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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, 10:37 AM   #5
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There needs to be more hubcaps on traditional hotrods.....
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:39 AM   #6
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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, 10:43 AM   #7
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There are actually a couple of really nice looking set ups in there.
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Old 11-23-2010, 10:44 AM   #8
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There needs to be more hubcaps on traditional hotrods.....
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Old 11-23-2010, 11:26 AM   #9
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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   #10
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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   #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
custom wheels back then.
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Old 11-23-2010, 12:28 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, had them on my 57 Fairlane 500, along with blue glass vent windows.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:01 PM   #13
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My dad recently told me of some of the hyjinx he and his buddies got into in the late '50s. Before he graduated in '59, a group of guys went to the nearest "town of size" and each guy stole a set of their favorite hubcaps to take home. My dad had (still has) good taste! His choice....'55 Olds spinners! Now I'm looking for a set for my truck, to honor him, and because they are sooooooooooooo cool!

'55 Olds covers.....early TorqThrusts.....Olds covers.....TorqThrusts.....
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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, 01:12 PM   #15
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Here are some caps from The Revolution: Full Caddy's on a black 40 Ford coupe---classic full moon's on Lee Pratts solid gold 40 coupe---50 Merc w/trim rings on Joe Cabrals dreamy A sedan---all extremely tasty and period correct! Dig'em ~Sololobo~
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Trying for some more caps here: Some early Ford dog dishes---56 Olds on the cool 40's Chevy coupe---the regal crest on the this one I think is early Dodge, not sure, but way hip!! So there is a few of my faves. The 55 Olds caps on the black/gold scalloped 33-34 Ford coupe I didn't shoot it but it can be seen in other pix threads of The Revolution. ~Sololobo~
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:23 PM   #17
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Lee Pratt's '40 rules.
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Old 11-23-2010, 01:23 PM   #18
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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, 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, 01:54 PM   #19
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A friend of mine tells the story of when, in 1955, he and some buddys watched a family take delivery of their new 1955 Oldsmobile. They followed them home, turned around and came back five minutes later, and the Olds caps had another new home.
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Old 11-23-2010, 02:13 PM   #20
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A friend of mine tells the story of when, in 1955, he and some buddys watched a family take delivery of their new 1955 Oldsmobile. They followed them home, turned around and came back five minutes later, and the Olds caps had another new home.
Might have been my dad! (OOPS, did I say that out loud?)

Where did they live?
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