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John ED Renstrom
06-29-2016, 09:50 PM
the 67 crown came from superior with a set on each side but when I got it there were holes on each side and only one molding a side. so we need a set or some one that is good at casting. I have patterns that just need cleaned up a little.

James Shao
06-30-2016, 12:55 PM
What are they made of?

Paul Steinberg
06-30-2016, 01:36 PM
White metal, or what is more commonly known as die-cast. The best way to recreate these is to have a jeweler cast them in coin silver (they melt down silver coins that are so worn that they have no numismatist value), and after they are polished, you clear coat them with lacquer. Then use the double sided tape to hold them to the car, and don't ever tell anyone that they are actually coin silver vs. die-cast/pot-metal/white metal, etc..

John ED Renstrom
06-30-2016, 11:00 PM
they can be cast in aluminum also. the ones Jen-Mark had produced were cast that way. wishing not I had got a couple sets from him when I got the ones for Jim's car. most of the ones you wind have at least one post broken off as they put on with barrel nuts to hold them in place. the steel nut and pot metal casting with a little water and salt would start up electrolysis and eat up the base metal. the crown scrip will be the hard one to find. the others side has only 3 letters left.

Jacob M. Fournier
06-30-2016, 11:18 PM
The best way to recreate these is to have a jeweler cast them in coin silver (they melt down silver coins that are so worn that they have no numismatist value), and after they are polished, you clear coat them with lacquer. Then use the double sided tape to hold them to the car, and don't ever tell anyone that they are actually coin silver vs. die-cast/pot-metal/white metal, etc..

Paul - you shouldn't reveal your secrets - now everyone will be waiting for you to turn your back on the show field. In fact, the next time I visit, don't mind me if I step out to the garage for a minute with a putty knife... :p

Kurt Arends
07-01-2016, 08:34 AM
Ed,
Get with Attila. I am sure that he would have them or know where they could be found.

John ED Renstrom
07-01-2016, 11:40 AM
sorry I can't afford to buy a new car;)

Kurt Arends
07-01-2016, 12:59 PM
Actually, Paul just uses his sand box and melted lead wheel weights to cast his! Don't let him fool you!

John ED Renstrom
07-02-2016, 11:26 AM
Hay that works for me.