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misspelled hubcap stamps

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Low Down Lincoln, May 23, 2011.

  1. Hey guys I have looked all over and can't seem to find anything to do with this issue. They look to be at least an old reproduction if not original stampings. I knew if anyone could help it would be you guys here is a pic. Just curious and looking for any info.

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  2. scarylarry
    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,542


    I've seen a bunch of them done that way. I'm sure they were aftermarket years ago & were looking for a way around the legal deal. Mis-spell it & you are not stealing...right???
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  3. hotrod40coupe
    Joined: Apr 8, 2007
    Posts: 2,559


    PEP boys used to sell a lot of hubcaps like that. They did it to avoid having to pay license fees to the holder of the trademark.
  4. diamonddrew
    Joined: Jun 3, 2007
    Posts: 133


    I have seen this before on a 1952 Buick mustache where Buick was spelled incorrectly. From what I understand the company making the parts did not have the ok from the manufacture, by misspelling the name they were able to produce the parts without any issues.

    EDIT Wow you guys are quick!

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

    from Texas

    The last hubcaps made with those "faked" logos came from Argentina in the 60s-70s. Domestic USA production of such things likely ended with the early 60s as the large accessory and replacement part manufacturing companies foundered.
    This "50-ft" look type of hubcaps were made also in the 30s-40s-50s, another example being the "Bool" etc. Model A Ford replacement caps.
  6. Thats what I figured no copyright issues then. The only thing that made me a little more curious is that they are chromed and not stainless which I though most repro's were stainless. I really appreciate the quick answers guys thanks, I knew I could count on the HAMB.
  7. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,936

    from California

    I've seen 40 Ford style caps with "THE DELUXE" on them instead of FORD DELUXE.

    I have a full set of 1949-1950 Chevy caps with a dash instead of the bowtie.

    a buddy of mine sold a set of 1930-ish Chevrolet caps with the dash rather than a bowtie on ebay and got a negative feedback because there was no bowtie. guess the buyer was too stupid to look at the pictures.
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  8. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,758

    Member Emeritus

    I used to see NOS 47-48 Ford caps with just rectangles instead of actual FORD block letters when I first started hunting for parts back in the dark ages. They were the Argentinian repops I thought that they were stupid then. Now I think that they would be cool.
  9. el Scotto
    Joined: Mar 3, 2004
    Posts: 4,353

    el Scotto
    from Tracy, CA

    I have one of those '0000' style late 40's style Ford caps hanging on the wall at home.
  10. Smokeybear
    Joined: Apr 20, 2011
    Posts: 325


    Yeah, I've seen the PYMMMTH ones.
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  11. rottenleonard
    Joined: Nov 7, 2008
    Posts: 1,970


    That's funny My dad just told me about the center caps on his model a he had in the 60's that said Bool, he said unless you got down and read them you wouldn't know they weren't fords.
  12. ZomBrian
    Joined: Jan 24, 2008
    Posts: 1,143

    from in IN

    I found one once that said "dodoe" instead of "dodge" know, the ones that were all block-style lowercase letters.
  13. alchemy
    Joined: Sep 27, 2002
    Posts: 16,048


    I usta have a set of early repro '42 Ford caps that had a french curve shape instead of the scripted Ford. Just like the ones shown on the Reg Schlemmer roadster (car on the first cover of Hot Rod Magazine) in the close-up pic in the Genat book. Got big money for them and they went to Europe. Never seen another set since.

    I frequently spot singles/pairs of beat up hubcaps with the row of squares on them instead of the correct name. But never a full set. Always think it would be neat to run them, but figure I'd never find the last one to that set.
  14. 28hiboy
    Joined: Feb 2, 2007
    Posts: 394

    from milton fl

    I have a 30-31 A Ford cap that says Fool. It's a saver and a good wall hanger. Wish I had a set of 4.
  15. heywacha
    Joined: Feb 19, 2009
    Posts: 295

    from Orange, CA

    Wow, and this whole time i thought Low Down Lincoln had something rare like a double ear penny!
  16. dudley32
    Joined: Jan 2, 2008
    Posts: 2,110


    I got 3 '28 '29 that say the same thing..
  17. hightower611
    Joined: Dec 7, 2009
    Posts: 125


    My uncle has a set of center caps on his 1928 a that say FURD
  18. mart3406
    Joined: May 31, 2009
    Posts: 3,055

    from Canada

    Hmmm?? I'm still looking for some
    ultra-rare '34 Henway wire-wheel
    center caps that were mis-stamped
    at the factory with an upside-down
    "N"! It's impossible to tell by looking
    at them, but there's a rumour that in
    addition to the "N", these center
    caps may have also even had the "H"
    stamped upside-down on them too!
    Anyway, only three of these mis-stamped
    "upside-down N" center caps were
    produced before the press operator who
    made them. a known and notorious
    recalcitrant and malcontent, was
    found-out and summarily executed by
    plant security, instantly making both
    him and the caps beyond rare! And
    now too, 76 years after the fact, these
    mis-stamped caps are the absolute
    "Holy Grail" for Henway aficionados
    and collectors. Of the three made, I
    now own four of them, but my latest
    acquisition and restoration project
    - a one-off, 1934 Henway triple-cowl
    armoured limousine, originally built
    for 'Her Royal Highness, Queen Nookie
    III', the last Sultaness of Listeria - has
    dual now I need two

    Mart3406 ('Official Henway Motors Corporate
    Historian and Archivist
    Last edited: May 24, 2011
  19. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    damn mart, you have WAY too much time on your hands...:)
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  20. Wow Mart, so you have 4 out of 3 made and your looking for 2 more?

    I've heard 5 out of 4 people have trouble with fractions! haha

    Looks like you'll really score when you find 2 more. That's neat and good luck with the project.
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  21. ecode ragtop
    Joined: Apr 28, 2009
    Posts: 125

    ecode ragtop
    from illinois

    I hade a set that said f88d
  22. 4dFord/SC
    Joined: Sep 12, 2004
    Posts: 837


    I've also heard that there are three types of people in the world; those who are good with numbers and those who are not.
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  23. 6-71
    Joined: Sep 15, 2005
    Posts: 540


    I saw a set at Hershey years ago that said"chevlux" instead of chevrolet. I have also seen those"fool" caps.
  24. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,136

    from Michigan

    That one's my favorite!... Seen it in a comic one time... And laughed! :D
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    And I thought these were just some poorly made chinese repops.
  26. ironandsteele
    Joined: Apr 25, 2006
    Posts: 5,301


    Never heard of any of this! So cool, thanks for the lesson. Pretty funny that companies did that... I'd love to find a "FOOL" hubcap!
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  27. I had actually heard of the "FURD" caps, but I still haven't seen one. This is a funny thread, I hope more of you have pics.
  28. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,136

    from Michigan

    They are! That's why I wouldn't spend a dime on those.... Well, eccept for the "FURD" ones... :D
  29. Deuces
    Joined: Nov 3, 2009
    Posts: 19,136

    from Michigan

    Yep! Those would be great for a FURD Pick'em up truck.. :D

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