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#1 brivinci

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Posted 07 October 2019 - 10:11 PM

Ok, all you JCG nerds out there (I include myself there of course) I was wondering if anyone could help here. Does anyone know how, or who, or with what exactly the plaques were engraved/stamped for the 90's Cooper? The ones that are screwed to the drivers side crossmember? Working on my brothers '95 Si + and his currently plaque has gone missing. It may turn up after he returns from Italy in a few years and he can go through all the boxes but if not...

 

His car is going through a complete restoration after a roll over/rust invasion. I spoke with Michael Cooper some years ago about it but can not remember his answer. He was able to provide me with some details on this car and sell me a the last set (he had) of decals for the side as a respray was always in the cards for this one. I'm a real nut for things to be as-they-were when I have to replace things and the engraving/stamps on the plaques always seems cool and unique to me. Any help would be awesome. 



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 06:24 AM

I've seen them engraved and some that used letter stamps, the Si all seem to be engraved



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 07:49 AM

My 96 JC S just had 76 S stamped on it. I'm sure it also had the year......Sorry, never took a photo!

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Posted 08 October 2019 - 01:26 PM

The 95 has the number and a cap S and lowercase i. They looked to be stamped. Just wondering if anything knows what type of stamp was used.



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Posted 08 October 2019 - 09:58 PM

Most likely this has been covered in the MCR mag by the Rover Cooper registrar John Parnell. Worth dropping him a line to check.

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:22 AM

Most likely this has been covered in the MCR mag by the Rover Cooper registrar John Parnell. Worth dropping him a line to check.


Spot on MatthewsDad. I've seen the article by JP about later conversions, but my mags are in storage so can't help I'm afraid.

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Posted 09 October 2019 - 06:22 AM

The 95 has the number and a cap S and lowercase i. They looked to be stamped. Just wondering if anything knows what type of stamp was used.

 

if they're stamped they will use standard letter stamps, possibly in a holder to keep it all neat. All you would need to do is get the correct height

 

https://www.cromwell...y=letter stamps



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 03:24 PM

Ivan, those look perfect. I'll get the height and see what I can do. Thanks! 

 

Does anyone have John Parnell's contact info? Might be a good guy to know;-)



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 05:07 PM

Ok, now I REALLY have to keep my hands the original and examine because after doing a bit of searching around, it looks like the original plaques were engraved/milled rather then stamped!



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Posted 09 October 2019 - 07:38 PM

Ivan, those look perfect. I'll get the height and see what I can do. Thanks!

Does anyone have John Parnell's contact info? Might be a good guy to know;-)


Have sent you his MCR email address in a pvt msg.

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Posted 10 October 2019 - 09:03 AM

there is a facebook group "John Cooper Garages club"

 

with ex john cooper garages employees

 

paul

 

 

https://www.facebook...40975452710409/

 

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a lot of engineering companies have serial number engraving machines



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Posted 11 October 2019 - 08:48 PM

One more reason I should join Facebook...but I just can't bring myself to do it. Sigh 



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Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:32 AM

A local trophy engraver would be able to do it

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Posted 13 October 2019 - 09:33 AM

One more reason I should join Facebook...but I just can't bring myself to do it. Sigh


Don’t do it!




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