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46  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Spring Tags on: July 16, 2012, 05:03:49 PM
Here is an original tag from a 69 Chevelle highlighting the “G”.
47  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / 69 Spring Tags on: July 16, 2012, 05:02:41 PM
Will be doing seven posts in a row here so please bare with me.

Thought it prudent to have a new thread for this rather than continue in the other thread that is discussing several items.  I researched the fonts for these and purchased two fonts on the weekend.  The fonts are different for the letters and numbers.  I have printed out several samples which you will see in the pictures below.  Important to note there is no vinyl sealed on these samples so they may appear a little dull.

When you analyze fonts there are several letters which really need to be scrutinized.  The primary ones are A – G – Q.  The first picture below is from an original tag from a 69 Chevelle.  Check out the style of the original Q compared to my sample.

With the original font the two numbers which need to be reviewed are 7 – 9.  The  downward arm on the “7” starts out narrow at the top and gradually widens near the bottom.  For the “9”, notice how vertically stretched the upper enclosed part is.
48  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 16, 2012, 03:40:55 PM
Afraid I don't have an answer for you Marty.  Hopefully someone will.
49  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 15, 2012, 09:53:02 PM
Marty - here is the original picture supplied to me.  Obviously the enthusiast wanted the code and part number changed to suit their needs.

You can see a lot of errors in that reproduction you posted in that other thread.

50  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 15, 2012, 08:56:07 PM
Funny you should mention that Marty.  I was spending time fine tuning all my decal files and customers today and came across one of these we did quite some time ago.  To be honest I don't remember when, or who for, or what application it is for. It is coded CU.

I remember now why we didn't take that item any further.  The corners are so weird on originals and I'm afraid I just could not replicate the edges to my satisfaction.  The corners are almost three different angles/cuts.  Here's a picture of the one we did.  As said, I can't recall what it is for.  I would have to check the original pics sent to verify again how accurate it was.  The supplier of the picture and ourselves also didn't know if the lettering should be White or Gold.

51  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 15, 2012, 07:21:31 PM
Have a few things happening right now.

First - Received some pictures of original 69 Camaro Spring Tags from an unlikely source - a good Chevelle buddy of mine.  Over the weekend I also purchased on-line the proper font for these (it is a weird one, but correct).  Rat Pack is suppose to get me some pictures as well.  Look for some comparisons in the near future once I get some time to work with them.

Second - Received a picture from Ed (enio45) of the original Jacking Instructions Decal on his low mileage 69Z.  I've asked for some better quality photos which I'm sure he will provide.  I will talk to my software guru to see if he wants to tackle another one of these.
52  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 12, 2012, 09:35:31 PM
Talked on the phone with rat-pack tonight.  It's been years since we've talked, but he is still a "motormouth"  Smiley  He certaihnly seems to have a wealth of knowledge on Camaros.

We're going to be tossing around a few things I guess.  We'll see where it all leads.
53  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 11, 2012, 10:09:52 PM
rat pack - Spring tags is the exact reason I got into this "dacal" stuff about 9 or 10 years ago.  When I was searching for spring tags for my F41 69 Chevelle there were none available.  The suppliers, and producers of them, only had tags available for the more common cars.  A GM bulletin I have indicates a total of 9 different front springs and 7 different rear springs available for 69 Chevelles.  Seems to me I saw something regarding 69 Camaros and they had even more.

Anyway, I made up my own spring tags for my 69 Velle.  The word started to get around and I ended up doing lots of them for fellow Chevelle enthusiasts.  Most of them were similar to my situation wherein the codes they needed were just not available elsewhere.  Then the Camaro guys started asking for them and I have done numerous of those as well.

Keep in mind my research was done for Chevelles.  Any Camaro input has come from the owners themselves as far as codes, numbers, colours, etc.  Mine are obviously not in the form you refer to as far as "texture" of the product.  Mine are done on peel off backing paper and are sealed on the surface with clear 3M vinyl.  Somewhat glossy yes, but maybe not as much as what you are referring to.  Also, the fonts were taken from original Chevelle tags way back when.  I use the same fonts for the Camaro tags which may, or may not, be correct based on some of your input.

Here is a picture from my website of the first Camaro springs I did years ago.  My templates are such that any colour of print and background are available. Just thought I would give a little history on the ones I do.


54  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 11, 2012, 03:53:44 PM
I've forgotten Don, do you have the correct 68 Z28 Emission decal?

No I don't Chick.  That is one we would consider looking at as mentioned to start this thread.  Do you know if the code for that one is "P"?  If so, I have two pictures on file, but they are nowhere near good enough for us to work with.
55  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 10, 2012, 03:56:13 PM
How about doing the 69 396 /375 hp Emission Decal.

That one is done, go to my website for the information.
56  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 10, 2012, 08:20:17 AM
We have done three Tire Pressure decals for 69 Chevelles - BC, DC & DL.  I wouldn't think any of those would be the same for the Camaro.

We could consider looking at the more popular ones - Z/28 & SS for example - if somebody can provide quality pictures of originals.
57  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Looking for another decal project to consider on: July 09, 2012, 06:02:52 PM
We would like to take a look at another decal project where the repro is not accurate or one that is not being made at present.

I have had some requests for the 68 Z/28 Emission Decal, but do not have a high resolution, quality picture to work with.  If anybody could provide such a picture we could take a look at doing it.

I have also had requests for the 69 Camaro Jacking Instructions Decal.  I have no idea how many different ones were made for that year, but I would assume several.  We may consider looking at the most popular one (EG - most widely used) if somebody can provide a picture.

Thanks.
58  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Emissions Decal - any interest? on: July 05, 2012, 03:21:09 PM
Any chance you will reproduce the correct one for the later cars.  I have an 8A Z.

Not at this time.
59  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Emissions Decal - any interest? on: July 02, 2012, 06:58:56 PM
OK.  for those of us who do not know your website? or how to order?  or how much?   Smiley   Can you help?
I really didn't want to use this thread as a "classified" forum, but yes I can provide that information.  They are $8 including shipping.  The link is in "The Blue Beast" url in my signature below or you can go here and follow the "detail decals" links.
60  Camaro Research Group Discussion / Originality / Re: 69 Z/28 Emissions Decal - any interest? on: July 02, 2012, 02:16:20 PM
Happy to report this project is completed.  Below is a picture of our product against the original.

In addition to all the usual spacing, alignment and font errors on the available repros, there are a couple of little things to point out here.  First, on the sixth line from the top where it has “1/4” take note of the angle of the “/” in the original.  Now look at the repros shown in my first post in this thread.  Second, take a look at the bottom two Red lines where the “degree” symbol is shown.  On the original this symbol is extremely large and not really positioned near the top of that character space as you might think it should.  Now look at those repros again.  Is this being “really” picky?  I guess, but you might as well make it as correct as possible.

Information is on my website below for those still interested in this item.


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