hub caps are it amazes me that anybody would put chrome smoothies on thier car.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:02 PM   #9
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It was cool to see 55 Olds caps on one coupe and 56 Olds caps on my fave 40's rod/custom Chevy coupe at the Revolution. Just plain hot-damn cool. ~Sololobo~
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:24 PM   #10
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"Back in the Day" the 57 Plymouth hub cap was the one everyone wanted around Detroit. I don't think anyone had enough money to afford a set of
custom wheels back then.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:28 PM   #11
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"Back in the Day" the 57 Plymouth hub cap was the one everyone wanted around Detroit. I don't think anyone had enough money to afford a set of
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Yep, had them on my 57 Fairlane 500, along with blue glass vent windows.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:23 PM   #12
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"Back in the Day" the 57 Plymouth hub cap was the one everyone wanted around Detroit. I don't think anyone had enough money to afford a set of
custom wheels back then.
Yep, Sears even sold a knock off of the 57 Plymouth hubcap. You could get them in 15's too. I sure wish I would have bought a couple of pallets of them.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:51 PM   #13
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Yep, they were, and still are cool, classy, and will compliment about anything you put them on!!!



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Old 11-23-2010, 01:06 PM   #14
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With as cheap as hub caps are it amazes me that anybody would put chrome smoothies on thier car.
Around here finding steel wheels is the problem. They mostly got crushed or turned into jack stands.

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Old 11-23-2010, 02:48 PM   #15
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With as cheap as hub caps are it amazes me that anybody would put chrome smoothies on thier car.

Cheap, where?. You will pay more for a nice original set of Caddy's than a good set of chrome wheels.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:38 PM   #16
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Cheap, where?. You will pay more for a nice original set of Caddy's than a good set of chrome wheels.
Just checked with summit. Smoothies are $70 plus shipping. If you can't find a nice set of caps for $300 go with your smoothies then.
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Old 11-23-2010, 06:34 PM   #17
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Just checked with summit. Smoothies are $70 plus shipping. If you can't find a nice set of caps for $300 go with your smoothies then.
That`s comin from sombody from the land of 10,000 Chrome smoothies. I think I`ll keep my Caddys. Well worth the extra price.

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Old 11-23-2010, 03:22 PM   #18
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There needs to be more hubcaps on traditional hotrods.....
They do look great, but tend not to stay on under certain conditions.
One things for sure, Chrystler sure had it coverd in the hubcap department.
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Old 11-23-2010, 03:37 PM   #19
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If nothing in Ryan's post takes your fancy you may like to add a touch of late fifties bling.


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Old 11-23-2010, 10:43 AM   #20
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There are actually a couple of really nice looking set ups in there.
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