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Stainless Steel Bordens: Continuous Run

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    Stainless Steel Bordens: Continuous Run

    Hey Guys,

    As most of you know there is currently an awesome helmet sale thread and I will be providing some accurate Ali ears etc for that...
    But I while that is being worked on it occurred to me that there were no accurate Borden's to be had...
    As most of you know you can buy a three hole Dental Borden tool but if you look at the holes on the available Borden's the three holes are in the wrong position as compared to the ref material (shown below).

    Most of us end up cutting the Borden tool in half (myself included) to ensure the holes are lined up and positioned correctly.

    So I was wandering if there would be any interest in an accurate sized Dental Borden tool, that has the holes lined up and positioned correctly and finish. These will be made in Stainless Steel to reflect the finish as seen in the pics below (pre-pro).
    These would fit most, if not all helmets and the pricing being $20 Shipped or 12.50
    PayPal addy - gavdrew007@aol.com

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    Re: Bordens

    What's the delivery time on these?

    interested.

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    slave1pilot said: View Post
    What's the delivery time on these?

    interested.
    Depending on the qty of interested parties, maybe 2 weeks from go-time?

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    Re: Bordens

    I'd be down for one myself.

    Brad

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    Re: Bordens

    im interested

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    Looks good.
    Sign me up stainless.
    Thanks for making these.

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    Re: Bordens

    Cheers for the initial interest guys...

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    Sign me up Gav!

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    Re: Bordens

    interested in 2 right now maybe more in the future

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    Put me down for 2. Thanks.

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    Re: Bordens

    Actually cancel that...the real ones only 8 dollars US I think Ill just cut it thanks though

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    I'm in.

    For the "cutting in half" people, I think most of them are nickel plated brass. So, if you cut/flip, the finish will be wrong.

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    Ahhh they dont make em like they used to huh...well then I might need em then huh

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    Re: Bordens

    i'd be interested

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    i've bought 4 real bordens and they've all been brass.

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    Amazing work!
    Put me down for at least 2.

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    Im in for sure= X 2

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    i am TOTALLY in for one of these!

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    I'm in

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    Put me down for 2.

    Robert

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    Re: Bordens

    stormtrooperguy said: View Post
    i've bought 4 real bordens and they've all been brass.
    I agree Brian.... the ones I have bought and modified have all been brass.
    Now...!!
    I could offer brass versions for those that want them (lets open this up for accurate discussion) and the St/St version for the pre-pro versions. The brass would be more expensive due to the additional plating.

    The question remains what is the 'right' way...
    If indeed they found and used the Borden it would have been made of brass and have had some kind of nickel plating or equivalent, then parted off from the remainder of the piece... leaving a brass face.
    The prop guys would not have gone through the hassle of re-plating the Borden, and on the ref pics I have seen it has weathering and cannot be 100% proven.

    Here's a pic of a brass one I had made...

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    Color me interested. Let me know when you need funds for this. Put me down for 2.

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    Re: Bordens

    Hmmm I dunno about that one Mojo...do u think its possible it was SS back in the 70s and they make it out of brass now to save $$? Also check my PM on the knee darts.

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    Re: Bordens

    Evilhemmes said: View Post
    Are you offering a way to affix it to the helm(ie threaded screw hole via the other end ect? welded chicago screw mounted method?)

    ill take a photo of what i mean when i get home
    I dont think u would want that to be the way to attach it as none of the helmets have provisions for that...and its normally pretty thin. It was actually all the way through the fiberglass on the screen used helmet if i recall right glue would be the best way to permanently attach it...mine just wedges into the helmet

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    In most ofl the ref pics it seams that the out side is nikel and the inside is brass,
    Ithink there is one or 2 that they are brass on the out side ,
    I guess this can be atributed to the fact that the ones used in the real helmets(apart from the obvious difrentces) were like the ones we have acsess to throughh the dental suppliers, and when making them they originaly used 3 or 4 and cut them up and the ones with the nikel on the out side were the original surfaces and the brass face is from cutting them down .
    Thats the way i see it, and it makes sense to me

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