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« on: January 31, 2011, 09:19:45 PM »

Can anyone direct me to who sells the correct air cleaner decal for a '69 Z28?  I need to replace my decal and cannot find the correct decal with "PRINTED IN USA" in the lower RH corner.  The pictures attached are from a survivor Z28 with the orignal decal still attached, showing the correct typeface.

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2011, 09:28:41 PM »

Don't know for certain but I just ordered two...one from Heart Beat City and the other from Old Muscle Cars. Hopefully one of these will work...
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« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2011, 11:44:54 PM »

The second problem is the repro's are not foil over heavy buff/manilla paper backing, they are foil only.

There is a company who will make the correct decal IF (you have an original they can scan or can take some high quality photos with a ruler laid beside the decal).
If you can get the correct one made please advise as I am sure there is pent up demand if the correct one is not currently available.
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James
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Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
https://picasaweb.google.com/112392262205377424364/1969_Z28_Restoration
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« Reply #3 on: February 01, 2011, 09:36:04 AM »

Most of the repo's will start peeling(curling) up after awhile...  Sad
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« Reply #4 on: February 01, 2011, 09:16:24 PM »

77thor,

That is exactly my problem.  The upper corners are starting to peel up.  I restored my car in 1995 - 2000 and several of my decals need to be freshened up and changed, but I cannot find correct decals now. 

Attached is my repro decal which has the "PRINTED IN USA" in the lower RH corner, but the typeface is slightly different and not as well defined as the original.

Speaking of decals, one other correct decal I need is the #3934894 "BM" code rear leaf spring decal tag (for '69 with multi-leaf springs).  Per Jerry MacNeish's book, the BM tag should be silver paper with black letters.  Today, I can only find yellow paper with black letters.  Again, back when I restored car, I purchased the correct silver paper tags from Rick's 1st Gen, before it was sold to Ecklers. 

This makes me wonder why we do not find correct decals today, with better technology to make them.  Decent repros were available at one time...go figure.
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« Reply #5 on: February 02, 2011, 04:31:31 PM »

Don't know for certain but I just ordered two...one from Heart Beat City and the other from Old Muscle Cars. Hopefully one of these will work...
Update...Just received breather decals from both Heartbeat City & Classic Muscle. Both are identical & neither has "Printed IN USA" @ lower right corner. I will use the one from Heartbeat City simply because it has less scuff marks & is centered much better than CM's.

I also received emissions decals & both are similar & both have "Printed in USA". The font is slightly different... CM uses a bolder print. Again...I think I'll go with HC's version.

If anyone knows of a company that sells the breather decals w/Printed IN USA, please let us know...
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« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2011, 10:57:44 AM »

Im in need of the same.
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« Reply #7 on: February 05, 2011, 10:46:50 AM »

I saw a sticker on Firewheel Classics website that seemed to have the "Printed in USA" text. Here's their reply when I asked about it.

Quote from: Merri Jordan at Firewheel Classics
ours have the "printed in USA" on the sticker. The decal part number is :  DC-03 and it is $3.50.  Let me know if you want to place an order.
Thanks!

I have not seen their sticker myself so I can't say anything about quality, fonts etc but this one at least seems to have the text that others don't have.
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« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2011, 11:14:40 AM »

Here's a direct link to the product:

http://www.firewheelclassics.com/store/item.asp?Category=&SubCategoryID=&GroupID=&SKU=DC01%5F126
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2011, 11:16:54 AM »

FinnRS,

Thanks for that info.

For $3.50, I may order one and check it against the original that I have a picture of.  If need be, I can visit the friend who owns the '69 Z with the original decal still intact, and compare the decals side-by-side, photo document them, and then share the info on CRG.

I don't know how many different decal printers/suppliers there are in the market today, but if we (collective group of Camaro hobbyist) can identify several printers who are doing correct work, we need to support these printers/suppliers.

The same would apply to any and all decals we need for our restorations.  There are probably many good printers on the market but they need accurate detail samples to reference from.

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« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2011, 11:28:14 AM »

Thanks guys. Just spoke to the gal and she said all of these stickers have printed in the USA. Ordered mine...
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« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2011, 07:26:34 PM »

Just received the decals from Firewheel Classics, and just like you said, printed in the USA is on them. I still have to say that I like the decal from Heartbeat City because the quality is so much better. Something about the printing methods used by FC just doesn't sit well with me. It is much duller in quality and doesn't pop like HC's...for whatever its worth...
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« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2011, 04:42:40 PM »

Here is a very good company that will EXACTLY reproduce decals.
http://www.ecsautomotive.com/
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James
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Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
https://picasaweb.google.com/112392262205377424364/1969_Z28_Restoration
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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2011, 05:31:16 PM »

Thanks for the link, time to order some missing decals for my car..

There's just one thing I'm wondering; are the decals on ECS' website correct for the cars they list them on their website? Heartbeat City, for example, list the "YC" front coil spring decals for a '67 SS350, whereas ECS lists the same decal for a '68 small block. Also, ECS lists different letters for '67 SS350 than Heartbeat City.

http://www.ecsautomotive.com/productdesc.php?co=g&id=5

Is the "YC" decal correct for my '68 small block? I've never just seen any other supplier sell decals for my setup. Does anybody have info on this?
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2011, 11:08:51 PM »

I do not believe they are very knowledgeable about GM's however if you have an original they will make, and then offer it, otherwise you would have to know your codes and hope they or someone else makes a correct version.
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James
Collectin' Camaro's since "Only Rednecks drove them"
 
Check out the Black 69 RS/Z28 45k mile Survivor and the Lemans Blue 69 Z 10D frame off...
https://picasaweb.google.com/112392262205377424364/1969_Z28_Restoration
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