Difference between Reproduction and Original items

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Leo Dreisilker
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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#106 Post by Leo Dreisilker » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:29 pm

I have 38 photos of my 57 Speedster seats being dismantled if any one is interested to see them. Shows the triangle tangs.
 

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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#107 Post by Edwin Ek » Sat Sep 09, 2017 8:45 pm

Leo, I would like to see those pictures very much! Your are welcome to email me the whole lot. I think others would find it valuable to see at least a few pictures posted here. Thanks, Ed.
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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#108 Post by Charles H Jacobus » Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:15 am

I wish I had that for '65 C seats!

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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#109 Post by jim nelson » Sun Sep 10, 2017 11:05 pm

More. This is the cap to the washer bag. We found another version (stamped with SWF only), and the reproductions don't have the company stamp. Yet we found another reproduction version with different serrations on the side. Funky stuff. Our original is on the top, another original in the center, and a reproduction on the bottom:
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Then the other reproduction included, so the two repros are on the left. All the same part, but all a little bit different:
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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#110 Post by Leo Dreisilker » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:06 pm

Edwin, I will send the photos soon. I am real busy with work and I will need IT help from my IT guy to send the file. Stay tuned. Glad to help out.
 

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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#111 Post by Edwin Ek » Wed Sep 13, 2017 9:14 pm

Thanks Leo! No hurry and no worries.
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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#112 Post by Brad Ripley » Thu Sep 14, 2017 12:08 pm

On the washer bag caps, all you need is the Made in Germany and the SWF die stamps and you're good to go!
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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#113 Post by Martin Benade » Thu Sep 14, 2017 7:13 pm

I think you have an unfair advantage!

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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#114 Post by DaveErickson » Thu Sep 21, 2017 2:14 am

Martin Benade wrote:I think you have an unfair advantage!
If you want stamps made, similar to those in Brad's photo, I have a friend who can reproduce stamps in any size. He uses a Deckel pantograph and the quality of the work is exceptional. contact me if you want his contact info.

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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#115 Post by Wil Mittelbach » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:17 am

Brad Ripley wrote:On the washer bag caps, all you need is the Made in Germany and the SWF die stamps and you're good to go!
Isn't it rather fraudulent using stamps to indicate repros are original, when they aren't ?

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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#116 Post by Vic Skirmants » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:49 am

Wil Mittelbach wrote:
Brad Ripley wrote:On the washer bag caps, all you need is the Made in Germany and the SWF die stamps and you're good to go!
Isn't it rather fraudulent using stamps to indicate repros are original, when they aren't ?
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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#117 Post by Brad Ripley » Tue Sep 26, 2017 12:46 am

Those stamps haven't been used in years.

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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#118 Post by John Lindstrom » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:14 am

It’s a joke nowadays, all these folks selling “original” tool kits for thousands and thousands of dollars. When something that was supposedly “originally” produced 50 years ago, looks as if it was only produced a week ago, there is something shady going on. Same with all of the reproduction literature supposedly being original.. and on, and on, and on... aren’t there any honest people left in this world?

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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#119 Post by Edwin Ek » Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:02 am

Is there a way to distinguish between original yellow-dot foglight switches and reproductions?
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Re: Difference between Reproduction and Original items

#120 Post by Paul Hatfield » Thu Sep 20, 2018 10:26 am

The problem with reproducing something is that often, the part may not be "correct" for all years of 356 production. I certainly understand that one with my efforts on generator/fan belts with PORSCHE PHOENIX lettering. - Early 356 belts were Continental! Anyway, please know that my answer below is only for C production. Answer for anything before that can be, and probably is, different.

My 356C came with factory wiring for the fog lights and spade connectors. The switch had spade connectors, just like all the other connections under the dash.
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