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Pontiac and Beaumont hubcaps


Will just post this for a hubcap and antique dealer who has thousands of hubcaps including some Pontiac and Beaumont ones.  The old fellow who has owned the store for many years is either ill or has passed away and his daughters are running the store.  They have modernized and have an email address.  Seems like a typical nice set of hubcaps runs $200.  Singles were going for around $40.  Name of the place is Gordon's New and Used and it is located just outside of Vernon in a place called Grinrod.  Took a couple pictures of some caps hanging on the wall and their email address is Gordonsnewandused@Yahoo.ca.  Phone number is 250 540-8259.  They don't give stuff away but they have a great selection and some pretty decent stuff.

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Thanks for posting Jerel. Looks to be one 66-67 and two 68-69 Beaumont dogdish caps.

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Hey Jerel, Sadly the old guy passed away, and his daughter is doing her best to sell off the large inventory. I stopped in and purchased a '67 hubcap that I'm planning on turning into a wall clock. There were lots of complete Pontiac sets still available.

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I always knew there was an ulterior motive to the railway crossing just a few hundred meters from the store


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I'm going to contact them ... I see something.



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Thanks Jerel.   The store has been closed the past couple years as Gordon's health was failing him.  He no longer lived on the property, he'd moved to Vernon.   I was trying to arrange to meet him at the store last year, but we couldn't make arrangements.   There used to be a few hubcap places here in the west, but the one in Medicine Hat got knocked out by a flood, and Gordon's has been closed so that limited things.       I'm glad Gordon's is open again, as he had a HUGE inventory.



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Anyone near this place?

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I am a little over an hour and Kyle (jlysholm) is about 20 minutes. What are you looking for?

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The Beaumont caps.

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I am thinking you wouldn't mind someone taking a look at them rather than going by some pictures they send you. I am with you as pictures can sometimes be deceiving. They should be able to give you an honest description as that is their business but see if Kyle sees this thread again. There is another member from Vernon too, his name slips me now but maybe one of them could be heading that way. I know I won't be that way for awhile by the looks of it.

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I live up at Predator Ridge, (approx. 45min away). I've have sum work to do out that way in the coming weeks, so if you'd like me to stop in and check out what your searching for... then send me a picture, and I'll take a look.

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Sorry Kyle, I shortened your time by a fair bit there. It makes a difference what side of the city you live on. I know I can make it to your arena in exactly 45 minutes so then it is the time from there to Grinrod. Glad you stepped up.

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No worries Jerel, next summer you should stop in for a beer. (I overlook the 7th green).

I drive through Grinrod on my way to Revelstoke quite often.

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jlysholm wrote:

No worries Jerel, next summer you should stop in for a beer. (I overlook the 7th green).

I drive through Grinrod on my way to Revelstoke quite often.


 I will do that.  I am usually getting pretty thirsty by the time I get there and that would be as nice a spot as any to have one.  You should post some pictures there where Couples, Michelson, Weir, and the big golfers come and play and then a shot from the Sparkling Hills Resort.  I know that sure blew me away.



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...you wouldn't believe how many NHL guys were visiting/playing this summer. (Hockey Canada Sponsorship)

I'm kind'a happy the Canucks won't be on the tele or the news any time soon!!! LoL! ;o)

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About 10 years ago I was dealing with a hubcap guy from the south side of Kelowna.  He was fairly small, and we got talking about Gordon's in Grindrod.   He said he'd driven up that way a few times, and could never find the place.   The fellow must have been certified blind as there is no way you could miss Gordon's, as it's on a short stretch of road between two 90 degree corners in the main highway, with the building and about 100' of fence is COVERED with hubcaps.



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About 10 years ago I was dealing with a hubcap guy from the south side of Kelowna.  He was fairly small, and we got talking about Gordon's in Grindrod.   He said he'd driven up that way a few times, and could never find the place.   The fellow must have been certified blind as there is no way you could miss Gordon's, as it's on a short stretch of road between two 90 degree corners in the main highway, with the building and about 100' of fence is COVERED with hubcaps.


 I have often wondered where those hubcaps went from the guy out of Kelowna.  He had some pretty rare stuff too.  I even got some Beaumont spinner hubcaps from him.  He was a bit of a character and I would be surprised if he ever got that far up the road or let alone could find Gordons.



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I always knew there was an ulterior motive to the railway crossing just a few hundred meters from the store


  That is the corner where I dumped my motorcycle about 12 years ago... I did an oil change in Sicamous, put too much back in, came out of the oil tank breather straight onto my back tire !no

 My mom grew up on a farm just down the side road coming off of that corner



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Seems like a good thread to metion how much I like the dogdish and trim ring combo that Marty has on his car. It would be neat if someone could create an adapter held on by the wheel nuts that would then allow for the installation of the dog dish. Then one could install them on the Ralley wheels.  (The one in the picture is held on with tape LOL)cap (2).jpg



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Wow, that dog dish looks great with a trim ring!

I can't see the difference between the 66-67 and 68-69 Pontiac dog dish caps from that photo. Does anyone have a set of either that they would be willing to sell?

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03cts sport wrote:

Seems like a good thread to metion how much I like the dogdish and trim ring combo that Marty has on his car. It would be neat if someone could create an adapter held on by the wheel nuts that would then allow for the installation of the dog dish. Then one could install them on the Ralley wheels.  (The one in the picture is held on with tape LOL)cap (2).jpg



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You'd have to really measure precisely when attaching those clips or you'll end up with a wobbly looking cap when the wheel is turning. 



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You'd have to really measure precisely when attaching those clips or you'll end up with a wobbly looking cap when the wheel is turning. 


Accuracy can be achieved by  mounting the rim on a free turning axle on the car and measurING, then marking the diameter using a scriber or a fine marker on a rigid stand in front of it.

.....or by mounting an old hub in a lathe and then the rim on the hub. Mounting a scriber to scratch or fine marker on the tool post to get the right distance.

Another option to try would be to make the same kind of clips, that would be mounted behind the wheel nuts.

 



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Wow, that dog dish looks great with a trim ring!

I can't see the difference between the 66-67 and 68-69 Pontiac dog dish caps from that photo. Does anyone have a set of either that they would be willing to sell?


 They look like 66-67 to me, but I'm only looking on my phone. ... but from what I understand the cap is physically identical, but the 66-67 has black accents,  and the 68 a more gold tinted colour. You'll probably repaint whatever you buy,  so don't worry about the year. 

Also the ad for the clips says bend them to adjust the exact location of the cap,  so there's a little wiggle room there...

 

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