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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #45 on: February 19, 2016, 09:58:46 PM »
I recieved mine on Tuesday and I have now fitted all of them. Thanks for all your work Mike they are excellent.







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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #46 on: February 19, 2016, 11:11:10 PM »
Mike,after seeing Hot Rovers pictures above,I remember what wish list item #9 was.If you could change ? to the Bamford winch placard I will sleep better tonight.Hot Rover,that is one nicely presented vehicle you have there.Cheers Hallsy.
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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #47 on: February 20, 2016, 09:39:09 AM »
No worries John,
Consider it done. I'll send you a pm.

Hot Rover, your FFT looks great, especially with all of those new placards 8)

Some rumours are circulating that it is finished? (Although they never really are)...

And a credit must go to you for the artwork of the winch plate as well, a very professional job.


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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #48 on: February 20, 2016, 01:46:22 PM »
Sorry everyone, I missed a couple of posts there while I was away with work.

Carzee, I'm really glad it didn't get bent, a bit of a worry that.
It took ages to get them as close as we could, lots of proofs back and forth with the printer.

If I can get a good one to copy, we will definitely make up some No5 trailer plates.

John, I have not made any switch labels, ( wiper, side head etc.) but I have got some from eBay UK in the past.
Have a look under Land Rover series switch or something like that and they should come up - the ones I bought were thin aluminium with very finely cut letters. They don't look too bad, compared to the old worn out plastic ones.

I do have spares of all of the placards at the start of this post, so I will send you another pm John with the right info!

I plan to bring the spare ones up to Corowa, if anyone else wants any, let me know.

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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #49 on: February 22, 2016, 06:32:10 PM »
Thanks Mike,PM recieved and money sent.I found a site on EBAY re the switch labels etc.When I get out of hospital/recovery I will look at a group buy for those who are chasing these.Cheers Hallsy.
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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2016, 07:21:33 PM »
No worries John,

Your placards are in today's post.

The repro switch labels are not too bad, I didn't really think of trying to reproduce these as they were originally plastic with fairly coarse lettering.
The photo etch process works really well with the placards, but I have my doubts about getting the plastic switch labels exactly right.

There were a couple of sellers of these on eBay UK, but now there only seems to be one.

Shame you cant gewt the genuine ones any more. :'(

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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #51 on: February 22, 2016, 08:17:22 PM »
Mine arrived today thanks. Once again you guys have done a great job!

Just one question: where do I attach the label about oils?

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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #52 on: February 22, 2016, 08:36:28 PM »
Glad they got there in one piece Howard.

Thanks very much, I will pass your feedback on to the art department!

The Recommended oil placard was usually on the transmission tunnel, drivers side, aft of and in line with the yellow selector plate that bolts to the transmission tunnel.

Sort of next to your left boot when you are in the drivers seat.

That sounds as clear as mud. ::)

Here's a photo of a 1963 SWB.



Hopefully clearer!

Gee I need to get onto restoring that, it looks terrible....

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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #53 on: March 02, 2016, 10:05:21 PM »
have mine and I am very happy
I did show a few people your work and could have sold lots of sets

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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #54 on: March 03, 2016, 10:08:35 AM »
Thanks Stephen, I'm really glad that you are happy with them.

As it happens, I have not heard from 4 of the people who originally ordered these, after a couple of pm's.

Not sure what is going on there, but there were some big orders (!)

I also had some extras made up, so if anyone does want any, I have spares of all of them.

Let me know via pm, or contact me at milspeclabels@gmail.com

Cheers,

Mike.

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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #55 on: March 03, 2016, 10:35:14 AM »
Any extras you have would be welcome on the REMLR stall at Corowa you just need to price them up and get them there :D
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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #56 on: March 03, 2016, 11:01:39 AM »
Thanks Geoff,

I will be at Corowa on Friday afternoon, with all of the spare placards.

Looking forward to putting some faces to some names!

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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #57 on: March 03, 2016, 12:21:14 PM »
Mike,mine arrived today(a nice present on returning home from hospital).Great work,I am more than happy.Thanks again for your efforts.Cheers Hallsy.
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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #58 on: March 03, 2016, 12:54:05 PM »
Thanks Hallsy,

Glad you are happy with them.

Welcome home from Hospital, must be good to be out of there.

Not long until you are back driving the Rovers again!

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Re: Reproduction Series 2 A Placards
« Reply #59 on: March 05, 2016, 10:55:10 AM »
would you be into making some for the n05 trailers