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Fender badges

Discussion in 'Harrington Alpine' started by Limey, Oct 17, 2013.

  1. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    OK, Although I don't have one I am told (and have seen photos) that the repro fender badges are not at all accurate.'Looky likeys is a better description. That sort of Korean crap pisses me off. It's as easy to make a true copy as a bad copy.

    So, I have engaged a UK specialist to make exact copies to the last detail. I have sent them pics (thanks to Jan Iggbom aka ' Harrington Joda' ;)of the real thing and they ate it for breakfast. All I need from one of YOU is an original to copy. I will pay all shipping and insurance to and from. Also I will give you 2 pairs free as a thank you.

    I hope someone out there can assist. results in 4 weeks.

    Oliver

    correct fender badge.jpg
     
    Last edited: Oct 18, 2013
  2. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Oliver,

    While i cant help with the supply of an original.. I commend you on your efforts to do them right.. you are right on why people cheap out during production on things like badges and make them incorrectly when its very little difference to do them right.

    The sunbeam community is often blighted by "close enough"
     
  3. jdoclogan

    jdoclogan Platinum Level Sponsor

    Oliver,

    I have I sent you a PM. I have an original badge for the task mentioned below I will send you. Yes, the repo is different. The Harrington/England lettering and raised outline is smaller as well as the yellow color is lighter.

    Cheers,
    Jerry
     
  4. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    badge

    Thanks Jerry - PM sent back to you

    Oliver
     
  5. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Put me on the list for a pair. I only have repros...
     
  6. 65sunbeam

    65sunbeam SAOCA Membership Director Platinum Level Sponsor

    I will buy a pair as well-thanks for doing this! Eric
     
  7. Chazbeam

    Chazbeam Silver Level Sponsor

    Hood badge? IM IN..had mine stolen

    Some kids with a knife pried it off the front and scratched the paint...Lucky i never caught them.

    Anyway i would be interested in one too..I have a repro and i cant tell how original its supposed to look but i kinda felt it is just not right....let us all know when they get completed!

    And great for you to take on the task Limey

    Cheers
    Chaz

    Just saw that you said FENDER badge...:>(
     
  8. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Chaz,

    i think you might be thinking the wrong badge... are you referring to the SI/II bonnet badge?

    These guys are looking into repro'ing the Harrington badges that go just in front of the leading edge of the door on the front guard, the the "ROOTES GROUP SUNBEAM" bonnet badge.
     
  9. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    Fender badge

    Hi all,

    I plan to make 50 pairs so enough for everybody. I'll be stuck with the surplus but they will be used up eventually I'm sure.

    Oliver
     
  10. junkman

    junkman Gold Level Sponsor

    Sign me up for a pair please, HLM resto is underway.
    Thanx.
    Jeff
     
  11. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    Hi All.

    I'll never remember who wants what but I will be making more than enough to go round.

    Once I have them, I will post here and anyone who wants them can pay me via Paypal

    All the best

    Oliver
     
  12. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Fair enough. Alternatively and if you go to the SAOC spares next year in May you may just hand a pair over to me.We'll certainy be there again...
     
  13. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    There should be enough for all the serious Harrington men that want them, fear not.:cool:

    PS Bernd, Apologies but I think I still have a worn Le Mans carpet set you lent me as a pattern (was it you?).

    All the best

    Oliver
     
  14. bernd_st

    bernd_st Bronze Level Sponsor

    Perfect. Not sure about the carpet set. Need to check where mine is. If it came in via John P. in US probability would be high...
     
  15. Limey

    Limey Diamond Level Sponsor

    old carpets

    Hi Bern,

    Pretty sure it was you that lent them to me.

    Its a couple of years back so I'll de archive my old emails and check.

    Speak soon

    Oliver
     
  16. Chazbeam

    Chazbeam Silver Level Sponsor

    Yes front bonnet badge, GRRR....

    Well anyway I got over it...sorta!
     
  17. alpineclive

    alpineclive Donation Time

    Hi Oliver

    Please put me on the list to buy when available please. I applaud your effort to get things done the right way. I look forward to having the badge adorning the wings of my Harrington Alpine.

    Cheers
    Clive
     
  18. MARTINSR

    MARTINSR Donation Time

    I commend you on your efforts. Years I had a '65 Corvette in my shop a friend was restoring. Some parts came from a repro supplier and as he opened them he said the most profound thing I have ever heard referring to reproduction parts. I have repeated it many times.

    "In the catalog it says this is Exact as original, if they wanted to be honest it would say Similar to original, can be used if nothing else is available."

    I'd say that's as profound as it gets.

    Brian
     
  19. NN LeMans

    NN LeMans Gold Level Sponsor

    HLM Fender Badges

    Limey,

    I am also interested in two of your badges when the run is done. Thank you for your efforts.

    NN LeMans
    1962 Sunbeam Harrington Le Mans
    1966 Avanti
     
  20. alpineclive

    alpineclive Donation Time

    HLM Fender BAdges

    Hi Oliver

    Do you have a good master to copy from yet? I just won the HA badge that was on eBay so if you need one I'll be happy for you to use that?
    I tried to privately message you but your email is full.

    Cheers
    Clive
     

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