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post #1 of 3 Old 01-10-2010, 10:44 AM Thread Starter
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Does anyone need the rear license plate light electrical contact/switch ?

Do you need an electrical connector for your late model Dino that has its license plate light on the top of the trunk?

The item is found in the Dino parts book on page TAV 108, item #7. It is an electrical connector that looks like a spring loaded jamb switch but its real purpose is to provide electrical current to the license plate lights.
Because of where this item is located it is pounded on by the trunk lid striker every time the trunk is closed. The materials technology used in the 1960's / 1970's is nearly bakelite and the ears eventually break.

I have a friend in the Ferrari Club that is a manufacturer of Medical and Dental items and when his Ferraris need parts, he fabricates them himself. He has agreed that he could make these to keep the cars on the road but it will be an involved task as he will have to make a mold, produce the material under temperature and pressure to make it stronger than the original and test colors to match the original. This is quite a bit of Enginering hours to produce them and I'd like to poll the members here to inquire if you need one.
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Not a Dino Part, but I have a ton of things I would gladly pay to have fabricated. I love the dental molding material and used it often in my hobbies. However, I haven't the kind of facilities that use the more modern materials.

One of my son does CF and Fiberg construction for a Sail Racing series, and I've been after him for years to try some 'stuff' on the side...but, like I, he puts it aside when he goes home: I don't EVEN want to see a computer when I go home.

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Not a Dino Part, but I have a ton of things I would gladly pay to have fabricated. I love the dental molding material and used it often in my hobbies. However, I haven't the kind of facilities that use the more modern materials.

One of my son does CF and Fiberg construction for a Sail Racing series, and I've been after him for years to try some 'stuff' on the side...but, like I, he puts it aside when he goes home: I don't EVEN want to see a computer when I go home.
ODD not far from you in Sonoma does many of these things
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