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horn bracket

#1 Post by nathan kruger » Wed May 02, 2018 11:14 am

Hi All,
Can anyone tell me if there was a different horn bracket for Pre-A and if so, when was the switch to the A style? Anyone have pictures of the older style to confirm? I can find lots of what I have and was told was correct for an A:
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/7773773.jpg
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/pix/7773774.jpg
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Re: horn bracket

#2 Post by Daryl Bertram » Wed May 02, 2018 2:19 pm

Hi Nathan; this is the horn and bracket for '54 Pre-A 60441. it's missing the threaded stud at the base.
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#3 Post by Spencer Harris » Wed May 02, 2018 3:20 pm

nathan kruger wrote:Can anyone tell me if there was a different horn bracket for Pre-A and if so, when was the switch to the A style? Anyone have pictures of the older style to confirm?
What year are you looking for Nathan? James loaded some pictures from the '52 Bosch catalog on this post of the most common horns of the period.
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Re: horn bracket

#4 Post by nathan kruger » Wed May 02, 2018 4:13 pm

March 1954 (like 1953, no horn grills)
When I get home I'll post a picture of what I found at Hershey, billed as a 'pre-A' reproduction
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Re: horn bracket

#5 Post by Daryl Bertram » Thu May 03, 2018 5:00 am

Nathan the horn bracket for 60441 would be correct for your car. This cab was built in Feb '54 and is one of those from 60395 to 60549 built in early '54. They have the '53 body with no horn grills. My avatar pic is the cab.

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#6 Post by James Davies » Thu May 03, 2018 12:49 pm

The horn brackets were the 3-leaf type with a stand-off bolt w/spacer. But the ones used 1953 and earlier were really flimsy, and especially with the large HO/FSA "dinner plate" horn attached, often broke.

Photos of a 1952 horn with an intact bracket, and a horn with the stand-off from an unrestored March 1953 car. On this second one, a leaf is broken.

As you can see, each leaf is very thin. The subsequent design for 1954 used 2 layers for each leaf.
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Re: horn bracket

#7 Post by nathan kruger » Thu May 03, 2018 1:31 pm

Thanks all:
Here is the reproduction I found. Anyone recognize it?
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Re: horn bracket

#8 Post by David Green » Thu May 03, 2018 3:50 pm

Julian Hardy (see classifieds) sells proper reproduction leaf brackets.
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Re: horn bracket

#9 Post by Daryl Bertram » Sat May 05, 2018 2:45 pm

I had not considered horns other than the "dinner plate" horn on my cab having different mounts. Yikes!

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