Leitz luggage rack decal position

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Stan Yarrish
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Leitz luggage rack decal position

#1 Post by Stan Yarrish » Tue Jun 24, 2014 10:42 am

Hi Guys,
Can you advise me, or send a picture of the correct location of the Leitz decal for the luggage rack, mounted on a 65C Coupe.

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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#2 Post by Sebastian Gaeta » Tue Jun 24, 2014 7:52 pm

Stan,

It affixes to the bottom bar, as seen in these pictures, one from Charlie's website. There is not a clear shot of the sticker and you'll have to zoom, but I hope this helps. On the bottom picture it is a bit hard to see, it looks like the standoff sits on top of the sticker but that is an optical illusion as it is forward of the bottom bar.
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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#3 Post by Phil Planck » Tue Jun 24, 2014 8:30 pm

Here is an original rack. Decal just to the right of the weld.
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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#4 Post by Stan Yarrish » Tue Jun 24, 2014 9:05 pm

Thanks Phil and Sebastian,

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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#5 Post by Brad Ripley » Wed Jun 25, 2014 12:17 am

I was the US importer for those racks back in the day. The label was over the weld on all the racks I received. I always assumed that was placed there to hide the weld.

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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#6 Post by Phil Planck » Wed Jun 25, 2014 8:56 am

Brad
That rack in the picture I posted came from Canada, about 25 years ago. Appears to be all original, but who knows for sure.
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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#7 Post by Peter Bartelli » Sat May 21, 2022 8:29 pm

Here's another picture of the rack from Der White's web site showing a picture from the 1962/63 accessory booklet. The decal is clearly not on the lower bar near the weld. I'm so confused....
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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#8 Post by Peter Bartelli » Sat May 21, 2022 9:38 pm

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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#9 Post by Martin Benade » Sat May 21, 2022 9:42 pm

Why quote your own post? (I don’t mind)
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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#10 Post by Peter Bartelli » Sat May 21, 2022 9:45 pm

Sorry Martin...I was trying to edit and hit the wrong button

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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#11 Post by Martin Benade » Sat May 21, 2022 9:50 pm

No problem at all.
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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#12 Post by Dick Roth » Sun May 22, 2022 4:54 pm

I believe Brad is correct, as usual. I had a luggage rack on a 356SC cabriolet I bought new in 1964 and it had the decal covering the weld. Never saw otherwise.

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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#13 Post by Victor Ingram » Sun May 22, 2022 5:05 pm

Pete is a highly accomplished pilot! He landed jets on a moving carrier.....in the dark of night.....at sea....with only a short strip of landing lights....depending on a hook to stop him.
"EDIT' is not in his vocabulary .....HAHA

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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#14 Post by Dick Roth » Sun May 22, 2022 5:31 pm

Now we know why there is no luggage rack on Pete's immaculate Champagne yellow Carrera 2 coupe...

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Re: Leitz luggage rack decal position

#15 Post by Brad Ripley » Mon May 23, 2022 3:20 pm

And, why let anybody see the unsightly weld when it can be covered up by the label?

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