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Kram

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I've seen some 650 baseplates swapped for the standard ones, they look a lot better. I got these mint condition 580's I got a while back. 

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brightredmegaphone

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I used to covet 580s when they came out. Got my first set about 35 yrs later, mint like yours.
Kram

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ACS 580's was their competitor to the Tracker Mid. I'm saving my set for when I get hold of a MK2 Bowlrider.  
Pook

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I picked up these not long ago. 

 

NOS ACS651s....  the Black/Gold edition.

 

Never skated... never even mounted.  Original rubbers..  never tightened.  They had a few tiny chips on the gold when I got them, but I'm a deft hand with a brush at building up layers of lacquer to fix such things.  Literally as new now.

 

They'll be going on a Warptail 2 when it's restored.






 

Not sure if the bushings are hardened yet...  hard to tell unless you actually use them.  These are just too nice to skate though, so probably irrelevant.  I already have a pair of used 651s to actually use. 

808

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Beautiful trucks! I have a set of banged up 580s and a set of 651s ✌️
Pook

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Quote:
Originally Posted by Palydaxjones
Someone recently posted: There is no Vintage ACS Trucks Page...
Well Here Ya Go :------)

My Collection approx 1976-mid 1979.....

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Early baseplates were figure 8 chrome shape on 430 & 500 series....
ACS 430s I believe were first issued approx 1976 with full thread axles.

Sizes varied small hanger width to larger; 430, 500, 580, 650 (fat base plate) 651s....
Followed by several other ACS series later 1979-1980s.
Do not know when ACS closed their doors or bought out.

Interesting info: many skate shop dealers put black metal ACS truck base plates on Bennett Trucks because
the plastic Bennett base plates broke. To prevent kids from coming back in for Mr Bennett replacement program, 
often  dealers/skateshops simply put on ACS metal base plates!! (Mr Bennett would replace broken, for free, but might take month or longer my info :----)....
That is why sometimes seems like the ACS black base plate is OG to the Bennett Trucks when I am restoring them 35yrs later.. Cause they are!!!

ANY OTHER ACS Knowledge, History, or pictures, POST EM UP!!!

ACS magazine ad... Early 1977-ish I believe.....
The picture of the ACS 650 suggests early 1977 ad and note all series of ACS picture have black base plates.... 
No earlier issued figure 8 chrome for 430s & 500s....
*** I suspect the Gold 430s and 500s always came with Black Baseplates, no idea when first issued though....
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The figure 8 plate was still available in May 1977, as this ad shows, from Skateboard! Magazine.  (British magazine).  The black plate was was referred to by ACS as the "Pro" baseplate.

 

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Pook

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Originally Posted by 808
Beautiful trucks! I have a set of banged up 580s and a set of 651s ✌️

 

I also have a "working" set of 651s for actually using  😉

brightredmegaphone

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Sorry didn't see it.
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