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Farfromslow
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 3:52 am    Post subject: Westfalia tag Reply with quote

Does anyone know a source for duplicate westfalia serial number tags, after paintwork?
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 8:57 am    Post subject: Re: Westfalia tag Reply with quote

This is where I got mine, but I don't see them on their site anymore:

http://www.rentoncarrepair.com/product-category/oem-decals/
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 12:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia tag Reply with quote

I made one that is good enough to look okay to the casual observer just because my original was very tired. Yours actually looks pretty good.

In my gallery (page 2) is an image of the tag and the numbers and letter grid needed to cut and paste what one needs:

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This grid can be used by pasting/painting over the unneeded dots to create any letter needed:

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Also there are all the numbers and the one letter I needed (an E). For example:

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Choice of material will decide to how convincing and long-lasting the result is. I just used basic photo-printing from the drugstore so mine has to be replaced every year or two.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 5:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia tag BTDT Reply with quote

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The story is here:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6664672

The laser-etched metal plate has held up very well.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia tag Reply with quote

Thank you everyone
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 28, 2018 6:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Westfalia tag BTDT Reply with quote

msinabottle wrote:
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The story is here:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?p=6664672

The laser-etched metal plate...


Nice -- I read the story, is the template or whatever a graphics shop would need available somewhere?
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