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Duplicating Stamped Numbers
#1
Good day everyone.  I am at a point of discovery again.

Regarding the factory stamps on components, how do all of you duplicate them?   Is tehre a cheap stamp kit at Hobby Lobby?  Anyone have a used stamp kit they want to sell?

I have noticed different sized stamps.  the ones I wish to do are on the air cleaner snorkle, and the ones on the headlight boxes.  Not sure if I will need one for the hood latch assy.

What do you guys do?  Any help is appreciated, and I figure it will be a good resources to share with others on the forum.

kcmash
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Figuring out the correct font and size can take some time. Make sure the information in the stamp is correct (PN date, etc). I had the stamps made locally and found the proper paint on-line. It is a tedious and time consuming process. Chuck
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(01-07-2018, 09:47 AM)kcmash Wrote: Good day everyone.  I am at a point of discovery again.

Regarding the factory stamps on components, how do all of you duplicate them?   Is tehre a cheap stamp kit at Hobby Lobby?  Anyone have a used stamp kit they want to sell?

I have noticed different sized stamps.  the ones I wish to do are on the air cleaner snorkle, and the ones on the headlight boxes.  Not sure if I will need one for the hood latch assy.

What do you guys do?  Any help is appreciated, and I figure it will be a good resources to share with others on the forum.

kcmash
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Kcmash,

I have done a lot trial and error reproducing stampings... I have used a number of methods to get a good reproduction of the original stamp or mark: 1) a good straight on close up picture of the original stamp or mark and then I use a photo editor to zoom, crop and clean it up; 2) scan it and use photo editor software to clean it up; 3) use a computer font and just match it as close as possible to the original, then create my own image file. I then print them to confirm I have reproduced the image as close as possible to size and spacing. The final step is to invert or flip the stamp image.

To make the stamp from the image, I use Rubberstamps.net (Hobby section) online ordering to upload the image and select the stamp size and image sizing.  I usually just order the rubber stamp pad without the stamper and use my own rubber padding and wood block (see the pics below). Rubberstamps.net will not reproduce trademarks and registered logos (i.e. Ford oval). Its really not much work or cost with a little practice. Here are some examples of what I have reproduced....

I have tried to use off the shelf stampers for a few things, but its hard to match them to the fonts needed and get the right combination of letters, numbers, spaces.

I also reproduced my own decals and labels. As well as I have done my own Window Sticker and Buildsheet with very good results. https://www.7173mustangs.com/thread-all-...uild+sheet

Rich

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kc, that's such devotion to correctness, well done.
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#5
Still catching up on some of the older posts I missed.
I do not know if any of you ever need metal stamps to add date codes or change date codes on body panels. The source for metal stamps used in Ford tooling is Argon Tool Company. http://www.argontool.com/custom-steel-stamps.php
You can order any size even the Ford Logo stamps. You can make any panel date correct for your car if you want and is done on most of those all numbers matching cars all the time. It is not illegal to do. You can weld up incorrect numbers grind and put the codes you need back in. If it is your car you can do as you desire. You are not allowed to alter VIN# but you can even get a new VIN# tag for your dash and door from Marti. I think the dash tag is like $500 and you do have to supply sufficient documentation to prove ownership.
David


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#6
No doubt how many of these cars which were originally purchased to be thrashed end up with a numbers-matching engine 45 years later... heh
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#7
you all are wayyyyyyy to intricate for me, I just want her to look good, seem stock, and drive like a bat outta hell. (my numbers match) sure they might match whats stored in a corner of the garage but the numbers match lol, stamps..............oh screw that.
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runninpony 
I'm gonna have to side with libram on that one  Big Grin
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#9
Well I am impressed with Rich's work!!
It's funny while everyone has their "tastes" usually restorers
thend to build cars and rarely have to "explain" deviation from details .
With documented restoration it is either right or wrong! I guess that is the same when someone
uses Chevy parts on a Ford (most know)!

IS THAT A BOB HOYT "inspection sticker" ???? I too like those - BUT my rub is they are all the same "number" (state stamp)!

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Hey, I happen to enjoy researching and reproducing all the original paint marks and stamps as much as I do the rest of the car.

I grew up in New Jersey. My car was sold in New Jersey on June 11th 1973. I wanted a June 1974 expiration on the inspection sticker, so I researched what the color NJ used back then for that month and year. I reproduced it from a similar NJ sticker image I found online, but that sticker was blue and had a different year. I used a graphics software to create a June 1974 sticker in the correct yellow. I used an old original NJ sticker that was on my car's windshield to duplicate the back of the sticker and to get the correct size. I flipped or "mirrored" the image and ink jet printed it on transparent adhesive paper. The back was printed on standard label paper and sprayed with a clear enamel to waterproof the ink. Then I just put the two parts together and cut it to size. It's just another little detail that I had fun reproducing.

Changing colors and number is not all that hard with a little practice. I have reproduced all kinds of stickers for other folks, some are forum members.

Rich

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