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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #15 on: May 25, 2011, 11:47:55 PM »
So in 79 it was molded in the bumper, can anyone put a pic of that up?

my 77 and all my 79's are molded into the bumper.  no decal.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #16 on: May 26, 2011, 09:44:51 AM »
Are those both Norwood cars?
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #17 on: May 26, 2011, 02:13:17 PM »
yes
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #18 on: May 30, 2011, 05:36:41 PM »
I have never seen one molded into the bumper... I am interested to see photos of those. My car is a Norwood OH car as well.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #19 on: May 30, 2011, 06:16:24 PM »
I'll get them for ya.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #20 on: May 30, 2011, 07:51:35 PM »
GM wouldn't mold the bumper and also install a decal.  Now on the Saturn, they mold the name on the back bumper and you can buy a decal that highlights the name.  But it would make no sense to mold the unleaded fuel only notation and also install a decal over it.  I think Jeff got it right when he said the decals tend to burn in.

I'd also be interested in seeing those pictures.  But I do have an open mind on this.  Never ceases to amaze me what I learn about these cars.

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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #21 on: May 30, 2011, 09:23:59 PM »
if you look at my previous post in this thread, i know it's hard to see, but i does say unleaded fuel only and this is NOT a decal. this is imprinted into the bumper cover on my 79, this is NOT a sticker that has been painted over. if it was a sticker, it would not be as profound. if you run your finger over it, you can make out every letter by just feel alone. not sure about any other years, but every 79 i have seen has this in the bumper. don't know that it matters, but mine is a Norwood car too. also, if you look at PG, Year One, NPD, CI, or any other repro parts supplier, they do not list this particular decal for a 79 model year.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #22 on: May 30, 2011, 09:33:33 PM »
I can't see anything at all in your previous post.  I can make out every letter on my 78 by feel too and it's obviously a decal.  Has your car been repainted?

If you look at the link above that shows those decals for sale they indicate 1976 to 1981
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #23 on: May 30, 2011, 09:56:18 PM »
i will try to get a better pic. yes the car has had one repaint, but this is not a decal that has been painted over. i'm sure me and 4-speed are not the only one's out there that have this.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #24 on: May 30, 2011, 10:00:50 PM »
They painted over the decal  :o
Check this out you can see in one of the pics the decal on the bumper and this car has only 6.7 miles.
http://www.beckortauctions.com/index.php?subp=1&sct=1548&pg=ap&pid=22184&ap_sub=fp
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #25 on: May 30, 2011, 10:33:39 PM »
I asked for pic's, no one gonna pony up?
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #26 on: May 30, 2011, 10:36:47 PM »
In ohio, the guys at the plant burned em in to screw us up. I have never seen one burned in. We gotta have a better photo that you can see.Maybe the company that fixes em does it when there is a repair.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #27 on: May 31, 2011, 10:59:50 AM »
As Jeff indicated, the decal reacts with the bumper and leaves a mark.  

I bought a shaker that had the T/A 6.6 decal on it.  I pulled the decal off and you can still see and feel the T/A 6.6.

I'd post a picture but my decal has just about had it.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #28 on: May 31, 2011, 12:21:34 PM »
I asked for pic's, no one gonna pony up?
Here you go guys. i know what you are talking about, but this is very defined, not like what you are talking about with the shaker decal, and if it were a decal, you would be able to see the square edges of the decal and the lettering would not be as defined. no edges here, and very defined. in my opinion, no way this is a decal. the decals do not have raised lettering like this, they are smooth all the way across. will not magically raise over time.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2011, 12:34:02 PM »
Looks like paint over a decal to me.  The decal's letters are raised like that, but I'd like to hear from Brett on this.  In fact, some of the decal is missing on mine and it's smooth in that area but the remainder of the letters are raised.  The edges aren't and neither is the area around the letters.

Did you own the car before it was painted? or did you buy it that way?