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GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« on: October 20, 2019, 01:02:12 PM »
Does anyone know the exact dimensions of the rear GT-350 placque???  I have a Scott Drake repop, an early 80's one [NOS???] purchased from Tony Branda and one purchased from epay [supposedly original!!!.  What should the length of the ORIGINAL be???

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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #1 on: October 20, 2019, 02:35:21 PM »
4 1/2" long x 15/16" high
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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #2 on: October 20, 2019, 06:13:22 PM »
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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #3 on: October 20, 2019, 06:24:11 PM »
I had 2 originals (had them before repops were made) and they were different sizes. If I remember one was about 1/8" narrower maybe 4 3/8 - they went with 843 when I sold it.
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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #4 on: October 20, 2019, 10:33:20 PM »
There was a long thread about this topic on forum v1.0. IIRC there was some variation in originals. Did anyone document that info?
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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #5 on: October 20, 2019, 10:55:30 PM »
I had 2 originals (had them before repops were made) and they were different sizes. If I remember one was about 1/8" narrower maybe 4 3/8 - they went with 843 when I sold it.
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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #6 on: October 21, 2019, 12:04:56 PM »
  The original from 6S477 is 4-1/2 .  Valley Ford Parts had some made that were 1/8th short and the Drake part is way short as was shown. Acsco redid the die many years ago and the depression around the posts showed up on Genuine Ford Service parts as well as those that Branda sells.
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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #7 on: October 21, 2019, 12:55:44 PM »
Thanks all...good to know.

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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #8 on: October 25, 2019, 07:23:10 PM »
My question is now whether all repros fall short of the 4.5 x 15/16 dimensions or are there reproductions floating out there with the aforesaid dimensions as well.
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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #9 on: October 26, 2019, 12:32:32 AM »
Found these photos on my old computer.  I saved them from the crash of SAAC 1.0.
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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #10 on: October 26, 2019, 02:03:46 AM »
Found these photos on my old computer.  I saved them from the crash of SAAC 1.0.

Yea those are my pictures, the top one was a repop, the middle I bought because the seller said it was original, The bottom one is on our car, the close up shows the same type of swirl machine marks. I dont remember where I noted the measurements,

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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #11 on: October 26, 2019, 02:08:31 AM »
The middle one also seemed to be painted a silver color and not bare metal like the other two. Still have the other two I believe.

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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #12 on: October 26, 2019, 07:52:18 AM »
The top one repop of the three displayed  has two dimples on either side of the posts which the middle one does not have as does the picture at the top of this thread. Plus the font for the G and number 3 looks different. The G on the repop looks like it narrows on the horizontal line of the letter G and the horizontal line of the number 3 looks longer on the middle one.
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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2019, 08:05:29 AM »
We need Indiana Jones on this one. That isn't the cup of a carpenter...that isn't the G.T. 350 badge of a retired race car driver from Texas...choose wisely my son.
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Re: GT350 Rear Placque Dimensions
« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2019, 08:27:38 AM »
So MANY choices!!! Thanks for posting the photos from 1.0.

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