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Old 08-19-2019, 06:28 PM
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I recently broke the rear end on my Chevelle. I ended up taking it to a gentleman named Bob Kelso in Hebron, IL. Bob has been doing this for 40 years. He took everything apart and told me exactly what I needed.

During our conversations, he asked me if I was interested in a good, thick aluminum pumpkin cover with the compression bolts. He said it was a Geis pumpkin cover, who was the original engineer of these covers. That really perked up my ears. He continued to say that John Geis designed it and then, according to Bob, after John died, others started coping it.

I went home and did some research. I found out that John Geis applied for a patent in 1975 and got his patent in 1976. I had no idea that they were made back then.

So needless to say, I had him install it for me......it looks good with great history. It even has PAT. PEND. on my cover.

Paul Tholey (PxTx) sent me the blueprint of the cover.

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That is neat stuff.

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Back in the day they were called Geis Girdles.
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Very cool
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Very very cool!
The value of these covers has just increased
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That Cover is BADASS. i'd like to find one of those!!!
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I found out that there was an article in Hot Rod Magazine back in February of 1975 about the Geis Girdle. I looked in my collection of magazines but I didnít have it so I purchased it on eBay.

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Great find
I like the history behind the part very cool.
The first covers did not have a fill hole they added those in early production.
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