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Naked lady hubcaps ???

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by 1950 silver bullet, Feb 6, 2012.

  1. 1950 silver bullet
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    Back in the 60's my dad ran some naked lady hubcaps on his studebaker hawk.....anyone ever seen any ? They were chrome and had a naked lady on them. I sure would like to find a set. Let the smart-ass comments begin !!!
     
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  2. Mr.Musico
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    They are reproduced now
     
  3. Kripfink
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  4. 1950 silver bullet
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    not exacly what i remember but i was only 7 yrs old. I might settle for a set of those if nothing else surface's. Thanks !!!
     
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  5. Don's Hot Rods
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    The originals were smooth with the naked lady being a lot larger and sticking out further, as I remember. I always wondered what effect they had on wheel balance.

    Don
     
  6. 1950 silver bullet
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    yes !!! My seven yr old mind did capsure the lady right.
     
  7. Don's Hot Rods
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    The ones I remember were smoothy caps with a very pronounced nude lady on them. I don't recall ever seeing the ones pictured with that design on the cap background.

    Don

    I've never cared for them but have to admit when the background is painted to match the body color they look ok on this 46 Ford.

    [​IMG]
     
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  8. loburban
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    Jim Hibbs former owner of K.O.A (now deceased) had the originals on LoLinc his 49-51 Lincoln last ones I saw were $1000 for set 15 years ago no telling what they are worth now.
     
  9. Lurker McGurk
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    There used to be a Merc. in SoCal that had the naked lady attached to his spindles, so she stayed stationary while the wheel went around while it was cruising.
    Really looked freaky Cool!
    ...
     
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  11. BLUDICE
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    Try Night Prowlers - they have them.
     
  12. I guess they are better than naked dude hubcaps.
     
  13. deuce354
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    It would seem to me a 4LB hubcap would fall off rather easy, after a slight bump in the road
     
  14. jcmarz
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    they are also known as "Marilyn Monroes."
     
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  17. We sell these in both 14 and 15 inch for 235.00 a set...
     

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  18. 1950 silver bullet
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    maybe cause none of these look like what he ran back then.....i'll keep lookin. Thanks !!!
     
  19. Don's Hot Rods
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    I am second guessing myself now and wondering if my memory is clouding what the ones I saw looked like. I did some searching today on the net and all I found were ones that look like what the guys are posting up.

    Wish I still had one of my late 50's JC Whitney catalogs or an old Honest Charlie catalog. That is where I think they were sold.

    Don
     
  20. digger 7576
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    I looked through my 1968 Honest Charlie catalog and did not see them in there but it might be in an earlier one.
     
  21. williebill
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    I remember that Jim always took them off at night when parked at the motel... At the time he was running them,I don't remember ever seeing another set.
     
  22. Voodoo Larry had a set on his latest custom... I'll try to find a pic.
     
  23. rick finch
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  24. Mercchev
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    Lots on ebay, and Big Rich sells them in Colorado...He sells the "lady" part separate too...Just sold 8 of them to a guy who was using them as handles on a Kustom Coffin for a deceased bro of his...
     
  25. Rocky Famoso
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    Butt, traditional... and yes, I remember that Merc. from SoCal that ran them, with the Lady mounted stationary in the middle. Kinda' messed up yer' mind as you looked at the car as it went by.
    ...
     
  26. Hooligan63
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    That's on Voodoo Larry's 1946 Ford "Voodoo Idol"
    [​IMG]

    The hubcaps are made so the centers don't spin when the car is moving.
     
  27. Hdonlybob
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    I had a chance to buy some a few years ago.
    They were like a domed chrome full wheel cover. Totally smooth, but with a very slim naked lady pretty much the full width of it.
    Way cool. Should have bought them!
    Cheers....
     
  28. I Drag
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    Geez, I like naked ladies on anything.
     

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