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New Peerless bonnet and boot badges.


As many of you know, solving the problem of missing or UV-degraded round Peerless GT badges has been a challenge for years.

The original process must have been cheap and popular in the late '50s but has proven nigh on impossible to replicate.

So with that in mind, I've stuck my neck out and had some made up using a different process with UV-stable colours that I think look good, given that the gold metallic isn't possible with the process.

I'm still waiting for the correct non-rusting backing pieces to arrive. These will help create the upwards curvature of the original and bring the lettering in from the bezel edges.

The pictures show the badges in a rough full V profile bezel and a non-standard half V bezel ( I had one spare).

The red background pic is an original badge.

The option is for self-adhesive pads (easy and cost effective) or screw-on (expensive).

Let me know what you think so I can work out prices. I'm hoping for the £20-£25 mark. Any takers?

All the best, Gary

 



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Yes please, Gary.

Please let me know progress and if and when payment is required.

Still missing your regular updates in Classics Monthly, btw. Not half as good since your departure.

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Yea, can someone please explain to me...when has a Lotus Elite and a fixed-head MGA been classified as Roadsters?

forgive them lord for they no not what they do...................

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I haven't seen a copy for sale lately, I think Tesco's and Morrisons have stopped stocking it.

I am missing the Peerless updates as well.

If there is enough interest in these badges, would there be any possibility of a Warwick one?

Frank from Felixstowe

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Gary,

If that is close to the price, put Art and I down for one! Thanks

 

Kent



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I could use a couple for the Warwick. I know the market is small but I haven't seen any origional one's. 

 

Dean T.



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Here is a photo for you of mine which I am sure are original to the car, but they would not be as easy for me to fabricate as they are a poured resin/plastic mold with back painting. 

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I found this photo on the internet, which is not like my originals as it appears to be brass and enamel.  I might be able to make a copy if that is a correct style and desired.

 

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-- Edited by Dean on Thursday 12th of February 2015 07:15:07 PM

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I have one of the internet ones, and it's a lovely piece of work.

The trouble is it's much bigger than the original. Less well informed
observers (and there are a lot of them out there) won't notice
but I wouldn't go to a P&W meet with it on the car.

The plastic wheel centre finishers from the same source look great on alloys,
but again are too big. However, being plastic they can be shaved down
with a stanley knife.

FF

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I would like a pair (Peerless) as well.

 

Bruce



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Hi Gary, Could you provide these badges in half v bezel format? 

Regards, Jeff.



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Thanks for your kind words re CM after me and the old team. Bit like a Peerless restoration years to put it together, no time at all to wreck it.

The Peerless badge backing pieces are the slow part at the moment. I'm currently awaiting a galvanised version to try. Should arrive next Monday. Pics to follow.

Bezels in a V or half V are no problem, though V was original.

A Warwick badge is very possible and likely to be better because there is no white involved. Only difference is I'd expect fewer owners needing one, so will be more expensive as a result.

25 is the threshold for me to place an order of either badge. I already have 25 of the Peerless version. I appreciate it's not perfect but compared to the alternative (in my case, nothing) I'm sure they will look good, certainly to the untrained eye. 

Update with pics to follow.

All the best,

Gary

 

 



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Gary S wrote:

As many of you know, solving the problem of missing or UV-degraded round Peerless GT badges has been a challenge for years.

The original process must have been cheap and popular in the late '50s but has proven nigh on impossible to replicate.

So with that in mind, I've stuck my neck out and had some made up using a different process with UV-stable colours that I think look good, given that the gold metallic isn't possible with the process.

I'm still waiting for the correct non-rusting backing pieces to arrive. These will help create the upwards curvature of the original and bring the lettering in from the bezel edges.

The pictures show the badges in a rough full V profile bezel and a non-standard half V bezel ( I had one spare).

The red background pic is an original badge.

The option is for self-adhesive pads (easy and cost effective) or screw-on (expensive).

Let me know what you think so I can work out prices. I'm hoping for the £20-£25 mark. Any takers?

All the best, Gary

 


Hi Gary

i also looking for bonnets, I would prefere this with the screw.

let me know 

Thanks Hp 206



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Hi Gary, Please put me down for two full V profile bezel badges, do you know the price difference between self adhesive and screw on yet?

Regards Jeff.



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Hi Gary,

Thank you and well done for taking this step! 

We have one round badge between 2 cars which isn't going to go, so please put me down for 4 badges with full V profile bezels.

Cheers,

Nick



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Gary,

 

Put me down for a pair for #155.

 

Greg



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Gary,

You can put me down for a pair.

Thanks,

Dean



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Hello everyone interested in the badges. My apologies for the delayed update. 

The pic attached is the first badge I've made up properly, complete with galvanised backing.

The second badge will have a curved backing as I've now found what I've been looking for.

I've had several unsuspecting viewers comment on it favourably already in my workshop, so I hope you won't be disappointed either.

On a different note, my Peerless' progress is due to continue in another internationally-available UK classic car mag every month. More details when I have the exact publication date of the first of these, but I understand it's very soon.

All the best, Gary



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Gary.
PM sent re badge and other matters

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