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  • mrcooby
    Robert Kirk ... I have Crosley hub caps in 5 designs..... flat...(small dome) with an arrow straight through. Domed with an arrow straight through. Both the
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 29, 2007
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      Robert Kirk
      <kirkbrit@...> wrote:
      >
      "I have Crosley hub
      caps in 5 designs.....
      flat...(small dome)
      with an arrow straight
      through.

      Domed with an arrow
      straight through.
      Both the above with a
      line straight
      through...what is
      suggested as
      the "streamlined
      design".

      Normal lettered, not
      block style, not
      italizied with a broken
      line from C to Y...I
      THINK THIS IS THE
      ORIGINAL PRE WAR.

      INPUT PLEASE....IS THIS
      THE ITEM I NEED TO
      DUPLICATE??????

      Regards,
      Robert Kirk
      www.kirks-auto.com

      ========================
      Robert, the last one
      sounds like the
      original '39-'42 cap.
      They're very rare in
      any kind of condition,
      let alone in good
      condition. Some owners
      have gone through the
      laborious process of
      de-skinning,
      straightening, buffing,
      rechroming and re-
      skinning those caps,
      and even then there
      will be ripples, so I
      really think there's a
      market. By the way,
      Robert, is there
      anything left of the
      blue paint on your cap
      to be able to match
      that color?

      Somewhere out there
      there's a die for the
      high-domed cap, because
      in about 1990 Service
      Motors was duplicating
      them in one-piece
      chromed steel with the
      arrow logo in red. I
      was told there was a
      problem with the main
      die being unavailable
      for a while after that,
      and I'm not certain if
      that situation was ever
      resolved.

      Also, a number of boat-
      trailer makers such as
      ShoreLander used to use
      that same cap (with
      their own logo) on
      their wheels, but now
      it seems they've gone
      to white-painted wheels
      without caps.

      Thank you for doing
      this project, Robert,
      and best wishes.

      =Lou Rugani=
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