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Old 09-13-2020, 05:53 PM   #1
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Default 36-39 hubcap what is it

My great friend “Hotrod Willie” gave me this. What is the background. I would love a set of them.
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Old 09-13-2020, 05:55 PM   #2
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Unusual
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Very unusual "wide-five" hubcap. Doesn't look like the ones fitted to USA Fords of this era. Could be European?
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:29 AM   #4
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I would guess it is a reproduction where they couldn't use V-8 but wanted something that looked close going down the road........ -RG
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Old 09-14-2020, 06:38 AM   #5
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Volkswagon V8 ??? LOL
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Lawson gave me an idea... Does it fit a ford wide 5 or a VW wide 5? Woulda been slick on one of those bugs with the '40 ford' glass nose.
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Old 09-14-2020, 12:36 PM   #7
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i agree with jeep guy. there was a lot of model A dust caps that say "FOOL" on them, written in a script that makes it look like ford unless you study it. jc whitney perhaps
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Another example of just not quite there.....IF you look. A very well done reproduction IF the top of the script "F" was there
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Old 09-14-2020, 01:45 PM   #9
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Default Re: 36-39 hubcap what is it

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Well, since we're talking about un-authorized 'faux' V8, and 'faux' Ford Script stuff here on Kiwi's thread, I'll play TOO! This on the trunk of a '40 coupe that I'm very familiar with. DD

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Now that's just WRONG!
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Now that's just WRONG!
Nothing is sacred!!
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Actually, Chevy had a V8 in production long before Ford did... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevrolet_Series_D
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Old 09-14-2020, 07:31 PM   #13
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I've has a Wide 5 cap similar to the one in this thread. I believe they were aftermarket. You've likely seen the Model A hubcaps that say "Fool" instead of "Ford" in the typical Ford script as CAS3 mentions. I have several of the "Fool" caps as I think they are neat and even have them on My Model A speedster. Same scenario I think
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Old 09-14-2020, 09:33 PM   #14
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There's a "bool" version as well.
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Old 09-15-2020, 12:43 AM   #15
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Here is a picture of the Bool repro hubcap that David is referring to. What is it trying to say? Bool?
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Here is someone elses attempt to get around the Trade Mark. 1941 Mercury Hubcaps - Genuine Ford or should I say Genuine Mercury and the Reproduction example.
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Google says the word “bool” maybe Scottish dialect for the word “bowl”. It also mentions the man who is credited with starting “ Boolean logic “or the basis for modern computer science....George Boole......Mark
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Old 10-13-2020, 09:45 PM   #18
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Here is another Reproduction Ford Hubcap, this time one for the 1954 Ford. So that the Manufacturer didn't have to pay Royalties, they changed the two centre letters of the word FORD into something that looks like V8?
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