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'49-'53 Truck hood ornament - light-up bullet-tip ?

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  • '49-'53 Truck hood ornament - light-up bullet-tip ?

    The other day, I was clearing-of my workbench, and unearthed the hood ornament from my '50 2R-10 pick-up: the heavy, chromed "rocket-ship".

    I was noticing that the bullet nose-cone is a separate casting, held in place with a set-screw.

    A few manufacturers were offering optional light-up hood ornaments in the early 1950's, most memorably De Soto and Pontiac.

    Was there ever such an option for the Stude truck ornament, or has anyone created one ?

  • #2
    No there never was one as an option. The closest was the fender spears on GT Hawks.

    Somebody must have made a lighted hood ornamant at some point. JC Whitney used to have lighted cone shaped bolts for license plate frames. Maybe you could make one from that.
    RadioRoy, specializing in AM/FM conversions with auxiliary inputs for iPod/satellite/CD player. In the old car radio business since 1985.

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    • #3
      Have you got a pic of the backside of the ornament?


      • #4
        I will try to grab some pics tomorrow.