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unusual !!

Wow ! Thanks for the info !!
You are truly knowledgeable.
The mechanic who owns the service station and was working on my 55 210 has this 55 in weeds behind his station, he gave the car to his boy as a parts car.it obly has the emblem on one side.maybe the other is in the weeds as thete are holes for it .
Soooo now what do i do ?
 

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Wow ! Thanks for the info !!
You are truly knowledgeable.
The mechanic who owns the service station and was working on my 55 210 has this 55 in weeds behind his station, he gave the car to his boy as a parts car.it obly has the emblem on one side.maybe the other is in the weeds as thete are holes for it .
Soooo now what do i do ?
Ignore the fact that this particular parts car has this weird emblem. You do NOT need to go chasing around looking for one.

I bought a '55 210 4 door parts car many years ago. It did not have this emblem on it, or any holes to mount it. Nor have I ever seen this emblem in person. And, I've been at this for a long time...

But, it would be interesting if you could check the VIN. Then we can figure out when and where the car was built. That might shed some light on it.

I'm thinking it's some bright idea that was very short-lived, and was therefore dropped from the documentation we have available. Or, maybe it was a cheapo work-around for when the factory needed some 210 back doors and only Bel Air doors were in stock. :)
 

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Here's why you don't need to worry about it. These are pages from the Master Parts Catalog from 1957:

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/1929_57chevyparts/57cmpc0076.htm has no emblem on the door.

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/1929_57chevyparts/57cmpc0078.htm has an emblem, but the group number is wrong. Yes - the GM parts catalog is WRONG - somebody goofed.

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/1929_57chevyparts/57cmpc0831.htm shows group 12.114C - no emblems for '55.

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/1929_57chevyparts/57cmpc0077.htm shows the correct group 12.116C.

http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/1929_57chevyparts/57cmpc0835.htm and http://chevy.oldcarmanualproject.com/1929_57chevyparts/57cmpc0836.htm show group 12.116C. There is a listing for the Bel Air emblem, but not for a similar 210.
 

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i own it !

The car had a non original belair door on the other side.
So i just got the one emblem.
Today is my bday by the way !
I will get the vin # tomorrow.
Yes it also is a green car?
Car is a 55 4 door
Pic attached
 

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I called the person who had one on his 57.
He stated he tracked his down
Sold emblems in cal.
Made by a company in colorado
Short lived item.
2 sold on ebay for 277.00 apiece.
So what do i do with it?
 

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I called the person who had one on his 57.
He stated he tracked his down
Sold emblems in cal.
Made by a company in colorado
Short lived item.
2 sold on ebay for 277.00 apiece.
So what do i do with it?
Keep it as an interesting momento.

Also keep the photo of it before you removed it from the car. Very few people will believe you without the photo!
 

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stovebolt

Having trouble with pm...i will pass on the free eblem but thanks for the offer.the car with the funny emblem has what i needed!!
 

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I would keep the emblem too, sure makes a very good conversation point, these little items that pop up sure do make the history of Trifives worth preserving :tu
 

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clean it?

Wasnt sure whether to polish it or not.
Guess it wont hurt to do that
Man i am so lucky to have a parts car 2 miles away
And a guy to do mechanical work so reasonable
Today he bought and installed an exhaust manifold gasket
Adjusted the brakes
Fried fish i took him
Cost? 25.00.
Ps price of emblem? 0$
 

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Two things prove to me it's not an original Chevrolet item: 1) no part number molded in and 2) the font is not Chevrolet.
 
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