lockheed decal

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lockheed decal

Postby telco.2 » Fri Apr 14, 2017 4:01 pm

Hi, Has anyone sourced the Lockheed decal for the brake fluid reservoir on a 1934 9hp 4 seater and most other models fitted with Lockheed brakes. There seem to be plenty of Girling ones out there but none for Lockheed that I can find in UK
Any help appreciated
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Re: lockheed decal

Postby cdk84 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 2:41 am

An old friend did a great deal with decals on a restoration by sourcing the graphics online, downloading them and having a graphics company print the design on vinyl with adhesive backing.

If you can't find the graphics online, which I question, there's probably someone in the club who has one you can photograph for comparison.

I would offer a sample from my Nine, but it's too late for your needs.

Best of luck,

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Re: lockheed decal

Postby telco.2 » Sat Apr 15, 2017 8:40 am

Hi David,
I've contacted graphics companies in UK but they all say it's too complicated to be worth the effort for a small run. Thanks for your help though & I'll keep trying!
kind regards
Bill

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Re: lockheed decal

Postby cdk84 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 7:26 pm

Hi Bill,

Thanks for accepting my suggestion as it was intended. Here's the thing: my friend used a nearby national graphics store (Staples, I think) and they were willing to make a one off decal for him. Don't know the specifics of materials used, but it seemed that if my friend brought in a camera-ready sample, the store worked with him to get the right results. Give it a try. If Staples doesn't work, ask your friends at a car corral if someone who's a car guy is also affiliated with a local graphics store. Another possibility it to try the people who make racing numbers for cars. They are likely to have had this kind of inquiry in the past.

Please let us know how your solution takes place, as I'm sure you will have success.

Very Best Luck,

David

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Re: lockheed decal

Postby telco.2 » Sun Apr 16, 2017 10:05 pm

Hi David,
Thanks again; a friend in the SOC (uk) has a copy that was made some years ago. He's going to send it to me & hopefully we'll have a result! Many thanks for your time & effort
kind regards
Bill

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Re: lockheed decal

Postby cdk84 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 12:57 am

Hi Bill,

Happy to hear there's a path forward.

Let us know how things work for you. Suspect there could be others who could benefit from your enterprise.

Best Wishes,

David

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Re: lockheed decal

Postby mikeyr » Wed Apr 19, 2017 3:26 pm

it would be nice to have a copy of the decal here on the forum for future uses (like by me someday).
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Re: lockheed decal

Postby telco.2 » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:03 pm

Hi everyone; thanks for your encouragement & ideas. I'll let you know what happens - successful or not - as the case may be!! Bill
PS photo attached of my car as it is at the moment.
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Re: lockheed decal

Postby Peter McKercher » Wed Apr 19, 2017 9:15 pm

Nice looking car Bill. I have a couple of shots of mine looking just like that - same ivory body (red wings).
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