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  • #46960

    Richard Robertson
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    “Does any one reproduce the National Flipper Caps? I would like to acquire a set for my 46 ford, if available.” Not sure if there is anybody making them at the moment. Some people have attempted to reproduce them, but somehow it looks like those venture never lasted long. I would guess there would be a good market for them with all the early style Custom Cars being built in recent years. There is a bit more into on these flipper caps in THIS CCC-Thread.

    Thanks Rik! I read the thread, and then your article: https://www.customcarchronicle.com/custom-history/early-flipper-hubcaps/

    They were both very informative. Judging by the pictures, having the flipper caps on my 46 may not be period correct. All of the examples were of older cars.

    #46961

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Judging by the pictures, having the flipper caps on my 46 may not be period correct. All of the examples were of older cars.

     

    Richard, 46-48 Fords still had single bar flippers. Even Jerry Quesnel had flipper hubcaps on his 1949 Mercury in 1951!

    HERE is a folder with photos of 46-48 Ford from the 40’s and 50’s… and there are still plenty that use the flipper hubcaps. Of course the more smoother hubcaps became popular especially after Cadillac came out with the Sombrero in late 1946. But the flipper remained popular till late in the 1940’s.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #46963

    Paul(hombres ruin)
    Participant

    Hi guys my name Is Paul and I am in San Diego . Been a follower of rik and his site for a long time. I love kustoms and all that comes with them . My ride is a 41 ford coupe , Appleton spots, lowered, rear skirts, flathead engine, fat wide whites and soon to have national flippers and chrome dash piece that’s an original 41 add on. As you can tell I am into the late 40s very early 50s style kustoms. Can’t wait to see what’s on here..

    The 41 Fords make outstanding customs, Paul, especially the business coups. Yours looks great with the little you have already done! Does any one reproduce the National Flipper Caps? I would like to acquire a set for my 46 ford, if available.

      Hi Richard . Thanks for the kind words about my 41.. I love the fat fords of that era. About the flipper caps . I did contact one guy in CA who was repopping then but he stopped until he had more of a demand and I haven’t seen or heard from him since. I looked all over the net and Instagram is where I found my set

    Respect tradition

    #47879

    Mild Mitch
    Participant

    Hello Everyone,

    I am Mitch, Mildmitch. I have been a member of the forum for some time, though never posted and only lurked in the shadows!

    I have a small Hot Rod and Custom shop in Northern California. Currently trying to get my 1941 Buick Special Sedanette together and on the road. Though the normal setbacks and customer projects seem to keep that from happening. This is a mild early forties style car. Simple and drivable.

    Although I had been aware of Rik’s Website and archive and all the work he has done to preserve and promote traditional customs, I stumbled upon this forum looking for 4 doors turned to 2 door customs. It was Quentin’s Caddy and the photoshop work by Rik that brought me here!

    Anyway, I’m here and exposed now. I will also post this in the regular forum area as well.

    Thanks Rik, this is a great group of like minded lunatics, that I enjoy and learn from everyday.

    Mildmitch

    #48897

    mike Folchetti
    Participant

    Thanks Rik!

    #48980

    Juan Ramirez
    Participant

    Thank you for adding me to the forum.  My name is Juan, co-founder of ChevyBombs.com. I own a ’47 Chevy Fleetline Aerosedan I am currently restoring.  In addition of having the passion of old Chevy bomb cars/trucks, I enjoy customs as well.  In fact, I just made a set of Appleton 552 custom green/white swirl grips and switches for a friend that has the clone Barris Hirohata Merc.  I look forward learning from this group.  Take care.

    #48983

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Welcome Mike and Juan.
    Hope you are going to have a good time here.

    Any pictures of those Laminated knobs.. I assume those are for John D’Agostino’s Doug Thompson built clone?

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #48984

    Juan Ramirez
    Participant

    Thanks. I’ll find some photos. Owner is out of Arkansas if I recall.

    #48985

    Juan Ramirez
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    #48986

    Juan Ramirez
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    #48987

    Juan Ramirez
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    #48988

    Rik Hoving
    Keymaster

    Beautiful…. I guess those are for DrDave’s (Myers) 51 Merc.

    Enjoy the beauty of Customizing

    #48989

    Juan Ramirez
    Participant

    That’s the one! Dr. Dave is great people. I made him another set but in purple/lavender swirl for another car he has. Thanks.

    #49778

    Thomas Taylor
    Participant

    Kind of late with a into,

    always lurking but thought I’d get round to it

    my name is Thomas Currently in Richmond, Va

    just about to really get rolling on building my 1949 Chevrolet coupe

    will try and start a thread shortly!

    Cheers

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    #50850

    C. W.
    Participant

    Howdy. 😎

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