68' 400 Valve cover decal question

Discussion in 'The Bench' started by Mike Trom, Jan 22, 2019.

  1. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member


    I have a pair of these for my 430-4 (with the - embossed) and I will contact the folks at American Nameplate tomorrow and see if they think they can reproduce these and a ballpark on cost.

    I also have a friend in the sign business and he may know of a source that can do these.

    Are both 400-4 and 430-4 the goal?

    Hope to have some info next week.

  2. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    My goal was for the 400-4 :D but I was going to look into the 430-4 once the 400 was figured out.

    Good luck and I hope you have better luck than me.
  3. Daves69

    Daves69 Too many cars too work on

    Check with John Csordas the northeast chapter had the GS455 air cleaner decals reproduced correctly embossed.
  4. Mike Trom

    Mike Trom Blah, Blah, Blah

    This is what I made in CAD 10+ years ago, Home printing would not work due to the shields having to be white. Everything in gray would actually be chrome finish. Drawing those deer heads was interesting.


    I really can't stand the current repros that are available....
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  5. red67wildcat

    red67wildcat Well-Known Member

    A46357F4-69AD-47A4-AB4A-F3CFC392EE26.jpeg 4B2D307B-CF20-4153-94F2-709A3A55903D.jpeg Late to the conversation but the orig ones on a motor I have it looks flat black
  6. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

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  7. TrunkMonkey

    TrunkMonkey Well-Known Member

    Thanks for bringing this back to the top.

    One place stated more than $2k for dies, and another just said; "it would probably be too much" and another stated; "sorry, we can't help you."
    All of them advertise metal embossing, and some of there products are "one off" items, such as nameplates and other very thin metal, embossed or engraved work, so I am not sure why this is so difficult. I have had silver and copper 1 oz "coins" sculpted art, dies made and pressed, so I know a lot of the issues involved.

    I am still trying to find someone who can make them "correct". Not giving up easily, but it will take more time.

    Perhaps I will send the information to my "mint" contact and see if a younger die art sculptor might take it on. It is simpler art than a coin's detail, so it should be much less to have dies made. And I have a friend in the sign business that is looking into the material, so this may be a small batch, hand made gig.
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  8. Chi-Town67

    Chi-Town67 Gold Level Contributor

    :cool: Thanks for your effort Michael.
  9. Kenny462

    Kenny462 Gold Level Contributor

    black is gloss-white border around numbers tri-shield has no color on a chrome background. hope this helps! kenny462

    BUQUICK I'm your huckleberry.

    Having correct 400-4 decals someday would really be cool. Sounds like it will be difficult but thanks for continuing to look into it and not giving up.
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