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  1. Bluebottle

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    wish I could find one of those
     
  3. Bluebottle

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    Persevere - everything comes to he who waits!

    I found mine on ebay - I put in a search with an alert and after years of getting daily rubbish, eventually this one popped up.

    I came across one idea that I was thinking of pursuing (in desperation!), which was to buy one of these: https://www.karmannkonnection.com/shop/porsche-356911912914-steering-wheelshorn-pushbuttons/momo-style-horn-button/ and replace the Porsche logo with the Dino one from my repro horn button. I am not entirely convinced, however, that it would work.
     
  4. absostone

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    Oh so the center button can be replaced? I think it’s been discussed but never knew if possible. Cool
     
  5. Bluebottle

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    Yes, I saw an article / post about it somewhere - sorry, no idea where - but please don't take my word for it as I have not tried.
     
  6. DinoParts, Stefan

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    Is there anything disturbing you on the repro you show besides the black instead silver ring?
     
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    I had no idea what you were referring to, he stressed me out so I had to run home and check mine. Luckily this is what I found. I think I’m good. Image Unavailable, Please Login
     
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    The original horn push is very different to your repro Stefan. The outer ring on the original is a glossy plastic, the silver ring on the original is not a chrome finish, the yellow of the badge is a different shade and the Dino script is also different. This sort of thing is a nightmare to get right as I'm sure Rob and Paul will attest to from their experience of accurately reproducing the wheel centre caps.
     
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    Why do you say the inner ring was not chrome? I believe they are. I believe the tops of the Ns were more rounded in the script on original
     
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    I’m confused?? Is mine original or a repo? No harm, just curious. Always trying to learn. Thanks
     
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    I'll try and get a phot later. The ring is not a bright chrome finish. It is more of an aluminium silver paint finish.

    schwoo, your horn push is an original.
     
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    Looks like the real thing to me. Unless mine isn't!:eek:
     
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    Mine looks like a sort of satin finish chrome / aluminium. Definitely dull, not bright. I thought it was just a sign of age.

    Yellow and blue shades are different from the one I had and look different from the Dinoparts version, too.
     
  16. DinoParts, Stefan

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    Thank you for pointing that out, Iain. I could compare with an original sample and comfirm most of what you list. Only the silver ring on the original sample here is quit shiny and most probably chromed plastic.

    I will speak to our supplier and see if we can make a perfect copy at cost that you guys will be willing to pay.
     
  17. isuk

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    I don't have photo's of my Dino horn pushes to hand Stefan but do have these of a Ferrari version I have which is the same except for the Cavalino replacing the Dino script on the yellow badge. The trim ring is a silver finish on it as well as opposed to the bright chrome plating you tend to find on plastics. From memory I think the rear of the original is different to your reproductions as well with a different style of connector for the spade coupling. It is a few years now since I looked at these and may be confusing your repro design with some of the others out there.

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  18. Bluebottle

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  19. DinoParts, Stefan

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    Perfect. I have one original here in a car and if the owner allows we will use that as a sample. Will update when there is progress but it will take a few month before things like this finish.
     
  20. LARRYH

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    I checked looks like I have an original along with an original wheel... the wheel is not quite as fresh as those pictured but I bought it from a reliable source about 5 years ago as original.....but I would not have known about the silver ring...
     
  21. DinoParts, Stefan

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    Just found out: the silver ring is metal. Pretty sure it is zinc galvanized. The exposed part of the ring is almost dull the hidden part still shiny.
     
  22. Bluebottle

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    yup that's a problem
     
  24. Bluebottle

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    You could always try an offer. I paid £158 for mine.
     

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