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Rodney

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  1. Hi Yes that penny suddenly dropped for me shortly after my last post. I then checked back on a picture I took a couple of years back and when enlarging I could see a) there was a small hole centre bottom of what was obviously plastic and b) that the light reflection across the badge was even whereas it would have been distorted had it been just an embossed badge. The base plate behind the plastic is of course embossed and initially was as shiny as the chrome surround but the centre has now tarnished showing that it has only recently been exposed. I have now purchased a replacement after being baffled for a couple of years! Thank you for coming back to me , you and the previous commenter (sorry but Iv'e only just seen that one RScab) are in fact the first folk to have made this suggestion including main dealer and specialist badge suppliers. Cheers Rodney
  2. Picture of my Cabby Mk6 boot badge. I've just had a thought, looking at it in detail again today, and I wonder is it that the plastic cover has dropped off hence why the paint is coming off so quickly now? It would explain why it seems a mystery to everyone I ask! Possibly a plastic cover clipped or was glued into the groove near the outer edge. However I have seen two others the same. Any thoughts much appreciated please. (Sorry it is heavily cropped but I don't know how to reduce file sizes so cropped it to within the allowed limit for this message!)
  3. Yes I'll send it tomorrow thanks.
  4. My oval Ford badge on the boot has embossed lettering as seems to be normal on a cabby. I need a replacement as all the background paint has come off but all suppliers deny there was such a badge and want to fob me off with a smooth plastic one. Anyone any ideas please or I shall have to try and hand paint around the lettering? Thanks
  5. Hi Again The embossing is so slight it is difficult to photograph but hopefully these two, one colour one b+w, should show it. The paint then surrounded the lettering to leave them showing in chrome. The external shoulder of the badge is chrome and then rolls over into a painted indent all round the oval and then a chrome ridge before the main area of the blue oval starts. Hope you can follow that! It measure 100mm x 40mm. It showed no sign of the paint loss up until last year and this seemed to happen over night! Whilst not a concours car by any stretch om the imagination I nevertheless like to keep things original. spec. Thanks for you interest. Cheers Rodney
  6. Hi I will take a couple of pics tomorrow for you to see. Thanks for coming back to me. Rodney
  7. My Mark 6 has a chrome oval Ford badge on the boot that has very slightly raised lettering and then infilled around in blue which unfortunately is flaking off. Does anyone know if these are available anywhere please as I can only find plastic versions? Cheers.
  8. Much appreciated I will look into this, thanks.
  9. They work OK and have always passed the MoT but they just don't seem anywhere near as good as modern brakes. Over the last few years I have been driving a Transit Connect van and the brakes on that are so sharp and light it would stop on a sixpence as they used to say. I'm not expecting that sort of performance but are there specialists companies who will asses brakes? My local garage is very good but they say there is no problem as it passes the MoT. Any thoughts/advise please?
  10. Many thanks I'll put that to my garage.
  11. Yes I do, large pull down lever underneath.
  12. I can push my steering wheel up just enough to make a small knocking noise, movement is no more than about 3mm. Two garages have checked it out by part dismantling and say it is perfectly safe. They both say the only way they could correct it would be a complete new steering column! It doesn't move with normal use you need to push it up - I only noticed it when pulling myself up on the wheel trying reach something. Anyone else got this 'feature'?
  13. Hi All Did this get resolved as I have the same problem on my Mk6 Cabby? Switch light comes on but de-mist does not work all of a sudden? Cheers Rodney
  14. Are they still available from Ford or can anyone recommend an alternative please?
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