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Projects Broken Hollywood/National Flipper Bar Hubcap

Discussion in 'Traditional Customs' started by ChuckleHead_Al, Mar 21, 2020.

  1. ChuckleHead_Al
    Joined: Mar 29, 2004
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    I bought a set of Flipper Hubcaps, both Flipper bars were broken when they arrived, question?

    Will the newer style hubcap flipper bars (last picture) fit on the old original hubcap?

    Has anyone put the newer flipper bar on an old cap?

    Do they fit the same holes or need modifying?

    I know the flipper bar lengths are identical 10.5 inches on both new and old.

    Does anyone re-pop the flipper bar only?

    Does anyone want to sell me 2 flipper bars?

    Thank you


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  2. CadMad
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    I’d use builders epoxy and pins to put them back together and then take them to a local foundry and get them sand cast in brass, bronze or gunmetal. I have a good foundry near me and that would be an easy one.
    My mate has several V16 Cadillacs under restoration (which is where the design originated) and he successfully recast them in brass.
     
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  3. TagMan
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    I have one packed away from a recent move. I'll dig it out tomorrow, take some measurements & pics and PM you.
     
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  4. ChuckleHead_Al
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    Awesome thank you.
     

  5. TagMan
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    Don't get too excited. I haven't looked at it in quite awhile. I don't recall the size or exact condition, but it's worth a look.

    Contact you tomorrow.
    -Bob
     
  6. F-head
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    I’ve put the bars off the cheap Repop flipper caps on the originals before
    Had to drill new holes a little closer together but the fit was good and although the shape of the ends was a little different it worked out great
     
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  7. Bandit Billy
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    Them busted spinners and the coronavirus aren't your only concerns, you have got some weird looking legs! :cool:
     
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  8. @IronTrap

    Hey Matt .. line 2. It's for you.

    .. if not already sold, anyway.
     
  9. IronTrap
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    Sold that one spare to a fellow in Australia I'm afraid!
     
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  10. straykatkustoms
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    I have a couple flipper bars that I took off of caps I bought from Speedway motors. If you want them they are yours. Just message me your address and I will get them in the mail tomorrow.
     
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  11. noboD
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    Make a mold and cast them from pewter, cheap and easy.
     
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  12. ChuckleHead_Al
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    Lol I'm brown and super fit, that sir is not me. Thats a screenshot of the caps I took from eBay.
     
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  13. ChuckleHead_Al
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    Exactly what I needed to read. Thank you for you reply.

    Alex
     
  14. ChuckleHead_Al
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    Awesome, DM sent
     
  15. ChuckleHead_Al
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    Ive been thinking of doing that, never made a mold, never cast anything, I may do that now. Thanks
     
  16. noboD
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    Pewter will melt in a good toaster oven, don't tell Mom. An aluminum mold would work great. Can be easily polished.
     
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  17. Hnstray
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    Whomever they are attached to, they look like 'Popeye Arms', mounted lower than stock.......:D

    Ray
     
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  18. jose gonzalez
    Joined: Dec 24, 2016
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    The last picture of the full cap with the flipper. I’m looking for 2 to make a set. Do you guys happen to have any ? 562-307-6515


    Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.
     

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