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1953 Pontiac Pathfinder specifications


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I'm new to the Canadian Poncho so this is the first post.  I have a 1953 Pontiac Pathfinder.  It has 14 wheels but I am told that they had 15-inch wheels when new out of the factory.  Somebody may have changed for 14" thinking the lower look was better.  Does anybody know what was the original?  i am looking for wheel covers/hubcaps but can't know what size until I've decided what size wheels I'll be going with.  Also looking for a sun visor.

George Halfmoon Bay British Columbia



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Welcome George from Canada's east coast!

A '50's car car will get you a definitive answer, but I think 15" is correct.

Stone carver ... wow, that's an old trade! I'd like to know more about it.

 

 



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Hi 

Thank you for  a prompt response.  Not sure I understand 'a 50's car car'  Misprint?  I'd like to know for sure re the 15" wheels.  Can you be more certain?  I've been an artist i.e., a sculptor in stone almost all my life.  Take a look at www.granitecarver.com.  

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Thank you for  a prompt response.  Not sure I understand 'a 50's car car'  Misprint?  I'd like to know for sure re the 15" wheels.  Can you be more certain?  I've been an artist i.e., a sculptor in stone almost all my life.  Take a look at www.granitecarver.com.  

kind regards,

George


 Sorry it was early this morning biggrin I meant "a '50s car owner".

I'm definitely going to check out the website link you provided. Thanks.



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hi george over here in qualicum i have a 53 pathfinder also 15 inch wheels are correct for your car the wheels have clips on them for the smaller hubcap if you have those covers mine has full wheel covers halfmoon bay on sunshine coast? 58 pathfinder is a member from there have not seen him much here lately has a bunch of old ponchos welcome and we will need a few pictures of your car tim

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granitecarver wrote:

Hi 

Thank you for  a prompt response.  Not sure I understand 'a 50's car car'  Misprint?  I'd like to know for sure re the 15" wheels.  Can you be more certain?  I've been an artist i.e., a sculptor in stone almost all my life.  Take a look at www.granitecarver.com.  

kind regards,

George


 I have to complement you on creating some beautiful works in stone George.

You have quite a talent.

Welcome to the site from Calgary.

-G

www.granitecarver.com

 



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Ok, I got a definite '15"' wheels were the original equipment on my 1953 Pathfinder.  Now to find some . . . and some wheel covers/hubcaps to fit.   Any ideas anyone?

thanks to all for helping out on this . . . 

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maybe someone can live that last link for graniteman may help him

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Wow, your carvings are phenomenal!

Glad you got help with your question.



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so where do I find wheel covers for my 53 Pathfinder?
George

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Like most of us,I would probably think you'll need to search ebay, kijiji, craigslist, or swap meets....

or post on this site in another thread. (Canadian Pontiac/Acadian/Beaumont Cars/Parts Wanted)

If you're not fussy about getting true Canadian wheel covers, but okay with American ones...

https://www.ebay.ca/sch/Parts-Accessories/6028/i.html?_blrs=spell_check&_nkw=1953+pontiac+hubcap&_vxp=mtr

These are Canadian Pathfinder hub caps. Of course full wheel covers would be different.

Pontiac 1953 Pathfinder deluxe, winter shot.



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thank you so much, Greaser. We'll get looking around . . . It's interesting to be communicating with other owners for the first time. One learns so much. For example, this is the first I've seen definitively what the original hubcaps looked like. Haven't got a pic of our specific car just now but I'll get one shortly and post it. Thank you again.

kind regards,
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George

I did some searching on our site and came across this thread from 2012....I see the hubcaps you need in the picture.

https://canadianponcho.activeboard.com/t51045815/pontiac-and-beaumont-hubcaps/

 

Looks like they are still in business.....might still have the hubcaps.....might be worth giving them a contact.

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Gordons-New-And-Used-Hubcaps/242068679150349

Maybe a CP member who lives locally could check if Gordon's has hubcaps for your car.

Cheers, 

-G



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OK, I'm talking to Gordon's and they're looking around for me. Thanks again!

George

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photo photo_zps2693191a.jpgnot a great pic but theres a full 53 canpon cover



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The US Pontiac wheels are different, and on my 1949 US Pontiac the hubcaps are a different size than the Canadian ones. The Canadian hubcap is too small to fit the wheels on my car, and the full covers that I have seen still use the clips on the centre of the wheels to hold them on, so they wont fit either.

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