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Schaefer Ralf
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Reutter Badge Position

#1 Post by Schaefer Ralf » Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:56 am

My Pre A coupe from may 1953 Vin 50580 is ready for the final paint job
I found this drawing with dimensions for the Reutter badge
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I am confused about the distance from the rocker panel RED ARROW.
Is 100mm correct or 140mm ?
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Re: Reutter Badge Position

#2 Post by Spencer Harris » Wed Dec 18, 2019 2:24 pm

Schaefer Ralf wrote:
Wed Dec 18, 2019 4:56 am
I am confused about the distance from the rocker panel RED ARROW.
Is 100mm correct or 140mm ?
That is my photo Ralf. Someone had posted the diagram showing the 100mm dimension and the equal signs for their car and badge. I used their diagram and wrote the actual dimensions from my 53 cabriolet on it. There were two different styles of Reutter badges used in 1953, and they had different hole spacings. 37mm hole spacing corresponds to the aluminum '53-55 badge and 32mm hole spacing corresponds to the '50-53 enameled badge.
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Jeroen van der Velden took these measurements from his 53 cabriolet.
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Re: Reutter Badge Position

#3 Post by Neil Schlabaugh » Tue Dec 24, 2019 11:11 am

This may be too late but I measured the holes in Walt 50070.

Badge holes are 32 wide

Laying a alum ruler on rocker edge the holes are 146mm up.

measuring from rear fender edge forward to the rear hole is 75.

From wheel arch back to forward badge hole is 85.

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Re: Reutter Badge Position

#4 Post by Schaefer Ralf » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:18 am

Thank you Neil. it was not too late.
here is a drawing with the badge position on your car Vin 50070
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Re: Reutter Badge Position

#5 Post by Schaefer Ralf » Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:27 am

With the dimensions of Neil i found one original hole in my fender .In addition there is a photo after the sandblasting that shows both holes.The dimensions are slightly different on Vin 50580.
I think Reutter had no template when they drilled the holes.Is that possible ?
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Re: Reutter Badge Position

#6 Post by Vic Skirmants » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:45 am

I have never seen a Reutter badge on the LEFT side; Glaser, yes; both sides.

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Re: Reutter Badge Position

#7 Post by Schaefer Ralf » Wed Jan 15, 2020 4:16 am

thank you Vic. for your help to avoid a terrible mistake
i will use the position Neil Schlabaugh tild me on the passenger side only
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Re: Reutter Badge Position

#8 Post by Schaefer Ralf » Wed Jan 15, 2020 5:13 am

Jerry Seinfeld unrestored car
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