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  1. lee328gts

    lee328gts Formula Junior

    Aug 8, 2004
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    well i have finally lost one of those little black plastic covers on my 328 side mirror that everyone says is hard to find. Its the plastic cover that snaps on to the front of the mirror braket. anyone know where to find replacements. thanks, lee
     
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  3. tatcat

    tatcat F1 Veteran
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    verrell makes them. pm him for details.
     
  4. gatsby

    gatsby Karting

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    Hi Lee,

    If you find a source, can you post? I need one too!
     
  5. lee328gts

    lee328gts Formula Junior

    Aug 8, 2004
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    is verrell still a member? i sent him a message but it says the name does not exist. anyone else?
     
  6. drjohngober

    drjohngober Formula 3

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    I have been searching for one also. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
     
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  8. ClydeM

    ClydeM F1 Veteran
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    Verrell has them. He used mine for the model :)
    I now use a little rubber cement or silicone for a little added insurance.
     
  9. Eric308gtsiqv

    Eric308gtsiqv Formula 3
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    I bought a set a few years ago from www.italiancarparts.com.

    They were a little pricey, but were exact replacements. Depending on your mirror style, the part number is either FR91600 (Flat mirror style) or FR91602 (Cup mirror style).

    Here's a link to the page:

    http://www.italiancarparts.com/parts/308.html#mirrors

    Otherwise, perhaps the dealer parts dept. can source them for you.
     
  10. GatorFL

    GatorFL Moderator
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    Got one from Lyle Tanner Enterprises. It was about $40.
     
  11. Mike C

    Mike C F1 Veteran
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    You have to spell it correctly! :p It's "Verell"
     
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  13. doug328

    doug328 Formula 3

    Mar 11, 2004
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    You can also e-mail him: Sales@UnobtainiumSupply.com. I used him for my "88 328. Bought a couple of spares just incase.
     
  14. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    Hi,
    Yes, both styles are available. Am at my 8-6 job, but I'm pretty sure I have a pair of each in stock. If not, can make them next weekend.

    doug328 posted the correct eMAIL, or you could just click on my username & select [send eMAIL to Verell]
     
  15. MJT328GTS

    MJT328GTS Formula Junior

    Mar 30, 2005
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    T. Rutlands also provides them although they are going to stop using their supplier because of the high cost (bought a pair a few months ago). They may still have a few left.
     
  16. lee328gts

    lee328gts Formula Junior

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    thanks for all the great resources. lee
     
  17. 1975gt4don

    1975gt4don Formula Junior

    Nov 5, 2003
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    Verrell, you have mail. I emailed you about a plastic part I need to have made for a door lock release lever. I will email you the pictures thursday morning. My email is meditank@yahoo.com

    Thanks again!
     
  18. gil308

    gil308 Formula 3

    Jun 22, 2004
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    Got mine from Lyle Tanner. My originals are still hanging on strong, but when I bought a turn signal cover, I got a couple mirror parts JUST IN CASE.
     
  19. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    Don, you've got an eMAIL respoonse to your eMAIL.
     
  20. GXI328

    GXI328 Rookie

    Jun 5, 2006
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    My 328 has tiny prancing horse badges on the mirror caps, the left side badge is quite badly damaged. Does Verrel's caps have the little badge ? How much are Verrel's caps (with or without the badge) ?
     
  21. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    The caps are $35 + shipping.

    The tops of both the front & rear caps are plain.

    If someone were to send me a cap with something else on top that they'd like reproduced, I'd consider making an exact duplicate of the supplied cap, but it might take a few weeks to schedule the work.
     
  22. Bradley

    Bradley F1 Rookie

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    I wrote to T. Rutlands a few years ago about the extortionary price of the ones they had on eBay, and never heard a thing back.

    The material that goes into these isn't worth sixty-nine CENTS!

    As soon as I get my hands on some for a reasonable price, I'm going to cast reproductions for everyone who needs them. (I know, not original, but who's going to notice?)
     
  23. Verell

    Verell F1 Veteran
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    Bradley,
    Go ahead, have fun.

    It isn't the material that drives the cost, it's the labor.

    The mold makes 1 at a time, It takes about 20 minuites labor to mix, pour, demold & deflash one, about 20% are scrap due to one or 2 small bubbles somewhere, so average labor is closer to 25min. Also, it took about 6 or 7 hours to make the mold that has to be amortized.
     
  24. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
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    Why would they respond to your rant. This is as close to a free market as you will find, so if you don't like the prices, shop elsewhere, or as you plan, make your own parts! ;)
     
  25. Bradley

    Bradley F1 Rookie

    Nov 23, 2006
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    Hey, amigo, after I read your reply I realized that my post could have been taken as attacking YOU. Didn't mean it that way.

    In fact, I admire what you're doing, and your $35 (?) is about HALF what Rutlands wanted on eBay.

    For what it's worth, I still think that Rutland's price is outrageous, and so is the original Ferrari part - when you can even find it.

    I'm still going to try to make some of these myself.
     

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