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Martin Hamilton
post 7 Dec 2017, 10:56
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Some of you will have seen my post on Facebook. For those that haven't:

Help!

During re-chroming, the company carrying out the work have managed to snap my M O R R I S badge. They say it can't be repaired because they would normally cut a channel and solder a rod into it, but there is insufficient metal for them to do this.

I do know these script-type badges are fairly weak because I found that the O X F O R D badge on the bonnet was snapped and had been glued in place.

Does anyone have one of these (see pics) the condition is unimportant as long as it is in one piece! If so please message me, thanks.

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Also, in the Facebook group, Harry Knowles suggested 3D printing as a possibility. I agree that this is a brilliant idea, but a quick trawl of T'Internet shows that the "big boys" require a CAD file or some such. What I need is a company who can take my original and make a copy. If anyone has done this kind of thing before I'd welcome any advice or contacts for an UK or European company who can do this.
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post 8 Dec 2017, 08:11
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Hi Martin,

I did a search on eBay and found several badges that might do or can be modified.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R4...ge&_sacat=0

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post 8 Dec 2017, 10:48
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QUOTE (ozieagle @ 8 Dec 2017, 08:11 ) *
Hi Martin,

I did a search on eBay and found several badges that might do or can be modified.

https://www.ebay.com.au/sch/i.html?_from=R4...ge&_sacat=0

Herb


Thanks Herb

The badge below is also available on ebay UK and I had stored away in the back of my mind that if all else fails then some care by a non-arthritic expert and his metal cutter/hacksaw could remove the "Oxford" script and achieve a quite decent result. Of course it would be the wrong font and the letters are too close together, but in the absence of the correct badge only an Oxford IV enthusiast would know, so I could live with that!

An enthusiast locally (in the Bridgwater Clasic & Vintage Car Club) insisted that I should only use the correct period parts - a 3D printed replica was "simply not good enough, your car must be preseved exactly as it came of the production line". I haven't heard from him since I told him I'd be more than happy to do so if he could point me at said parts!

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post 8 Dec 2017, 14:52
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In its own way, every car is unique. Every change, whether made by the original owner,or someone half a century later, is a part of its story. If every car you came across was original to the last detail, how boring would that be? There would be little point in classic car clubs. You would only need one of each model to tell the whole story. When the supply of ‘bits’ runs dry, what do you do then? Abandon the whole project as a waste of time, because if it’s not original it’s worthless? Tell your colleague to get real or get stuffed.
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post 8 Dec 2017, 17:09
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I quite agree. I bet there are very few cars out there with every part correct!

heck, mine has a corduroy interior for some reason...
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post 8 Dec 2017, 17:13
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QUOTE (Fred Oldham @ 8 Dec 2017, 14:52 ) *
In its own way, every car is unique. Every change, whether made by the original owner,or someone half a century later, is a part of its story. If every car you came across was original to the last detail, how boring would that be? There would be little point in classic car clubs. You would only need one of each model to tell the whole story. When the supply of ‘bits’ runs dry, what do you do then? Abandon the whole project as a waste of time, because if it’s not original it’s worthless? Tell your colleague to get real or get stuffed.


I'm with you 100%, Fred

I did tell him in the nicest possible way - I seem to recall the words "load of" and "b*ll*cks" being involved (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wink.gif)

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QUOTE (geeksteve @ 8 Dec 2017, 17:09 ) *
I quite agree. I bet there are very few cars out there with every part correct!

heck, mine has a corduroy interior for some reason...


I was thinking about some purple Damask curtains for mine...... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/wacko.gif)
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Absolutely, but only with gold fringing. Good taste is so important.
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QUOTE (Fred Oldham @ 8 Dec 2017, 17:35 ) *
Absolutely, but only with gold fringing. Good taste is so important.


(IMG:style_emoticons/default/ohmy.gif) No that's a step too far

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