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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:05 pm 
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Hi,
I have searched this topic and came up empty. How can I remove the turn indicator stalk for rechroming. Will I need to remove the entire assembly?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 12:28 pm 
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Short answer yes you must remove the assembly. See if Ed at Klasse 356 rebuilds them. I know many have used type356a There may be a waiting list. http://www.type356a.com/blinkerswitch.html After removal you will need to remove flat headed rivet.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 3:40 pm 
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Hi Doug,
Thank you for posting all of this useful information. My car is a t6.
Being new to the site, my assumption is that you are no longer restoring the switches, however Ed Korn may now be doing it. I'll remove the switch and see what I'm dealing with.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:19 pm 
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In case you missed this part onhttp://www.type356a.com/blinkerswitch.html here it is:

For switch restoration email Doug. To facilitate restoration in a timely manner. You will be put on a wait list and contacted when you can ship switch. This wait maybe weeks or months. To be fair, all request handled in order received, no exceptions. Sorry for any confusion about this process. It would be prudent to plan ahead.
For switch restoration email Doug. To facilitate restoration in a timely manner. You will be put on a wait list and contacted when you can ship switch. This wait maybe weeks or months. To be fair, all request handled in order received, no exceptions. Sorry for any confusion about this process. It would be prudent to plan ahead.


Business must be good and/or he needs to hire more people. BTW, who is Ed Korn ?

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 14, 2017 6:45 pm 
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And I am not the Doug at 356a no affiliation.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 12:06 am 
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Thanks to you both for the clarification.
Ed Korn? Lol... A supplier for another hobby. His name popped into my head while typing...
Ed at Klasse 356, not Ed Korn of CycleWerks.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:11 am 
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Ha! I know Ed Korn from restoring an R60/2 years ago. I imagine many of us are into vintage german air-cooled vehicles of all types.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 1:39 am 
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Correct, Greg! I know several enthusiasts who appreciate vintage Porsches, VWs, BMW airheads and Vespas.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 2:55 pm 
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I removed my switch and restored it. In the process, I removed the stalk and the handle from the stalk and did a re-chrome. All fairly straight forward, and you can see some of the results in this post I made: viewtopic.php?f=4&t=33153&hilit=paul+hatfield
My recommendation before removing the stalk is to find the replacement rivet before you take out the original. I lost mine and had to come up with the replacement.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 4:27 pm 
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A good chrome shop can do it without removing the stalk.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 15, 2017 11:42 pm 
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Buster Venable wrote:
A good chrome shop can do it without removing the stalk.


I second this... Just plastic bag and duct tape up all the vulnerable parts of the assembly leaving the chrome stalk out. The chrome shop can polish the stalk and dip in their tanks just fine this way... just talk to them about it. I've had it done several times this way with no issues.

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 16, 2017 12:19 am 
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I'd like to thank all of you who responded. The tips are very useful and the examples impressive. The depth of knowledge and experience, along with the willingness to pass it on makes this project all that much more enjoyable.
My plater will work with me on the stalk. I'll take the assembly out this weekend.
Thanks again,
Jack


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Jack - if you do take the stalk off, beware that there is a very small critical piece called the 'dogbone' that is part of the mechanism that gives you the click when you move the stalk from high to low beam. Without it, the switch is useless, so be very careful with disassembly as it is easy to lose.
I used a small nut and bolt (2mm if memory serves) to replace the rivet after drilling it out. Well equipped hardware fastener stores will have it - even a tiny nylock bolt so it doesn't come loose. Re-riveting is good, but may be hard to find and buying one only is probably not possible ...

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 21, 2017 11:13 pm 
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Thanks for the note of caution, Greg.
I wrapped it up and brought it to my chrome shop, intact. He does a lot of work for a local Porsche restoration shop and immediately understood what I needed.
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