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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by flatheadgary, Feb 27, 2020.

  1. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 846

    from boron,ca

    does anybody know where you can buy the old stroker type hats today. they used to be every where but not so much today. the driving type/ golf type are not the same.
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  3. D type
    Joined: Jul 16, 2010
    Posts: 181

    D type

    One of those hats would look great with the HAMB logo on it !
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  4. oldiron 440
    Joined: Dec 12, 2018
    Posts: 2,136

    oldiron 440

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  5. Cooon
    Joined: Feb 2, 2009
    Posts: 220


    A few years ago I got one from Sacramento Vintage Ford, if that’s any help to you.
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  6. flatheadpete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2003
    Posts: 10,154

    from Burton, MI

  7. slug
    Joined: Sep 1, 2007
    Posts: 222

    1. West Virginia Mountaineers

    Thanks flatheadpete but every cap I picked was out of stock! Good selection if they had them.
  8. Jim Bouchard
    Joined: Mar 2, 2011
    Posts: 670

    Jim Bouchard

    Try searching for a “news boy cap”
  9. 41woodie
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 1,095


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  10. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,126


    I think we're about the same age, but I am not old enough to wear that style of hat! Maybe if I still had my O/T Spitfire. Maybe it's a regional thing? Still, I hope you find your dream.
  11. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    NO thanks, not my cup of tea. I'll stick with ball caps.
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2020
  12. squirrel
    Joined: Sep 23, 2004
    Posts: 48,772


  13. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 26,664

    Jalopy Joker

    these were very Cool back in the 70's, 80's
  14. Fordors
    Joined: Sep 22, 2016
    Posts: 3,560


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    Bought this one in ‘73 at the SR Nats, after I quit wearing it when at events it was worn a lot in the garage. It’s suffered lots of grinding, painting, oil changes and more.
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  15. Had a NOS of these I sold on that inter web auction site a couple of years back. Guy who bought it said he was going to reproduce them. Don’t know if it came to pass. I just spent the funds received on hot rod parts.

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  16. Last one I saw was in a Macs autoparts catalogue. I have an old one somewhere. I don't hate them but I don't wear it anymore, I prefer a ball cap with a visor.
  17. Hellfish
    Joined: Jun 19, 2002
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  18. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,611


    Thanks to flatheadgary for asking the question, and to those that gave
    helpful answers. I found what I was looking for because of you guys.
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  19. Hot Rods Ta Hell
    Joined: Apr 20, 2008
    Posts: 4,264

    Hot Rods Ta Hell

    Care to share the info? Thanks
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  20. 5window
    Joined: Jan 29, 2005
    Posts: 8,126


    Of course we did! The HAMB would only be about 20% of its size if we didn't keep re-hashing stuff. For that matter, the Linda Vaughn thread would only be about 5 or 6 pages long with out the re-posts. (not complaining)
  21. silent rick
    Joined: Nov 7, 2002
    Posts: 4,303

    silent rick

    reminds me of the scene from caddyshack at the pro shop.

    on you it looks good, yeesh
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  22. Your absolutely correct!, the members that have been here for years have heard it on more than one occasion, we just have to remember and keep on mind we get new members every day, sure they could use the search button but what's the fun in that?

    We all like leftovers, but try to stay away from that stuff in the back of the fridge! :D
    Rehashing old subjects just might have a better conclusion than it did in the past. HRP
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  23. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 18,060

    from California

    it is 2020. did you try Amazon? they sell everything.

    I used to wear those style hats all the time because one size fits all baseball caps didn't fit my giant head. bought mine in Berkeley at the hat store. I recently found some ball caps that fit, and I was thinking finally they make hats bigger for my melon, then I realized the hats are not bigger, I just have much less hair than I used to.:(
  24. denis4x4
    Joined: Apr 23, 2005
    Posts: 3,731

    from Colorado


    Hot Rod staff ordered a dozen of these. Vendor made 13
  25. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 846

    from boron,ca

    thanks for the replies. hrp gets it. most old threads are not much use when all the sites people point out are dead sites after so long ago. i am building a '23 c cab flatbed truck and it will look like a stocker with the wires and stock rake. hence the hat and white coveralls. ecklers it is. the price is right too.
  26. quick85
    Joined: Feb 23, 2014
    Posts: 2,611


    I used to wear the so-called "newsboy" caps as a kid. They pretty much went out of
    style for a long time. Various answers to the original question gave me sources to
    check. I found the brand "Botvela" on They have the white denim
    type but it's available in a variety of colors and sell for $14.99. For the more upper
    crust of you, they also come in a blended wool
  27. gimpyshotrods
    Joined: May 20, 2009
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  28. flatheadgary
    Joined: Jul 17, 2007
    Posts: 846

    from boron,ca

    i don't buy anything from amazon, if i can help it. as far as my t goes, it will not be hamb friendly. think shay if that helps.

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