Author Topic: 54-55 Fleetwood trunk script  (Read 234 times)

Offline RobertM

54-55 Fleetwood trunk script
« on: February 03, 2018, 08:08:50 PM »
Can someone please post a picture of what they know to be a correct '54-'55 Fleetwood trunk script?  Hopefully my 54 is going for paint soon and I am looking to replace my trunk script with NOS if I can find it, or a good repop.

Problem is, the two I can find for sale are slightly different than mine, but the same to each other, and that confuses me.  The greenish picture is mine, the second is supposedly NOS and the third is a repop.  The F, L and T are all different than mine, and both are much blockier. 

My Sixty Special is from earlier in the production run, so I'm thinking maybe they changed to a sturdier style later in the run, or in '55.  Or those are both wrong.  Or mine is wrong. Any pictures would help.

Thanks, Bob 
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Online South_paw

Re: 54-55 Fleetwood trunk script
« Reply #1 on: February 03, 2018, 09:44:42 PM »
The parts book only shows one style for 54-55. Maybe @Agent86 can provide some insight.
Lou
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Offline RobertM

Re: 54-55 Fleetwood trunk script
« Reply #2 on: February 03, 2018, 10:38:51 PM »
After poring over a zillion pictures on Google, it appears the 2 for sale are actually '52-'53.  Mine is correct, '54-'55. 
And I can't find a single one for sale.  I wonder if mine will replate okay. That's an option.
« Last Edit: February 03, 2018, 10:41:00 PM by RobertM »
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline rare eldorado

Re: 54-55 Fleetwood trunk script
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2018, 10:20:30 AM »
Hello Robert Have you tried mcveys Cadillac  ? They have a good selection of 50s trim . 913 722 0707

Offline RobertM

Re: 54-55 Fleetwood trunk script
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2018, 10:49:52 AM »
Yes, no luck there.  Or Caddy Daddy, or Caddy King. Or even the ridiculously expensive nosandrestoredcadillacparts.com.

But - I asked the seller of the repop one pictured, and he swears his is 54-55, then he showed me his 52-53 version. Guess what, he has them listed backwards, says he's sold them that way for 20 years. He thinks he is right, I'm not gonna fight it. He has the one I need, just mislisted.
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline Caddy Daddy 55

Re: 54-55 Fleetwood trunk script
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2018, 03:17:40 PM »
Here’s a picture of the one on my 55 Fleetwood built in August of 55. I had mine replated at Custom Plating Specialists in Wisconsin for $150.00.and it looks great.

Keep Cruzin,
Bob Kielar
« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 03:21:55 PM by Caddy Daddy 55 »
Bob K
Keep Cruzin
1955 Fleetwood aka Annie

Offline RobertM

Re: 54-55 Fleetwood trunk script
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2018, 03:29:08 PM »
Thanks Bob! Much appreciated. That settles it for me. I'll call the place that plated my Vees and see if this is something they'll do. The eBay script is $189.

I can only hope my Sixty Special comes close to the level of yours when I'm done.  Really enjoyed watching the progress a couple years back.  I love that color.
« Last Edit: February 04, 2018, 03:34:18 PM by RobertM »
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline RobertM

Re: 54-55 Fleetwood trunk script
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2018, 09:29:45 PM »
He dropped the price to $139. Sold.  I'll see about replating and either selling or using the original. Whichever looks better and I'll sell the other. Good deal either way.  He doesn't believe me that it's listed wrong.
https://www.ebay.com/itm/352270558346
Bob Melms
'54 60S
'99 Eldorado

Offline Agent86

Re: 54-55 Fleetwood trunk script
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2018, 09:31:45 AM »
Here is a detailed picture of my 55 Fleetwood script, which I believe rather strongly to be an original item.
Art Gardner

Offline Agent86

Re: 54-55 Fleetwood trunk script
« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2018, 09:33:27 AM »
Here is a detailed picture of my 54 Fleetwood script.  I don't know if this is an original item or a reproduction.

Yes, I currently own both a 54 Fleetwood and a 55 Fleetwood.  Both in two-tone blue schemes...
« Last Edit: February 05, 2018, 09:54:35 AM by Agent86 »
Art Gardner