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Online DrEamer

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Hub caps from Challenger past, what to do?
« on: July 16, 2017 - 11:32:59 pm »
I talked to my dad the other day, and he said he had found the set of hub caps from my 72 Challenger when I had it. I went over and picked them up, but I'm not sure what to do with them. They are the generic 14 inch Dodge caps that were not specific to the Challenger. I checked, and they certainly  don't command top dollar with most sets selling for under $30 on eBay.  So, what do I do with these things? I have thought about turning them into clocks, but open to other ideas that someone might have.

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Re: Hub caps from Challenger past, what to do?
« Reply #1 on: July 17, 2017 - 12:45:15 am »
Burdars father in law made some into banjos
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Re: Hub caps from Challenger past, what to do?
« Reply #3 on: July 19, 2017 - 05:23:57 am »
Flee-bay are full of items that are over priced, you can put what you want on an item but whether it sells is another thing. These hub caps may be in good condition so are highly desired but the right person needs to see the ad.

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Re: Hub caps from Challenger past, what to do?
« Reply #4 on: July 19, 2017 - 09:30:52 am »
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Burdars father in law made some into banjos

Yes he does.  He cuts the outer section off and just uses the center.  Last year I saw some of those for sale at $10 each so they definitely aren't worth much. 

Personally, I'd just use them as garage art.  You can hang them on the wall as-is or do your clock idea.  I've got my 68 Dart's trunk lid panel on my wall.  I've thought about mounting the old tail light lenses/bezels on the wall next to it.  I could even wire some lights behind it.  I'm going to do the same thing with my Dart's front grill/headlight surrounds.  I can mount some cheap halo headlights in them too.

If you made the hubcaps into clocks, you can keep one for yourself and sell the rest.  I'm sure you could get more money for a hubcap clock then the cap itself is worth.

If they are in REALLY nice shape, there's no reason why you can't put a higher price on them and try to sell them.  You never know who might be looking for a really nice set.  If you don't find anyone that's interested, start building clocks.  :2cents:

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Re: Hub caps from Challenger past, what to do?
« Reply #5 on: July 19, 2017 - 05:48:19 pm »
Burdar, does he still make and sell hub cap banjos? Any on eBay now?
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Re: Hub caps from Challenger past, what to do?
« Reply #6 on: July 20, 2017 - 09:09:03 am »
He's got a bunch of banjos in his garage.  He started making them out of old cookie tins.  Then he made some out of hub caps.  Lately, he's been making them out of old cigar boxes.  He's sold a few at small consignment type shops and has given away others to family and friends.  He doesn't do anything on E-bay.  If you PM me your info, I can forward it along to him.   

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Re: Hub caps from Challenger past, what to do?
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2017 - 12:12:12 am »
Well,  don't play the banjo, so that is out. I'll probably just go ahead and do the clock thing.  My thought is to start with the most dented one for practice, and if it turns out, I might make the others to sell.   
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