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#1 Ahamkara

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:30 PM

imagesCAPG7HEE.jpg Greetings and thank you in advance for your interest.

I have a set of center Caps that are chrome and have Pontiac Chief inlayed in red.

I can not find any Information on them.

Sincerely,
D.Gore

Edited by Ahamkara, 10 July 2012 - 05:03 PM.
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#2 keiser31

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 04:51 PM

If you can post a photo, we can determine what the year of your caps are.

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#3 Ahamkara

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 06:19 PM

Aknowledged

#4 Ahamkara

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 07:16 PM

Wow I dont feel so bad now.

Looks like they are one of a kind.......


Here is a Better Pic.1_aa05279d27a36e1e269533068736c80d.jpg

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:00 PM

looks aftermarket

#6 Ahamkara

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Posted 10 July 2012 - 08:17 PM

They were in my Grandmothers Garage for 30+ years.

#7 Ahamkara

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Posted 11 July 2012 - 10:00 PM

Is there any chance that these are Original???

That would help tremendously.

TY.

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Posted 14 July 2012 - 12:18 PM

The word Pontiac is spelled correctly. That being said, I believe they are original. There would be copyright infringments. Didn't GM have off shore plants in South America and Australia? Possibly these came from some where other than North America.
They look late 30's or 40's.

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:55 AM

I find it odd that they did not spell out Chieftan! Please do not shoot the inquisidor, but is it certain that they are hubcaps?

#10 pontiac1953

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 05:04 AM

well i don't believe these are originals, as for the using of the word pontiac, the pontiac motor division didn't own the word pontiac. in 39 years of seeing every year pontiac that was made here in the states, i can say that i have never seen these hubcaps before. charles coker, 1953 pontiac tech advisor.

#11 Ahamkara

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 12:04 PM

Thank you guys so much for all your knowledge.
I have no Idea if they are hubcaps or not there are 4 and the inside is grooved and has holes in the inner lip, alot like hubcaps.

If they arent then what could they possibly be?
They were in my Grandmothers shed for 30+ years.

Thank you Sincerely for all your time and attention...

#12 prs519

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 02:03 PM

Part of an advertising display, perhaps?

#13 CarlLaFong

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:05 PM

They are from a Pontiac Chief Travel Trailer. Not sure of the year. They were built after the war until the early 50s, maybe longer

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 03:55 PM

Was that affiliated with the Pontiac motor division of GM?

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Posted 18 July 2012 - 09:58 PM

Was that affiliated with the Pontiac motor division of GM?


It does not appear to be. They were built by the Pontiac Coach Company of Drayton Plains, Michigan. See link to ad.

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#16 Carl H Sturgeon II

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Posted 01 November 2012 - 02:39 PM

Hello,
I have a 1953 Pontiac Pontiac Chief Delux T 45 travel trailer and those indeed would be the hubcaps for the Pontiac trailer manufacture. I would be very interested in getting additional information about those hubcaps and would also like to purchase them from you if you were interested in selling them. Even if you don't want to sell I would be very thankful to get a good picure emailed to me so I would know what to hunt for in the future. I have PM'd you with my contact information. Thanks in advance

Carl H Sturgeon II




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