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Old 10-22-2009, 03:51 PM
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Default Ambulance lettering complete, for now...

I felt naked driving the Criterion with no lettering on it so, taking examples of what the lettering used to look like I came up with this design. I used Bill Wright's lettering guy. He hand painted this today just in time for the Daytona Dream Cruise this weekend. I will get the Criterion repainted at some point and will re-letter then.




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Old 10-22-2009, 04:52 PM
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Looks great. You need to get Long Hill of the front sign.
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Old 10-22-2009, 05:16 PM
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Beautiful!
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The letting looks very period correct; nice work. It is very hard to find a sign painter today. It is almost a lost art, and I have yet to find one in my area. Once the paint is cured, you may want to spray on a clear coat to protect it. You may also want to have the painter "fatten up" the cross, as it looks a bit thin. Take a look at the M-M brocure for the Criterion, and you will see what it should look like.
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Here is what a factory cross looked like on the Criterion.


http://www.mmchapter.com/images/criterion/crit1c.jpg
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Old 10-22-2009, 08:39 PM
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Here is what a factory cross looked like on the Criterion.


http://www.mmchapter.com/images/criterion/crit1c.jpg
It is a bit thin now that I look at it and will use the 73 picture to put a little weight on it. I will be repainting the lighted sign to say Criterion.
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...I will be repainting the lighted sign to say Criterion.
Why not keep the "Long Hill" sign and make a new one to say "Criterion"? It's just a piece of plastic, you can get that at a hardware store. But the "Long Hill" one is part of it's history, and when it's gone, it's gone forever.
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what they did on the sign is tape off a piece of red plexaglass on the outside then sprayed it white. so one would have to keep the lonehill sign as getting the white off it would be harder then making a new one. but I know a man that you need to talk to about putting one of them back in. it's not a chore for a kid who has never done one. then if it leaks you get wet right now in the drivers compartment. but it can be done.
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Richard, the lettering style and color combination , I THINK, are perfect for the car...congrats..
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Why not keep the "Long Hill" sign and make a new one to say "Criterion"? It's just a piece of plastic, you can get that at a hardware store. But the "Long Hill" one is part of it's history, and when it's gone, it's gone forever.
Honestly, that is the direction I thought about going in. To top that off Leo asked if I were to replace the sign could he have it back which I think makes sense. He felt kind of bad selling his baby and it is the least I can do.
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