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The truth about Tail Pipe Tips: what is really original?

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In every car show I see a huge variety of tail pipe tips. I always had the question about what is original for each decade. I see "triangular" shaped exhaust deflectors in cars from late 20's to early 60's. Could they be original? What as really used as tail pipe tips in 50's? Most of cars I see use these deflectors, were they factory

options those days? Was this the only option? No straight tail pipe tip was possible? Did they really have such accessories during this period?

If you go to any antique Ford store, they offer you triangular exhaust deflectors from model A's to 50's cars, does this make sense? I always questioned if this deflectors are a vintage car ethusiast fashion, or an original accessory or factory item.

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JRA

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There probably were as many aftermarket exhaust tips manufactured as there are factory correct accessory exhaust tips. Many shapes and sizes. For factory correct you need to look in the correct model year factory ligature as they are well documented.

My exhaust deflector (factory typically called them deflectors not tips) which is an odd shape has been checked for originally many times by AACA judges without issues as I had the correct factory documentation.

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What do you have for a exhaust deflector and what car?? I'm looking for something for my 27 Buick Woodie. LeBaron Bonney had a few. Thanks for ant Help

Steve

UOTE=Ron Green;1083838]There probably were as many aftermarket exhaust tips manufactured as there are factory correct accessory exhaust tips. Many shapes and sizes. For factory correct you need to look in the correct model year factory ligature as they are well documented.

My exhaust deflector (factory typically called them deflectors not tips) which is an odd shape has been checked for originally many times by AACA judges without issues as I had the correct factory documentation.

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I don't mind factory authorized tailpipe tips,but what drives me crazy is a beautiful correct restored car of any make and year and sure enough there are those cheap chinzy Wal-Mart chrome tips sticking out the end.Just plain awful.Ed in Fla

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Quote: “What do you have for a exhaust deflector and what car?? I'm looking for something for my 27 Buick Woodie. LeBaron Bonney had a few.”

Mine is factory correct for a 1955 & 1956 Pontiac . I do not know anything regarding the 27 Buick's.

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In every car show I see a huge variety of tail pipe tips. I always had the question about what is original for each decade. I see "triangular" shaped exhaust deflectors in cars from late 20's to early 60's. Could they be original? What as really used as tail pipe tips in 50's? Most of cars I see use these deflectors, were they factory

options those days? Was this the only option? No straight tail pipe tip was possible? Did they really have such accessories during this period?

If you go to any antique Ford store, they offer you triangular exhaust deflectors from model A's to 50's cars, does this make sense? I always questioned if this deflectors are a vintage car ethusiast fashion, or an original accessory or factory item.

The triangular shaped exhaust deflector was a common accessory offered by Car Dealers. It was certainly available in the '40s and '50s. Here's an example from a 1948 Packard Accessory Brochure.

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