What's the name of this 'emblems' in english?

Discussion in 'Junkyard Jewels' started by chapperdeflap, Apr 18, 2013.

  1. chapperdeflap

    chapperdeflap Member

    Hi Guys, for my 1970 Buick Le Sabre Custom I'm looking for the three 'emblems' that are located above the front wheels on each side (see pic). I'm from Amsterdam (no shops here) so I have to find them on the internet but I don't know how to call them... Stupid problem. Please help me out: How do you call these things and where can I find them? Thanks!

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  2. tufbuick

    tufbuick RIP

    Air - Ports ?
    Air - Vents ?
  3. Smartin

    Smartin antiqueautomotiveservice.com Staff Member

    Portholes or ventiports
  4. flynbuick

    flynbuick Guest

  5. chapperdeflap

    chapperdeflap Member

    thanks Smarten, 'ventiports' indeed, better known as 'portholes'. This info opened a new world on the net for me :eek2:
    why are they there and on which cars? I found it on http://www.buickpartsdirectory.com/portholes.htm

    only question remaining: where to buy them, I saw lots of different shapes but I just need 6 simple rectangle ones as shown on the pic...

    @flynbuick: don't worry about your Dutch, our cars speak the same language!
  6. bhambulldog

    bhambulldog 1955 76-RoadmasterRiviera

    Try Ebay.
    Some models have reproductions being made.
  7. 69GS400s

    69GS400s ...my own amusement ride!

    Why ? Decoration/ornamentation

    Which cars ? Im certainly no expert on 1970 big cars but that sort of trim is usually specific to each year and model of car, so you would most likely need them from a 1970 LeSabre.

    Certainly, other ones can be used from different models / years
  8. John Nichols

    John Nichols Well-Known Member

  9. austingta

    austingta Well-Known Member

    That's a LeSabre... this is a Wildcat:

  10. chapperdeflap

    chapperdeflap Member

    thanks Alan, but those questions were answered in the url I added: http://www.buickpartsdirectory.com/portholes.htm

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  11. John Nichols

    John Nichols Well-Known Member

  12. chapperdeflap

    chapperdeflap Member

    @John: thanks, take you time.
  13. Bad Boattail

    Bad Boattail Guest



    Please put your name in your signature, we are all here on a friendly first name base :TU:

    It's a small world: "Smarten" (it's Smartin) is the owner of that website :Smarty:

    That's not always true....:laugh:
  14. chapperdeflap

    chapperdeflap Member

    Thanks for this warm welcome Erik, and for the tips on how to behave here.
    The world is small indeed, sorry for the typing error Adam
  15. flynbuick

    flynbuick Guest

    Ik spreek geen Nedarlands.
  16. John Nichols

    John Nichols Well-Known Member

    Hi Chap
    I sent you a email with the pictures of the parts.

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