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Remade Herald headlamp cowls - good news?


Colin Lindsay
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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-herald-1200-headlight-bezels-Remade-/191736317786?hash=item2ca460075a:g:l34AAOSwwbdWQ1Xb

 

Apparently remade from rechromed brass, so no more pits in the mazak.... but may be very heavy? Anyone tried these yet? Looks like a nice Christmas present for somebody....

 

 

 

 

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Nice find Colin. Can't comment on the quality, but my Nearest and Dearest has replicas of antique furniture fittings - missing drawer handles; that sort of thing - cast in brass by specialist companies. She sends an original and they cast copies to replace the missing fitting. She thinks the price (for such a large piece) isn't far from the mark - and that doesn't take into account the chroming process. As you say, should last longer than Mazak.

 

Richard

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I can only echo MishMosh's comments, and have my name down with Bob for a pair if the run goes ahead. It would have been nice if the club had supported this venture, as these really are "Holy Grail" parts for those of us who have Herald 1200s, and I would have thought remanufacturing unobtainable parts was a primary function of an owner's club. Other clubs seem to do this?

 

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Steve C

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Not clear at all if that is for one or two. Even at £150 each, they would appear a fair price.

 

However, the club would be in a dilemma. If they commissioned a run of 10 pairs, it could be £2000+ that is then tied up. Yes, a couple of pairs may sell quickly, but to keep that amount of capital tied up in what may be a VERY slow moving item may not be ideal. However, if they could get pre-orders (along with a deposit!) that would be a good idea. 

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Hi Clive

 

I agree - none of us would wish to see the financial stability of the club put at risk. The way to do it with this, or any other rare parts, would be in small batches, with a hefty deposit up front to discourage daydreamers. As our cars become older, and inevitably, rarer (it is a sobering thought that my own is now half a century old..)I can foresee a time when remanufacturing NLA parts will be the only way of keeping them on the road.

 

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Steve C

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I'm seriously debating asking Santa for a pair... they're an excellent item that I'll feature in a coming Courier to drum up business for this worthy venture.

He's also on Facebook with some good photos:

https://www.facebook.com/triumphvaluations/?ref=bookmarks

 

In fact I just did. Ordered two. The quoted price is each, and appears to have dropped to £135 from £150.

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