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    Posted: 06-September-2013 at 2:24AM
Hey guys, does anyone know what center cap is used in the first season show Savage Sunday? The best place to view the wheel is about 29 minutes into the show where Starsky gets his tires slashed in an ally.  I hope theres someone out there that has that same cap or knows where to find it. Thanks
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Waylon & Buddy,
 
Sadly, the center cap logos used on the show were made up by the series art/prop director. Back in those days product placement wasn't what it is today so they were very careful not to show specific brand names if at all possible. As the series progresses you will see the center caps come and got throughout the episodes and even in a particular segment!! I have attached a few screen shots to show you what was used in SAVAGE SUNDAY.....
 
 
 
 
 
Looks like 3 red A's (AAA or ARA or ARR or something similar) preceeded and followed by red bars with a blue circular band with 4 white stars on top and 3 stars below. Hope these are helpful....


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Very helpful.   To think they would go to the trouble of making their own center cap logo.  Could you go to Kill Huggy Bear and blow up the "They cut the brake lines" photo?  Before they leave the parking lot there is a good shot of the drivers side rear tire.  Maybe it will blow up a little clearer and show it better.  Thanks Chris
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Chris,

I got the screen shots from KILL HUGGY BEAR and it's not much clearer that from SAVAGE. I remember another scene where Starsky takes cover behind the Torino during a shootout that shows the cap and it may have a clearer shot of the center cap. Pretty sure it was season 1 because the following seasons the caps came and went during an episode. If you come across the scene I remember, forward me the name of the episode and I'll see how clear it is. I may also need to use my plasma tv rather than my LED for the screenshots because it has a much cleaner picture.
 
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You're thinking of Pariah but I don't think you'll see the center cap. To show how much I appreciate your help, look up on your google map.  3740 motor ave, Los Angeles.  There will be a quiz so take your time. :)
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Chris,
 
Here are the KILL HUGGY screen shots....
 
 
 
 
Hope these help and I'll head over to the google site after bit....
 

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Chris,
 
Yup, PARIAH was the episode and there was some"screen time" for the center caps again....
 
 
 
 
LOL, that's also the episode that Anitra Ford, one of Barker's Beauties from THE PRICE IS RIGHT, guest stared!
 
I also visited the google site..... ZUP????
 


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Chris,

OK.... how about these??? I was drawing up a set of house plans so I thought I'd recreate what was used during season 1...
 
 
Need to tweak them a bit because they are supposed to say AAA ARA ARR RRR
 
Whatcha think???
 
 

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You ..... what can I say.  Just for that, look up 3320 Woodcliff Rd.  Los Angeles.  zup, another one.  you may have to go to the end of the street but lets see if you can figure it out...:)   I must have too much time on my hands.
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what do you run for center caps on yours?
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Can you perfect that center a little? I think it needs a little more white. I was thinking if you can do such a great job, Why dont we try to get it exact and I'll send it in and get a couple of them made up.
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OK, how about this one....
 

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Outstanding.....wow. nicely done
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Very Nice.  I think the actual size should be 1 3/4"  do you want to try it to scale? I'll have to find the guy on ebay that makes them up.  I think he wants a pdf file or something.
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What's your best guess on the letters?  B P R A ?????
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I couldn't really tell, so I went with "RRR"... you know the sound a siren makes! LOL

I'll keep looking for a clearer view....

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Looks to me like the top of the letters nearest the 4 stars are flat or straight across.  Yes? no? also, does the red area need to be larger?  AND what kind of house plan are you working on?
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What do you think the three letters are? The first appears to be closed at the bottom, so I'll make it a B... and the last letter appears to be open on the bottom and the right leg appears to be straight, so BRA??? I'll give them a flat top, make it 1 3/4" OD and call it good.....
 
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Let me know when you get to the master bedroom. I have a "perfect" plan drawn for that.  Not sure aboud bra....  I was thinks S&H or ASG for Aaron spelling goldberg  PMG paul michael Glaser   JUst kidding,  I like your RRR better.
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  Came across this....close resemblance
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Very very close.
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I remember seeing that logo on the flanks of the AAR 'Cuda Plymouth offered one year as part of their Trans Am series promotion....

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I think you're on to something here...:)
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The AAR on the cap comes to the top of the red bars on the side. So the white needs to be larger and the red also.  What do you think?
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I think you guys are correct it could be an AAR, however it almost looks like a

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Also, it appears to me to be (3) stars not (4) and the white bars on top and below the red bars is wider. Almost have a keeper!


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It's really nice to see you guys answering the call.  I thank you.  I just pulled my tranny and I'am going to install a 460 shortly. These center cap have always been in question but I think were getting close now.  When I find a blank center cap like the one on the show I'll measure the center and see what size we have to work with.  Thanks again
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I just got off the phone w/ Kathy at Dan Gurney Racing in California.  She's going to look up Starsky & Hutch and see if the center cap we're talking about is one of Dan's.  She said that Dan's father designed the logo.  How cool is that?
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car guy 47, can you flatten out the top of the letters?
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I think if it is to match the AAR logo, the letters should form a SHIELD. Look at their design closely and you'll see it.... So it's straight across the top and the horizontal leg of the center "A" should dip at center and the legs before and after should follow the same angle.
 
I'll play with it more when I have some time.....


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