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Old 04-07-2013, 12:20 PM
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Default Coachbuilder Tag Restoration

Is there anyone here or a place somewhere out there that restores Coachbuilder tags? Or does everyone just leave them in bad shape? Mine is rough and I hate to let it keep getting worse, id rather take it off and preserve it if theres no better option.

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Old 04-07-2013, 12:24 PM
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There is no restoring them, but if a good one can be found, then it is possible to have the blanks reproduced. I don't think that there is going to be a big market for the reproductions.
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Old 04-07-2013, 03:12 PM
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I used this company to reproduce the builders tag for my German hearse trailer:

http://www.nostalgicreflections.com/

It wasn't fast and it wasn't cheap, but it was excellent work.
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Old 04-07-2013, 05:29 PM
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We use a local good trophy-plaque engraving shop here in CA to reproduce accurate and authentic data-serial number plates for antique trucks, heavy equipment and fire apparatus. The 1st one of course has set-up charges, but is still worth it versus not having one at all.... and we usually make (12) for the same price, stamping in the specific S/N or other data on the others as needed for us or other club members. MM
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Thanks Patrick, I think the link you posted would definately be able to do the job based on their product samples.
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Thanks Patrick, I think the link you posted would definately be able to do the job based on their product samples.
Your very welcome. I know I spent a fair amount of time trying to find someone to restore my data tag. The place I used came highly recommended from the AACA, and I can definitely recommend them too.

I didn't take a "before" photo of my tag, but here is the "after":
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Old 04-08-2013, 09:57 AM
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Making new, reproduction coachbuilder tags? Don't tell Barrett-Jackson!
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If someone does presue this I'd be interested in acquiring/purchasing 3 M-M tags. They were the same style from 1971-1979 I know.
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http://www.ebay.com/sch/lt.horne/m.h...&_trksid=p3686
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i would like to have a new one made for my 58 M M.
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