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Technical Help identifying these dog dish caps

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rusty Heaps, Feb 12, 2021.

  1. Rusty Heaps
    Joined: May 19, 2011
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    E43266C2-749E-4D1C-B2B8-99EEC898327A.jpeg What year and make are these Chevrolet poverty caps from? And how uncommon? Value?
     
  2. ididntdoit1960
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    from Western MA

  3. Unobtanium! Worth what you paid for them.
     
  4. Slopok
    Joined: Jan 30, 2012
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    With all those dents...worthless!
     
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  5. ididntdoit1960
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    from Western MA

    on second thought, they may be '58
     
  6. lostone
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    from kansas

    Frisbee's for the grand kids!!!
     
  7. Those aren't dents...they're "speed lumps". They work just like golf ball dimples to help reduce drag and increase wheel speed! Old street racing trick! Surprised you guys didn't recognize it. Like a log!
     
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  8. '56 150
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    Yep ‘58. Chrome plated brass stampings.[​IMG]
     
  9. Johnny Gee
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    from Downey, Ca

    Research indicates 58 Chevy and 58 thru 62 Vette.
     
  10. X-cpe
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    X-cpe

    Now you have two ways to make them valuable. Rare 58 Chevy only or 58-62 Vette. LOL
     
  11. Rusty Heaps
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    Darn! I had hoped that they were uncommon fuel injection caps. Anyone want to trade for ‘55 Chevy dog dish caps in driver condition?
     
  12. Rusty Heaps
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    Lazy bunch of hotrodders! Never thought I’d see the day that no one would enjoy the pride of a job well done after having worked out the dings from caps such as these and then run them on your car!:rolleyes:
     
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  13. Bob Lowry
    Joined: Jan 19, 2020
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    Bob Lowry

    These were, as X-Cpe said above, the hubcap option for the "big brake" '58 to '62 Covettes, which had special
    vent, vanes and backing plates for the big brake option.
     

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