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I understand TRUXX has 2 hood birds and would like to ask if he could tell any differences in the two he has. Bill


Hey Bill, I do have 2, but both of mine are original ones. One of mine came from a cat in Michigan, named Larry Lay. He got in on a hood laying upside down in a junk pile. It has a broken wing, and is pitted badly. I also have a nice one on PEGYSU, that I bought from a cat named Bruce Bonzo from Ohio. He was once a member of our club (Tri-State F100's) It has been replated, but is not perfect. It had a couple of bubbles in the finish, and Bruce had it for sale and offered to send it back to the platers. They said they would fix it for free, but I was too hung up on putting in on the truck now I wish, that I'd have went ahead and done it. Now the pitting is getting worse, and the other one with the broken wing is not that great, but I bought it for $25 12 years ago. I think, I'll use it on my primered '56 panel?


POST PICS Bill good score, and good attitude. I think Danny's are a real work of art too and am proud of the way you have put it about taking it to Danny and letting him see it. I seriously doubt he has any competition for a real work of art. His are NICE
 
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:27 PM
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Truxx --thanks/As stated by bigwin: the original that he sold Danny was replated , and so the Bird may be a little duller with the detail than the original. Danny could have bought 1 that was not replated,but maybe he didn't know,or couldn't locate a original original..So until we see what this one is like,I cannot say,as of yet.

Danny did a great job on the stainless birds and I daw them at the Nationals when I met him and his daughter. The birds are show-quality and I will most likely buy 1 of his soon as possible....or when wife allows...haha
I am leary of mascotlover but want to find out if it is 1 from mid-fifties.
Truxx--yours looks great on Peggy Sue.....nice!!/Bill
 
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Bill - where in California is he? I'm wondering if he's close to the border - you'd be amazed at how many old cars and trucks are still around in Mexico - I'm sure most are in junkyards, but you have to remember, that a lot of these vehicles were being driven YEARS after they were gone in the US, at least the biggest part that gets rust, be it snow or ocean water. I remember (and I know, it's been a few years), but seeing line upon line of 50-60 Chevy's, in junkyards, when there were very few left in the states. I mean BUNCHES of them. I'm sure there's still a lot of them, if someone wanted to look for them.

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I think he is in L.A. or near San Diego. Everything from yhis ebayer is PRIVATE. and that makes me suspicious.
I spoke to a man in Australia who was pissed that he got a copy instead of the real one. His hood ornament was different,but he left bad feedback and so he let me know mascotlover is selling copies....but the price was so good...and that is the bottom line,and until mine arrives won't badmouth the guy till I see it.
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Here is the new stainless steel 56 ford hood bird for my truck.
It is very heavy and definately stainless steel,but need to compare it to Danny Downs hood bird.
I am very happy and got it for a mear pitence of what they sell for normally. I will still buy a bird from Dan if I can afford to. Terri even likes it,and it sure is shiny. Let me know what it compares to , if you have an original! Mine is out getting fixed(wing broke) so I cannot compare it now.
Thanks...........Bill





 
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Pics are not coming up and this pic taking and posting is a real pain in the ars.....I think one is in my gallery. Bill

 

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If someone can figure these pics out....let me know.....or enlarge this one from my gallery. Crap..#$%^%$a#% pictures!!!
Makes me mad.....Bill
 
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If someone can figure these pics out....let me know.....or enlarge this one from my gallery. Crap..#$%^%$a#% pictures!!!
Makes me mad.....Bill
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Nice bird Bill. I gave the bird to some one today myself!
 
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53olderthanme----thanks. My wife is still having a hard time with pics....and I am just watching her. I cannot believe how hard and all the procedures involved.
Ksmith.....That's not nice......didn't they leave a tip....haha!!
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I want to bump --so Danny the blacksmith can see the picture.
After 53olderthanme fixed the size of it,hate not to have Danny see it. We actually took about 5 pics....but too hard to put on.
I will give positive feedback....to mascotlover....because I am very happy.
JUST WISH I COULD TELL IF DAN MADE IT!!!
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Hey Bill, Danny D did NOT make that one. His are identical to the original ones. The one you got from mascotlover is not bad, especially the wings and such, but the "head" looks more like a greyhound dog? Its not bad, but its definately not one of DannyD's birds. I seen his and slobered throughly over them. Still Bill, its not bad. How much did you get it for? I'm still wanting to buy one from Danny D when I get enough extra money, his are GREAT!!!!
 
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Its like apples to oranges. I got my NOS one out and mine looks like an "apple" were yours looks line an "orange"

Mascot lover has been selling them for about $50.00 in the past.

I love the origin unknown in his add,

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Truxx--I am waiting for Dan to tell me if he numbered his birds or engraved a identification number or design on the inside where the threaded holes are at?
I got a great deal....and it is beautiful,and with my original and my new bird....I won't give mascotlover the bird...if you get my drift!! It looks and is polished very well. I saw Dans at Knoxville,and this does look like his....I need to compare them side by side.
Wish he would chime in here and maybe I could have my wife repost better pics...and Danny do the same thing.
Does anyone on FTE have one of Danny's to post pics of theirs?
Hope M.L. does not sell anymore and Danny would lose alot of business. Bill
 
 
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