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Reproduction Bantam Data Plates

Discussion in 'Jeep Trailer Tech' started by MOP, Nov 18, 2005.

  1. Nov 18, 2005
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    Woohoo....after going to 4 different graphics/sign/printing companies today that can not do the work, I was finally directed to a 5th place that said it would be no problem to reproduce a Civilian Bantam data plate. They will cut and drill the plate to correct size, then do the "sublimation". It is UV protected so should not fade much. It will be made of brushed aluminum, so should look fairly original.

    I am going to use 1/8" stamps from harbor freight to copy my model and serial number.
     
  2. Nov 18, 2005
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    Who's doing it?
     
  3. Nov 18, 2005
    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Did I send you one of the stickers I had done? If I haven't...I just ran out.

    Basically I had them made as an overlay, with a window for the s# to show through.

    If you're gonna have them done, have a few dozen made up -- you can turn a couple bucks ea. on them.
     
  4. Nov 18, 2005
    MOP

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    Nope..and I read on your site you were out. I even sent Frank Sanborn an email, but got no response. These will be a full plate, as my model and serial numbers were pretty rough after being painted over then sanded down to see them again.

    I am considering getting more made up to provide to others, and the store said they would save the art and specs and I could have more made any time. But, I want to see the finished product before I jump in with both feet.

    How much were your overlays a piece?
     
  5. Nov 18, 2005
    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

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    No wait..............Let me find a link
     
  6. Nov 18, 2005
    blevisay

    blevisay Oh Noooooooooooooooo! Staff Member

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    There is a guy on the G that makes sweet repros........Looking for you now
     
  7. Nov 18, 2005
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    Boyink

    Boyink Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Never paid for 'em....
     
  9. Nov 18, 2005
    MOP

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    that Dutch huh?
     
  10. Nov 19, 2005
    Boyink

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    No, Frank wouldn't let me pay...;)
     
  11. Nov 19, 2005
    Maturango

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    If folks are looking to make reproduction Bantam plates, would suggest Nostalgic Reflections up in WA:

    http://www.nostalgicreflections.com/

    This outfit has the capability to make true acid-etched plates like the originals were. They've made a lot of repro hood badges and builder's plates for some of the better antique truck restorations around.

    The decals that Mike had made are top-notch (thanks for mine, Mike!), but acid-etched plates are the real deal.

    Maturango
     
  12. Nov 23, 2005
    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    Got the data plate today....it looks very good. I am excited to stamp my numbers on it and get this trailer finished!!!!
     
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    MOP

    MOP Active Member

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    I know....but my digicam is in Oklahoma..(thanks to a tipsy night in Texas) ..and i'm in Kansas... ;)
     
  15. Dec 1, 2005
    sparky

    sparky done Staff Member Founder

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    That's no excuse. I have a camera. ;)
     
  16. Dec 1, 2005
    MOP

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    to be honest...my digi-video cam does still shots as well, but I just thought of that.
     
  17. Dec 26, 2005
    MOP

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    edit: I'll get a better pic tomorrow
     
  18. Jan 25, 2006
    m38willys

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    When alls said and done I'm interested in some too.....
     
  19. Jan 25, 2006
    MOP

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    Take a look at this thread...

    http://www.earlycj5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=24348

    All is said and done at this point. I will be ordering two of them for Chris tomorrow. Let me know if you want any. As I mentioned in that post, the rivet holes on my original tag and the holes in the trailer were a little off due to wear/age of the tag. I am having them drill pilot holes for Chris with 3 11/16" center to center distance. I would suggest you check your measurment to see if it is the same before I have any made.
     

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