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PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2019 1:30 pm 
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Hello good people :D

Any tips on nose badge replacement? I’ve a nice new triumph badge to replace the faded one on my car, but I can’t see how you would be able to get access to the back of it to replace the pin retainers?

Am I missing something, or is it another wonderful triumph design?

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PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2019 2:04 pm 
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Hi Bish, I seem to remember they are held in with friction bushes? I do know the boot badge is as i have recently prized mine off to replace a broken one. :D

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PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2019 2:05 pm 
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You don't need to get behind it, it just prises off from the front. I used some plastic tools that I have for removing door trim, but a flat bladed screwdriver will work as long as you pad it so as not to damage the paint.

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PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2019 3:06 pm 
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The pin retainers don't get pushed onto the back of the pins, they push in from the front also and work a bit like a mini rawlplug.


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PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2019 3:15 pm 
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That's right, the plastics are already on the pins and you just shove the whole lot on from the front.


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PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2019 7:30 pm 
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Aha! I get in now. Thanks all :thumbsup:


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PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2019 10:46 pm 
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Hi,
Rather than starting a new thread, and because I know that they're unobtainable new/repro, where can I find a really good used (or new) nose badge for my SPRINT ?
All the other badges on my car are in really good condition except for the nose badge which is pitted and the gold is faded to white.
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PostPosted:Tue May 07, 2019 11:11 pm 
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They crop up on eBay fairly frequently although how you'd go about getting it shipped to Aus I'm not sure!

Alternatively stick a wanted add in the wanted section. I'm sure somebody here must have a spare one gathering dust, I have 4 nose badges but no Sprint ones!

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PostPosted:Wed May 08, 2019 4:10 pm 
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The last early style Sprint badge I saw on ebay went for a tidy sum.


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PostPosted:Wed May 08, 2019 10:52 pm 
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Thanks Gents,
FYI....
There's one on eBay now, but with the cost of postage added its prohibitive, even at the starting bid.
There is also a Dolomite 135 nose badge listed as well.
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Rob

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What about asking a model railway enthusiast to refurbish it? Some of those miniature railway engineers can do amazing stuff.


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PostPosted:Thu Mar 18, 2021 6:19 am 
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About 10 days ago I received an unexpected email from Rimmers saying the Nose Badge I'd placed on back order had arrived and would be mine as soon as I paid for it.
I cant remember ever placing a back order, but 10 years ago (April 2011) I bought new badges to replace the faded originals. I may have placed it then, when I found they didn't have any nose badges in stock.
Anyway, they do now....not cheap though https://rimmerbros.com/Item--i-ZKC375
It'l be on the car tomorrow.
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PostPosted:Thu Mar 18, 2021 12:35 pm 
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Im sure someone on here used these below and were pleased with them :D

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Triumph-Dolo ... Sw~51fG~8q

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PostPosted:Thu Mar 18, 2021 2:42 pm 
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I got a set of the eBay ones from AP Graphics for my car. A quick easy way to freshen up the badges. Of course they are just foil printed inserts so won't help if the surround is pitted. But for just over £20 for a complete set - they now include the front "TRIUMPH" badge they are not bad value and mine fitted nicely.

They are flat and not embossed, I peeled the original inserts out and cleaned up the holders so the new ones stuck in nice and flat.

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PostPosted:Thu Mar 18, 2021 8:07 pm 
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Yes, I too have used those repro decals to freshen up my badges. I reckon they are great value for money.

Unlike the repro badge pin plug things. What a load of %£#& they are! Do not buy any!! I used some 3M exterior grade sticky pads and stuck the front badge on - sorted :thumbsup:


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