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It’s time for new horns. Originals are shot. Prices of horns are nuts. Anyone else replace their horns recently? What did you use?? Stock reproduction??

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Don't know Mine are original. I have seen on here somebody can rebuild them.

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Don't know Mine are original. I have seen on here somebody can rebuild them.
Yes, not worth it to me for 179.00. I’m having a tough time spending that kind of money on horns lol

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The quality on a set of rebuilt original horns is going to be much greater then horns built now my .02
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The quality on a set of rebuilt original horns is going to be much greater then horns built now <img src="https://www.camaros.net/forums/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /> my .02
Maybe, maybe not. Repro horns at Ground Up are 119.00. I usually have no problem dumping money into the car. For some reason, new horns are killing me lol

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Re: Horn replacement

Has anyone seen a restored horn? Do they still retain the unique rivet crimped faces used along the two halves?

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Has anyone seen a restored horn? Do they still retain the unique rivet crimped faces used along the two halves?

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I had mine restored by Gary at The Horn Works. He was great to work with and did an outstanding job, well worth the price to me to hear a real horn again. He even discovered the ones I sent him weren't correct for my car and replaced them with a proper set. Here are a couple of pictures of the restored horns.





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My SS396 car I had Gary restore them. He does a fantastic job. This car I have now is pro-touring and original numbers this and that are meaningless. I just feel I could put 180.00 to use in other areas than the horns. That's my dilemma LOL I may just have to bit the bullet and send them to Gary like I did the last car. Just looking for options here.

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Those look great and do have the compressed rivet marks I was concerned about.
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Itís time for new horns. Originals are shot. Prices of horns are nuts. Anyone else replace their horns recently? What did you use?? Stock reproduction??
I satisfied myself by choosing two early-70's GM horns from eBay. They sound great. I made sure to buy a pair that had both hi & lo tones. It did not take much effort to pick a couple with brackets that looked like the originals.



GM recycled horns across several lines. My replacements may have come from a Buick, but it has been awhile.

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I imagine you could find GM horns for next to nothing from a chevy truck at pick n pull

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I imagine you could find GM horns for next to nothing from a chevy truck at pick n pull
That would be my thinking.
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Thanks guys. I found a set in my garage I didn’t even know I had. Don’t know what car they came out of, but they work.

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"Snail Horn" replacement set of hi/lo at Walmart.com for $22. . . .have bought a few sets, sound great. The last 69 had the front to radiator core covered so they didn't show, others I have mounted under the fender out of sight and detailed the non working ones for show.
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