speedster dash emblem ?what is orig?

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speedster dash emblem ?what is orig?

#1 Post by E Knight » Mon Feb 11, 2019 1:12 pm

I have a new Speedster dash emblem, been on my shelf more than 25 years, how can I tell if it original or repro. it is silver & gold, with 4 push pins. did all or some orig have threaded studs. thanks for educating me. - Ray

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#2 Post by Greg Bryan » Mon Feb 11, 2019 10:51 pm

Ray - I think you'll need a picture to get a response ...
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#3 Post by Mike Wilson » Mon Feb 11, 2019 11:10 pm

Include a picture of the back as well.

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#4 Post by Mike Vollmer » Tue Feb 12, 2019 8:28 pm

Original for my 1956 four studs threaded. one about a half inch from each end, one at the P and one at the E.

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#5 Post by bil brown » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:08 pm

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.....this one is silver & gold plated........threaded studs........no circled "R" on the back.......is it original?
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#6 Post by Lockie McKinnon » Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:33 pm

having owned a few of these, I would say it is a repro
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#7 Post by bil brown » Tue Feb 12, 2019 11:22 pm

the repros are painted silver today, and have been for years. Is/was there a repro like this one with silver & gold plating like the originals? Do all originals have the circled "R"?
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#8 Post by Lockie McKinnon » Wed Feb 13, 2019 1:16 am

I just recently traded my last original and don't have a picture. I have a repro and it looks identical to your picture.
The original that I had, did have the circled "R".
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#9 Post by Garry Haussler » Thu Feb 14, 2019 9:30 am

It is real. Not all had an R in the back. I took mine out of the Porsche wrapper twenty years ago to install on my 58, No R on the back. The first 3 or 4 hundred speedsters had a machined not pebbled finish, all were threaded . I still have an early machined one and 4 originals.
 

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#10 Post by Dick Roth » Thu Feb 14, 2019 2:59 pm

I think Garry got this right...
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#11 Post by Lockie McKinnon » Thu Feb 14, 2019 3:35 pm

Thanks, good to know.
All my other original ones were circle "R"
I will look at my other one without the " R" maybe it might be an original then.
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