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Customs 1947-52 Cadillac Sombrero Thread

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1951Streamliner, Jan 27, 2012.

  1. 1951Streamliner
    Joined: May 15, 2011
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    1951Streamliner
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    from Reno, NV

    I see theres a 57 Cadillac Hubcap thread, I've never liked those :)eek:), so I figured I'd start a thread on one of the most elegant hubcaps to be produced. They were the most popular hubcap choice on the best era of customs, late 40s early 50s. They will give a car that elegant, smooth, tasteful, expensive look... and that is what customizing is all about!

    Post pictures of your cars with them on, old pictures with cars wearing them, or whatever!

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    (picture taken from internet)
     
  2. 1951Streamliner
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    1951Streamliner
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    Bump for the west coast morning crew.... Am I the only one who loves these??

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  3. CUTITUP53chevy
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    i love them one of the best hubcaps here is mine with a bullet in the center [​IMG]
     
  4. 1951Streamliner
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    Awesome! You car's really slick.
     

  5. bubba67
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    They look good on trucks too !
     

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  6. Albie
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    Love your car CUTITUP
     
  7. 1951Streamliner
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    1951Streamliner
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    I love that truck, bubba! Let's see some more...

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    (pic from Rikster)
     
  8. BRENT
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    Is there anybody repopping these. I have been looking for a set but I run into the 1957 style. I would love to get some for the box.

    Brent
     
  9. atomickustom
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    Nice chop! Is there a build thread somewhere on the HAMB showing how you did it? If not, please post one.
     
  10. bubba67
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    For those that don't know, it's the '49 GMC built by Gil Ayala and was in Hop Up Magazine in '53.
     

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  11. Skirv
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    McVey's Cadillac Parts http://www.mcveys.com/parts/pc/home.asp I have some I'm waiting to use. They are nice!
     
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  12. Skirv
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    I replaced the Stude hubcaps on the Jerkury with Sombreros. My fav-o-rite hubcaps.

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  13. Ayala shop truck makes the boxers all of a sudden fit like Spandex,truck is just stunning.
     
  14. 1951Streamliner
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    Post some pics of your car Jeff!!

    Isn't it funny how if somebody was to build a truck inspired by the Ayala shop truck, most would criticize the grille of being 'not traditional'? :D
     
  15. 1arock
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    Puuuuurfect love it
     
  16. R&C RON
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    Love the Sombreros!!!!!!!

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  17. I cant post pics from my phone.As far as the Ayala truck grill getting criticized........some dont know their history.
     
  18. emiliedk
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    Morning guys..how about two in one!!

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  19. 1951Streamliner
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    Jeff's wonderful Mercury....

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    (photo by badbob)
     
  20. [​IMG]
    Sorry for the big pic but it just came up that way.

    51 Streamliner.... thanks for the compliment on the last pic.

    I do think that these are the most gorgeous hubcaps ever.They just flatout flow with sleds.
     
  21. 1951Streamliner
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    1951Streamliner
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    These caps are for sure one of the most gorgeous. Early Lions Caps and 'real' Ribbed Hollywood Flippers are up there with them though.

    I just noticed there wasn't a thread dedicated to these caps, and thought it would be a good excuse to bring some real customs back onto the board. ;)

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  22. bubba67
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    Jeff, I love this big picture, I friggin' rocks !!!!
     
  23. Thanks Bubba :) , I love Sombreros but I have to correct myself........the original flipper is pretty much the Rocky Marciano of hubcaps.......Undefeated.
     
  24. nowaxn5
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    Maybe, but it's gotta be on the right car!

     
  25. 1951Streamliner
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    I think that goes for just about everything when youre interested in era correct cars like we are.

    and PS.. your signature, I love that song!
     
  26. shiftervic
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    Gil's 40 Merc...on there like fine jewelry!
     

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  27. If anyone is interested, I have 5 original 49 caddy wheels with the clips intact.
    Decent condition No tires or caps. (One wide white tire on the spare).
     
  28. Have a set of orig stainless ones for my 50 Merc.
     
  29. How did you attach the caddy caps to your wheels? are they stock chevy wheels?
     
  30. They sure look good on a Kustom, fer sure
     

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