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Offline winks79

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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #30 on: May 31, 2011, 12:41:49 PM »
car has had one repaint just before i bought the car. most of the decals i have seen you can't feel the lettering. i'm not saying you are not correct, just really does not feel like a decal. would think the paint would come off it were a decal, especially as much as this one gets wiped down. i knew that decals were used, just thought gm may have changed it. if it is a decal, it is a very well defined one.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #31 on: May 31, 2011, 01:32:20 PM »
Here's a picture of mine.  The letters are all raised and where a partial letter is, the missing section is flat.



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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #32 on: May 31, 2011, 02:15:24 PM »
I think the guys have to believe us guys that had their cars for 32 years, it looks like the paint over a decal to me too. I have never seen them molded in in all my years of looking at birds. Funny that the "molded in" is the exact size of the decal
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #33 on: May 31, 2011, 03:51:33 PM »
Well, there's lots of little details and no one knows them all.  That's the beauty of this forum.  I know I've learned a bunch from this forum.

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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #34 on: May 31, 2011, 11:16:52 PM »
You gotta love it, hard to believe this never came up before, One more thing to check at the shows. I would like to see a shot of 4SPEED's bumper.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #35 on: June 01, 2011, 07:18:14 AM »
Hey, i'm not going to say you guys are wrong at all. it just really does not feel like a decal. but it very well may be. just something to discuss, like you said. i too, have learned a lot from this site.

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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #36 on: June 01, 2011, 09:33:22 AM »
Yes, it's not a matter of being wrong or right.  The purpose of going through these discussions is an attempt to determine what actually is the case.  Lot's of hands have been on these cars over their 30 years of life which makes the task difficult.

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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #37 on: June 01, 2011, 10:52:48 AM »
I'm not saying i'm rite, I learned alot here too, I'm just saying I know the history of my car , i'll bet all those have been re-painted at least once, mine was back in 79, and I put the decal back on, I'm going to look at MARTINIQUE78's car tonight, he has another long history car, lets see what is on his. I forgot to look at the car show on sunday, could've checked 2 more.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #38 on: June 01, 2011, 06:13:20 PM »
i don't have any to compare to close to me. every car show i've been to in the last 3 years, i've only saw one other t/a, and it was a 71. not very many of them on the road where i live. as far as i know i'm the only person in my area that has one.

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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #39 on: June 02, 2011, 12:57:52 AM »
I have 4 rear bumpers for 79's, and 1 on an 81. All are smooth with no embossing. One still has a decal that was painted over. It looks similar to embossing, but I'm sure it's the old decal.

Here's a picture I saved of a low mileage unrestored 79 unleaded decal:


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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #40 on: June 02, 2011, 07:23:38 AM »
Thanks, good to know. so must be a decal.

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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #41 on: June 02, 2011, 09:42:32 PM »
My March 1977 build Trans Am, unrestored 11,000 mile original, has a decal. 
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #42 on: June 04, 2011, 08:09:14 PM »
The one from Winks79 does look interesting....... I mean I have never seen one embossed in the rear bumper like that. It is also hard to imagine that it is painted over decal because the way the paint barely fills in the area in the middle of the "A". But anyway, I have never seen an embossed one and that looks close, but being that it is the only one I have ever seen I can't determine it yet. I still learn stuff every day as well.
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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #43 on: June 04, 2011, 11:18:36 PM »
Maybe 4-speed can get us a good pic of his so we can compare them.

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Re: IS THIS THE CORRECT FUEL DECAL
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2011, 12:25:30 AM »
right now I cant,  as I filled the area in on my bumpers on my 79 and 77.   but when sanding the paint off the area the letters were clearly raised. as they would go to yellow from the plastic of the bumper before the rest of the paint came off.

but when I get time I'll dig out the other 77 bumper I have and look at it.

 
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