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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Rusty Heaps, Feb 12, 2021.
What year and make are these Chevrolet poverty caps from? And how uncommon? Value?
'59 pass car
Unobtanium! Worth what you paid for them.
With all those dents...worthless!
on second thought, they may be '58
Frisbee's for the grand kids!!!
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!
Yep ‘58. Chrome plated brass stampings.
Research indicates 58 Chevy and 58 thru 62 Vette.
Now you have two ways to make them valuable. Rare 58 Chevy only or 58-62 Vette. LOL
Darn! I had hoped that they were uncommon fuel injection caps. Anyone want to trade for ‘55 Chevy dog dish caps in driver condition?
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!
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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