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SIII Bonnet/Hood Badge

Discussion in '"Stock" Alpine' started by lemansvk, Jan 23, 2007.

  1. lemansvk

    lemansvk Donation Time

    I have the original badge for my SIII and the chrome is fine but of course the plastic insert is beyond redemption. Is anyone producing replicas of these?

    Cheers, Vic
     
  2. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    series 3 badge

    sunbeam specialties

    www.rootes.com or 408-371-1642
     
  3. lemansvk

    lemansvk Donation Time

    I could be wrong but the SS badges in the catalogue look like the all metal ones - I have one of those. My car came with a metal base/surround that had a plastic insert. Is this right or wrong for the SIII. And if it's wrong, where can I get a repro plastic insert.

    Cheers, Vic
     
  4. sunbeammadd

    sunbeammadd Donation Time

    Hi Vic,

    The SIII should have the plastic insert in the chrome base as you describe. I've been trying to remember where I got mine from. Have you tried the Rudlands?
     
  5. AlpineII

    AlpineII Donation Time

    I have seen them offered by the SAOC in the UK but they wont shipto North America. I am also seeking one.
     
  6. Wombat

    Wombat Donation Time

    Vic

    I have one somewhere, still attached to its chrome base. It came attached to the bonnet of my Series IV, but doesn't belong there. It is not mint, but pretty good. My plans for the weekend include a clean-up. If I find it I will post a picture or two.
     
  7. sunbeammadd

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    Another thought - Malcolm Anderson, the UK Imp specialist, sells the smaller diameter ones for Imps. I'm sure I remember him telling me he buys repro Alpine ones and turns them down to fit the Imp. If you're hitting a brick wall maybe it might be worth dropping him a line. He may have some of the full size ones, or be able to tell you where he gets them.
     
  8. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    bonnet badge

    the plastic insert for this badge is available from sunbeam specialties.the chrome piece is not.i ordered two of the inserts about five minutes ago.
     
  9. alpine_64

    alpine_64 Donation Time

    Vic,

    The S3 centre badge is the same as that on the rapier fastbacks. They come up NOS in the UK on ebay often, prices rages depending on interest. Also in the old forum there was a post with a link to a vendor who is remaking them. Though i believe there is some debate as to the amount of spikes on the crown.
     
  10. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    bonnet badge

    i have two nos inserts still in the rootes package. they match the ones i buy from rick at sunbeam specialties. one thing to keep in mind is that rick's catalog does not list everything that he sells. if in doubt as to whether he has an item,call him.it might surprise you just what he does have.
     
  11. Wombat

    Wombat Donation Time

    Here is the one I have:

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    Some of the silver is coming off the beast and the crown. But from the replies below looks like a call/fax to SS may yield a new one.
     
  12. lemansvk

    lemansvk Donation Time

    Thanks for all the replies - to deal with the last first, Robert, would you like that badge to go to a good home? :) If so, please let me know and we can discuss it off list. Otherwise, I will

    1 - check again with Peter Rudland, last time I did (a few years back ) they only had the all metal ones
    2 - check with SS - 65Beam can you tell me how much the last ones cost you

    Cheers, Vic
     
  13. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    bonnet badge

    i don't know what they cost. i wanted a new one for the 69 that i'm building so i called rick and told him to send them.i'll let you know as soon as they arrive.
     
  14. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    bonnet badge

    lemansvk,

    the badges from sunbeam specialties are $15.00 U.S.
     
  15. lemansvk

    lemansvk Donation Time

    Thank you, Vic
     
  16. Jay Laifman

    Jay Laifman Donation Time

    Actually, if I'm not mistaken (and could be) I seem to recall that at one point places like SS and CS had S3 plastic parts and they were selling them to SIV-V, Tiger guys who cut them down to restore their front badge. But, this was many many years ago.
     
  17. 65beam

    65beam Donation Time

    badges

    i think you're right.i have been told that by a person in the business.that was before they started reproducing them.the new ones actually look as good if not better than the nos badges that i have that are still in original bags.of course the originals are over 30 years old.
     
  18. lemansvk

    lemansvk Donation Time

    OK, I now have my new badge insert from Rick, and very nice it is too. Now I just need to get the position right, the panel shop filled the holes during the respray. I can find the centreline easily enough - if someone can just tell me how far back from the leading edge of the bonnet the front edge of the badge should be.

    Thanks again, Vic
     
  19. sunbeammadd

    sunbeammadd Donation Time

    I was just about to go out into the garage to measure mine when I remembered that I've got a DPO-fitted Series I/II bonnet on my III. So I can't guarantee my badge is in the right place!!
     
  20. lemansvk

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    Russ,

    Thanks anyway. BTW did Don Hall ever get in touch with the club up there? He's the bloke who I told you about a few months back, bought a red Series III out of a "barn"

    Cheers, Vic
     

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