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Silver script

#1 Post by Bill Coddington » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:35 am

Hi, I have a new unmounted 5 post silver Porsche script. Could someone please advise what car this is supposed to fit? Thanks.
 

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Re: Silver script

#2 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sun Nov 15, 2015 8:34 am

Is it aluminum, and are the posts hollow?

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Re: Silver script

#3 Post by James Davies » Sun Nov 15, 2015 1:20 pm

Hi Bill. If it is aluminum, I believe the mounting posts should be long and solid if it only has 5 of them. This would have been original on 1954-55 coupes and cabs. If it is chrome, then it is a reproduction.

The hollow post scripts had 7 short mounting posts (really rivets), one for each letter. These were used 1950-53.

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#4 Post by Bill Coddington » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:26 pm

thanks for your responses. the posts are solid and tapered 45 degree points and it is chrome so i guess I'll go with James post. thanks again!
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#5 Post by Donald Zingg » Sun Nov 15, 2015 10:51 pm

Everyone open your Jan 1955 Catalog of Spare Parts to page 258a - -
No need to guess at the correct answer

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Re: Silver script

#6 Post by James Davies » Sun Nov 15, 2015 11:36 pm

Interesting Don! Never noticed that page before. It lists insignia available in chrome. Certainly Porsche made some chromed insignia replacement parts later on. Still do. Didn't realize they had started doing it so far back.

FWIW, earlier in the section they list the original parts on page 253-254:

356.58.036 Porsche insignia with hollow rivets, coupes 5001-51585, cabs 5015-60368
356.58.311 Porsche insignia with full rivets, coupes 51586 on, cabs 60369 on

Then on page 258a they give the same part number but a different description:

356.58.311 Insignia "PORSCHE" chromed with full rivets

We know for sure that the original 7-post hollow-rivet scripts were aluminum. Were some or all of the 5-post scripts chrome?

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Re: Silver script

#7 Post by Donald Zingg » Mon Nov 16, 2015 1:03 am

James Davies wrote:FWIW, earlier in the section they list the original parts on page 253-254:

356.58.311 Porsche insignia with full rivets, coupes 51586 on, cabs 60369 on

Then on page 258a they give the same part number but a different description:

356.58.311 Insignia "PORSCHE" chromed with full rivets

And later the part number became 644.559.301.01

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Re: Silver script

#8 Post by Spencer Harris » Tue Nov 17, 2015 1:33 pm

Donald Zingg wrote:Everyone open your Jan 1955 Catalog of Spare Parts to page 258a - -
No need to guess at the correct answer
Detailed descriptions of the hollow rivet and newer solid pin badges can be found in the '56, 356A Workshop Manual, page B29. The title page implies this manual is applicable for 1300 & 1600 356A models, but one can reasonably assume that the components and processes were the same for earlier cars.
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