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Door numbers over the 4th gen door contours.


Keith

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Well, I screwed up my door number decals trying to apply them. How the *&^% do you deal with the contour changes and the molding on the ridge? Do ouy cut the decals and apply them in pieces? I have no patience for things like this.

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Nope. I already ruined one set of numbers and plan to try again when I calm down. Removing the trim is a good idea - thanks for the tip.

 

Do we REALLY need 18" numbers?

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Yes,18" is correct,but you can go 17" if that works better for you.

The big numbers look really good on the cars and small numbers would look....Small...

Tony

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If you look at the pics in my sig, those are 12" numbers. For AI, I specifically bought that size to avoid the evil contours on the 4th gen Firebird doors... That is why I asked the question - I am trying to avoid the peak of the door with the molding on it. The door is only 26" tall. Look closely at the contours on the door - I am going to have to cut/overlap portions of the numbers and use heat to stretch other portions them to get them to lay flat... I am going to try again since I am going to have to re-order at least one set of door numbers again, but if I screw it up again I am going to pay someone else to do it!

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Take off the molding first. Than put on the number from top to bottom. I have alternatively tried tucking the number into the channel down the middleof the door, cutting the number in the middle to allow it to be tucked in the channel and simply putting it on top to bottom and ignoring the channel.

 

All seem to work, but method 1 seems the best but requiring a second person helping.

 

Perry

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  • 2 weeks later...

find the local dity college ..... call the director of the art dept..... have them recomend a student that is good with an airbrush.... probally cheaper than a set of numbers..... and usally the kid is so happy to do it they won't want to charge you....... high school and local colleges are a great source of "bodies" to help out in their areas of expertise.

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sorry bout the size (of the font) getting old.... and a new computer..... should have checked preview also........ High Schools and Colleges can be a great source of talent....... I tried to get some pit help from our local one ...... but they run a factory stock chevelle over at Marin.... to bad they aren't learning to turn right. ,,,,,, but at least they are doing something on the weekends that keeps them out of trouble!

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