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Old 11-27-2012, 06:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi guys.

I once saw a Mustang that had what looked like a stock orange air cleaner decal but instead of 390 it said 505. The car had a big FE engine in it so I guess the sticker told the truth. I was not able to locate the owner and ask where he got it or if he made it himself. Does anyone have a lead on where I can get one with stock appearance but stroker numbers, like the one in the pic?

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I'd just go to your nearest vinyl sticker printing place, tke a picture of a normal one, they'll edit it, and then print a custom one
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Old 11-27-2012, 07:01 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Any sign shop with a Thermal Resin Printer such as a Gerber Edge machine can "Hook you up."
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Old 11-27-2012, 10:48 AM   #4 (permalink)
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A sign shop can do it for you. It may be a $40 sticker, but it would be cool.
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Old 11-27-2012, 12:11 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had a local print shop make one that looked exactly like this but said 410 instead of 390. I had them make 3 for me since it was pretty cheap to get extras
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Ditto to above...sign shop.
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Old 11-27-2012, 04:37 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Thank you for the feedback, guys.
I'll contact a couple of local sign shops and hear what they say.
If I can find a hi-res full size pic of an decal online, it will be easy for me to modify it it Photoshop and give the finished image to the sign shop. Might save me a buck or two.

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Old 11-27-2012, 08:16 PM   #8 (permalink)
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laurel mountain mustang sells them just like the one you show
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Old 11-28-2012, 02:17 AM   #9 (permalink)
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laurel mountain mustang sells them just like the one you show
I am aware that most of the Mustang stores sell replica decals just like the one in the pic. What I am looking for however, is a decal with the same look but a stroker engine size.
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Old 11-29-2012, 03:54 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I found a local store that will make a laminated decal for me for $15. Thanks guys! :-)
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I found a local store that will make a laminated decal for me for $15. Thanks guys! :-)
A laminated paper decal will probably fade pretty quickly.
A THERMAL RESIN TRANSFER decal, made on a Gerber EDGE, by a sign shop will not involve lamination. It will be MADE onto the high performance vinyl and will stay looking new for decades. I have even gotten gasoline and lacquer thinner on them with no problems.



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Back in my past life, I was a Trooper and a Sign Painter. After leaving the Patrol, I got the contract to provide the graphics for 350+ new Patrol Cars every year. It turned out to be very short-lived because Jimmy Crump, who had ran the GSP Garage for decades, retired. The new regime had their own cronies and I was OUT.

Here's what's left of the first 150 sets I did. You can see how the EDGE works. The roll of vinyl was fed through 4 times, one for printing each color, and once to contour cut around the perimeter. The material is never removed from the sprockets so registration IS PERFECT, and so is the cut-out.

Only the "one-time-use" is changed out with each pass. The color is FUSED into the substrate using heat and the result is the best way it can possibly done. TENx better than screen printing and 100x better than laminating.

The equipment to do this was so expensive, I never bought the machine. I furnished the ribbons, supplies, and artwork, to the local sign shop and they did it for $5.00 per decal.




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bryancobb: Thank you very much for this additional info. I just called the sign shop and they told me that the sticker will be made in laminated vinyl, not laminated paper.
They where not familiar with the Gerber printer and couldn't say anything about that process. They did however, underline that their decal will stay nice for a long time in an engine bay.
For just $15 I'm willing to give it a shot.
If it turns out to be crap, I'll investigate further and try to find an online shop with a Gerber machine.
I still need to find a good hi-res pic of the sticker so I can modify it and send it to the sign shop but I might ending up making it from scratch instead.
I'll let you know how it turns out :-)
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Old 01-09-2013, 03:57 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Just a little follow up on this one. I picked up the sticker today and even if it is slightly larger than I wanted, it will fit good.
The pic is somewhat dark but the decal turned out great I think
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527 Cubic Inches? I am confused
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Front 235/45/17 tire on a 17x8 rim. 4.75 BS
Rear 275/40/17 tire on a 17x9.5 rim 5.0 BS
The rear end is narrowed 1 inch on each side so for a stock mustang that would be 6.0 BS in the rear.

Mustangs to Fear interior.
New 410 Stroked Windsor from DSS Racing
Top Loader 4 Speed
New Currie 9 inch Tru Trac 3.25 rear.
Anything is for sale including this car.
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