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Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by RetroSteel, Jan 2, 2011.

  1. Mr Mayo
    Joined: Aug 1, 2008
    Posts: 183

    Mr Mayo
    from Huff, ND

    I found the same topper in an old shed on my property, and did a little research on it. I found this newspaper ad from the May 8, 1936 Cass City Chronicle, Cass City, Michigan:

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  2. mastadon
    Joined: Mar 14, 2010
    Posts: 168


    here's ours

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  3. happy hoppy
    Joined: Apr 23, 2001
    Posts: 2,328

    happy hoppy

    mine is not nearly as cool as yours but I dig it. I picked this up about 15 years ago.

  4. Thanks Blaine! Interesting advertisment!
    Mystery Solved!:D
  5. ..........

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  6. Old Rod
    Joined: Dec 5, 2004
    Posts: 627

    Old Rod
    from Brazil, IN


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  7. Here's a few of mine.

  8. mow too much
    Joined: Nov 20, 2008
    Posts: 906

    mow too much

    I had one I gave to a friend (I should of kept it:() it was the Statue of Liberty and had a place for a light bulb where the torch would be, it was made of tin and painted.
  9. Redbows35panel
    Joined: Dec 29, 2009
    Posts: 165


    Don't have room for a topper on my Panel Truck. But these are the YOM tags I have been running for the last five years.:rolleyes:

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  10. poolmike
    Joined: Jul 28, 2009
    Posts: 71


    I've been running this tag on the '37 since last summer. The mounting holes from the previous owner are just a bit crooked, and the plate is bent. Matches the bent, rusty rear bumper perfectly.

  11. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus


    I bought this because it was cheap:D and it will always remind me of the great times and good finds at the Beehive flea market at the spring show. It's strictly a wall hanger. I miss that show. I'm guessing that they were to show that you paid the city tax. That is the way it was in northern Va. with their county tag toppers. Nobody like them!
  12. Dreddybear
    Joined: Mar 31, 2007
    Posts: 5,996


    Need to continue the trend..I've been slipping..

  13. sixinarowjoe
    Joined: Aug 10, 2002
    Posts: 337

    from eastcoast

  14. Quote:
    Originally Posted by Jack Thomas View Post
    Pronounced "poke ma hone' in Gaelic, in English it's "kiss my arse."

    That's great...!

    These are my favorites...

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    Last edited: Feb 6, 2011
  15. metal man
    Joined: Dec 4, 2005
    Posts: 2,949

    metal man

    Here's one.

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  16. I saw one one time that said "clergy" on it. Anyone know where I could get one?

    Edit: Kinda like that one above that I just missed...
    Last edited: Mar 15, 2011
  17. jrt49box
    Joined: Nov 28, 2010
    Posts: 128


    redid this one myself.

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  18. Bad Daddy
    Joined: Nov 13, 2010
    Posts: 829

    Bad Daddy


    Last edited: Mar 17, 2011
  19. Try searching eBay for "license plate toppers"; there are lots of them there.
  20. 35 Woodie
    Joined: Jan 20, 2006
    Posts: 194

    35 Woodie

    The woodie and the deuce both have Y-O-M plates here in the Bay State.


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  21. Here is one of mine.

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  22. rustdodger
    Joined: Jan 17, 2009
    Posts: 275


    here is a picture of one that Samari Mike has on his wall

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  23. OGS41
    Joined: Nov 9, 2008
    Posts: 126


    Today's project

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  24. 390Merc
    Joined: Jun 29, 2008
    Posts: 659

    from Indiana

    Got this one from a former 'shine transporter who cast a few from one of his originals. The rear shelf of a 64 500XL has the perfect spot to mount such a thing. Also displaying a "NOS" Virginia plate from 64.

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  25. Zombie Duck
    Joined: Oct 6, 2010
    Posts: 101

    Zombie Duck

    I found the 48 truck plate at the dump when I was in high school, the 34 plate came off my model T fender. The plate and plate holder were crumpled up into a ball. With a hammer, crescent wrench, a vice and a little patience and I was able to save them.
  26. jonahboo
    Joined: Mar 22, 2009
    Posts: 311

    from NJ

    bathroom door:


  27. Okie Pete
    Joined: Oct 29, 2008
    Posts: 3,408

    Okie Pete

    Here's 3 motorcycle tags i pulled off a barn wall . Note the big hole in the top center of the tags. I think they used the biggest spike they could use to hold the tags on the wall.

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  28. terd ferguson
    Joined: Jun 13, 2008
    Posts: 3,668

    terd ferguson

    I found this one...

  29. pasadenahotrod
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 11,776

    from Texas

    No pictures but I have a nice cast aluminum topper that says HOUSTON "Bright Spot of the Nation" taken from a 42 Ford Coupe in the woods of east Texas.
    My other is a cast "Ruptured Duck" GI service pin about 3" across.
  30. oldblu65
    Joined: Jan 29, 2009
    Posts: 121

    from Tennessee

    Sorry Gents - All I have to offer is my avatar !

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