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  • Differences in Flathead Distributors
    January 20, 2022

    Differences in Flathead Distributors

    Stories and Photos by Zac Parks Check out more from Zac on his Instagram Account: The Ford Flathead V8 will live in the history books as the first affordable V8, but to us it is one of the motors that shaped early...

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  • Converting the popular "flipper" hubcap to fit a 1940 Ford rim
    January 3, 2022

    Converting the popular "flipper" hubcap to fit a 1940 Ford rim

    Tom Hanks once said "If it wasn't hard, everyone would do it. It's the hard that makes it great." The flipper hubcap was an iconic addition to customs of the early days which remains true to this date. Original hubcaps are heavily sought after and rarely seem to stay for sale long enough to even pull out your wallet. For many, the ideal rim is the 1940 Ford rim which provides one with the task of needing to convert their flipper hubcaps to properly mount to the rim. No matter what the hubcap was originally made to fit the conversion process is essentially the same. The following will detail one way to convert this iconic hubcap to fit a '40 Ford rim and can serve as a guide if you decide to go a different route in making your conversion a success. Let's follow along as our own Eric Justus will walk you through the step-by-step process on getting this done.
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