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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 06:07 PM Thread Starter
 
 
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Metal Dealer Trunk Emblems

ISO metal trunk emblems from dealerships in Delaware or New Mexico
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 07:35 PM
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Most emblems and badges are reproduced and will look better, if not exactly the exact size compared to the originals. Badges and emblems were made of pot metal (which is whatever was on the floor of the shop swept up and melted down). They are suseptible to corrosion, embrittlement from oxidation, and because they were hand painted fading.

You could go to your local salvage yard and see if they would be willing to put a request out on the network of junkyards to see if someone somewhere in the country would respond (you are competing for attention with someone wanting to buy a front end or rear quarter to fix a wreck that is the bread and butter of junkyards but they might have a part lying on the desktop that they would sell you if it was worth there while to ship it.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-06-2018, 09:13 PM
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It's a shame how dealerships now use stickers. They used to have a lot more pride in their names. If you can get them it would be a unique collection for local car shows in that area. May remind a person or two of the first place they ever bought a new car.
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Sorry missed the dealership aspect.

Ibrahim was a successful Chevrolet dealer from Miami who later opened a dealership in Tampa called Abraham. THat small network of dealerships (one in every major city) that was later morphed into AutoWay by a very ambitious salesman who bought out Abraham when he retired and went on to buy up many of the other dealerships in Tampa. Then all of Florida before going belly up and selling off his company to investors who kept the one shop idea and took it nationwide.

Ferman Chevrolet is one of the oldest dealerships in the country (predating Chevrolet).

Ransom E. Olds had a rubber plantation on the norther shore of Old Tampa Bay at the site of the current town of Oldsmar. He wanted rubber to make his Oldsmobile car, without having to go to Indonesia to get it. Ferman was a local carriage shop the sold Oldsmobiles to the rich and famous in town (Like the Lykes Bros., or Henry B. Plant, or Don Vicente Martinez-Ybor may have given Theodore Roosevelt a ride in his Olds while he was in town for two years during the Spanish American war).

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