Look at what I did today. Ground-up window sticker repro.

69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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So I've been messing around with repro-ing stuff that I cannot find anywhere (or it's low quality or just plain wrong if I do), like the SPID stickers, door jamb decals, emission decals on the rad shroud, air cleaner and brake reservoir decals, as well as re-creating a window sticker for my 87 442. I used to have that file somewhere, but couldn't find it so today I made a new one....

Original:
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My repro:
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The main reason I wanted to do this was to make it so I could post this with the car at car shows instead of subjecting my original window sticker to theft/damage/loss, etc., if I take it to shows. If something happens to the repro...so what? I'll just print out and laminate another one. I know it's not perfect, but it's a lot of work to begin with but I'm sure nobody's going to notice since they won't have the original next to it to notice where it's messed up anyway. But the options and everything are listed correctly, and that's what counts.

Just thought I'd share. If you have an old damaged window sticker you need help with, let me know. I may be able to help you fix it. Or maybe not.
 
pontiacgp

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That is really neat and I don't know how you reproduced that. I don't have a window sticker but I do have a picture of something that maybe you can reproduce for me...:cool:

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69hurstolds

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Very cool! What software did you use?
Photo shop. Interestingly, the font is a mismatch of standard fonts. Took me a while to figure it out.
 
69hurstolds

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And if you think that was cool, putzing around on the webz today I found a newspaper ad from the selling dealer AROUND the time my car would have likely either just getting there or soon to be. April 30, 1987. Last day for 3.9% financing! My car was built in April 87.

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69hurstolds

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Plus I built me a kit for the underhood areas. Laser printed on polymer base decals. Should last a long time.

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69hurstolds

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That is really neat and I don't know how you reproduced that. I don't have a window sticker but I do have a picture of something that maybe you can reproduce for me...:cool:

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Awesome! Looks like it's actual size too. :) Think I'll have to pass on this particular one though.
 
69hurstolds

69hurstolds

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More piddling around. ECS sells these for like 120 bucks through Gbodyparts.com. Yeesh. Why pay that when I can artwork my own?

Originals:
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My repros in progress (obviously not to scale or showing quality here but in reality, they're darn near spot on):

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WV CHEVY MANN

WV CHEVY MANN

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Just a great job on these to say the least.... I like them a lot .. Thanks for sharing my friend ...
 

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