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Thomas    Posted 04-03-2023 at 14:07:13 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Has anybody used a painting mask to paint the scrip on their fenders and hood on the '51 8n? And how was your experience with them?

    Steve Dabrowski    Posted 04-05-2023 at 17:24:07 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [No Email]  
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  • When I did my 8N restoration a few years back I sweated a long time over the Ford script as I was bent on getting it right. I think the mask is never very right for a museum quality restoration, but probably ok for normal repaint jobs, etc. What I decided was to find a sign painter who could do it. I contacted one but it didn't work out because they were too busy. I finally found a girl who had a shop painting art on motorcycle helmets (mostly Harley guys who wanted custom stuff). I took my hood over to her and showed her the photo of the first 8Ns coming off the line at the ford plant as that gave a pretty good view of the lettering on the hood. I told her it needed to look like it had been rolled on like lettering on license plates.

    She charged me $100 and got it just right. Later I was showing it at a local museum show and one of the old guys who had been a designer at the Rouge in the 60's and liked my tractor said that one of the things he noted was that I had gotten the lettering right. He worked on the 64 Falcon when he was there and I figured that was high praise.

    Lynn Patrick    Posted 04-04-2023 at 09:00:50 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Where do you get them?

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 04-04-2023 at 10:05:46 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
  • From Dennis Carpenter
  • Lynn Patrick    Posted 04-05-2023 at 08:34:38 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Thanks Ed!

    Ed Gooding (VA)    Posted 04-04-2023 at 04:40:41 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • The link below is for a discussion on this topic that may be helpful to you:

    Thomas    Posted 04-03-2023 at 15:39:04 [URL] [DELETE]        [Reply] [Email]  
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  • Sorry, should check my postings. "PAINT MASK"

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