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Art & Inspiration Automobile nameplates, emblems, hood ornaments and badges

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by lothiandon1940, Sep 25, 2020.

  1. Chief 64
    Joined: Dec 10, 2010
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    I am drifting off topic here but I read that during the development of the Edsel they looked at the competition’s front ends at a few hundred feet away and they all looked the same because they were all horizontal grills. So to be different Edsel used a vertical grill. I have read the grill was not well received. It was called a toilet seat, a horse collar and even a vagina.:confused::eek: Lots of good reading on this if you google “Edsel grill vagina”. This has got to be my weirdest post on the hamb:cool:...... but you asked....great thread though!
     
  2. Fueler38
    Joined: Jul 12, 2020
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    from Tennessee

  3. jimmy six
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    Oldsmobile sucking on a lemon was said not to long after they came out..
     
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  4. j hansen
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    from sweden

  5. uncleandy 65
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  8. kabinenroller
    Joined: Jan 26, 2012
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    I would like to play....
    A quick walk around my shop and a look into my photo albums I found these:
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  9. 5window
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  11. 31 B'ville
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  12. Joe Troilo
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    1970 Chevelle
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  13. DDDenny
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    Been enamored by the Chevrolet "Fuel Injection" and crossed flag emblems since I saw pictures of them in magazines in the mid 60's when just a kid.
    Or was it the girl?

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    Ordered a full set for my 57 while still in high school, 1971/72.

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  14. 41 GMC K-18
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    not a great photo, but it is on my Harrison heater box on my Model A, about a 1937 Olds.
     
  16. chevy57dude
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    The F.I. script matched the font on '57 ''Chevrolet'' hood, trunk and on the 210, quarters. It looks so right. Badges of honor for the pinnacle of tri 5 powerplants.
    Also the first use of flag emblems on Chev passenger cars.

     
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  17. 59Apachegail
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    I’ll post this one because chances that I will find one let alone afford are pretty low.
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    Pretty cool story behind it too
     
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  18. Joe Blow
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    1909 Buick 10 Runabout 1909biuck10runabout.jpg
     
  19. Joe Troilo
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    1940 Chevy fog light.
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  20. bill gruendeman
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    Off a early 50s pontiac rear fender 8EA7D4CF-4C99-4715-BEED-06A7D2F442A7.png now it is my horn button on my 39 (with the help of a adapter ring I made up)
     
  21. Three of my favorites. 1942 DeSoto "flying lady" and 1931 Dodge Brothers "shooting star" cap. Copy of Picture 8648.jpg post-37352-143138003215.jpg
     

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