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rcassin

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Ross horn button
« on: February 24, 2018, 08:17:38 AM »
Hi all, Would the Ross horn Button be correct for the Half tracks and Scout cars?  Thanks, Rob
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Re: Ross horn button
« Reply #1 on: February 24, 2018, 10:44:54 AM »
no

there where 3 types used that I know of

the solid plastic black wheels used a button with the white logo.

the metal spoked wheels used a solid plain button or a rubber covering type button.

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Re: Ross horn button
« Reply #2 on: February 24, 2018, 12:11:26 PM »
 Ross possibly in the fifties as part of a re-build but I doubt it.
 I have examples of White, Autocar and Diamond T medallions in the cap center.
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Re: Ross horn button
« Reply #3 on: February 24, 2018, 01:08:25 PM »
I have one...
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Re: Ross horn button
« Reply #4 on: February 24, 2018, 04:15:57 PM »
Guys, the horn parts are the same as used in old semi trucks, forklifts, and pickup trucks. So all the medallions were all made at one time, but with the military dead set against logos on military vehicles I doubt any of them were originally installed on ht's. Ross definitely would not have been used on a vehicle from the factory as they were the steering gear manufacturer.

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Re: Ross horn button
« Reply #5 on: February 24, 2018, 05:33:45 PM »
Hey Guys,
I have two m2a1 halftracks with the Ross logo on the steering wheels. I also have 20 of these horn button kits that are marked G-102 but are all dated from 1954-58. So I am sure you are correct when saying they would have been only used during rebuilds.

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Re: Ross horn button
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2018, 01:16:14 AM »
Hi

and for halftrack Autocar with the solid plastic black wheels used a button with the "Autocar logo" ?!.
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Re: Ross horn button
« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2018, 01:47:41 AM »
Could a horn cap with the Ross symbol be copied and 3-D printed?  Might be an option to make a run of blank repro caps.

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Re: Ross horn button
« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2018, 07:12:30 AM »
All the horn button parts but the logo piece are still available new last time I checked.

Steve
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Re: Ross horn button
« Reply #9 on: March 05, 2018, 05:17:13 PM »
So does anyone have  a White button that they would like to part with?   thanks, Rob
1943 White M 3 Halftrack
1941 White M3A1 Scout car
1942 Harley WLA
1941 Zundapp KS 600
1941 BSA M-20
1976 Condor
1966 International Navy Pickup