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Old February 21st, 2019, 06:59 PM
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70 442 tire pressure decals

I'm looking at getting these reproduced, both the first style and second style. Best I've been able to tell, the first style (code OI) was at least until Nov as I've seen Oct and Nov built Lansing cars with OI coded tire pressure decals. I've seen a few Jan Lansing built cars with the second style (code OB). I'm just not sure what a Dec built car would have. I suspect OB, but an unmolested car would answer that question. If someone with a Dec built car wouldn't mind posting, that would help us determine what is correct.

For those with early unmolested cars sporting the code OI tire pressure decal, I'm curious if someone can verify the decal size of 1 7/8" wide by 2 9/16" high. I try and go to 1/16" of an inch. Don't forget original decals shrink with age.

These reproductions will be just like the Keep you GM car GM and 69 F-85/Cutlass tire pressure decals I've done, on 3M scotch cal vinyl.

For reference below are copies of original decals. (Thanks to Paul Sigmund and Joe Munoz for posting these decals in other threads as I was able to borrow them).

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Old February 22nd, 2019, 03:41 AM
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I had a second week December car with the OI. I was talking about this at the 2015 nationals and a guy had a first week December car with the OB. His was a restored car but he had pictures of it before it was restored with the OB. He said it was original paint and decal in the picture. Not sure if they had a week or two of both or if the other guys picture was not really original. I have a hard time believing there were two weeks of both style but maybe?
My 5th week November W-30 I restored was for sure the OI also.
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 04:30 AM
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I just looked at pics from 4 of my cars. I have three that were Linden built, an 04B, 1B and 09B I have build sheets for all and all of them specified the OB sticker. I also have a 12B Fremont car that specifies the OI sticker.I hope that helps.
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Old February 22nd, 2019, 04:49 AM
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I went back and double checked the details I have on the Fremont car. The build sheet clearly lists decal OI (box 105) The decal on the original paint door is ON. I have probably only muddied the water but it may just be a weird Fremont thing just using up old decals.




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Old February 22nd, 2019, 08:04 AM
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Thanks Eric. I knew about your W-30. Your Dec 442, it would not surprise me if for a few weeks both decals were available and the line worker just grabbed whatever and put it on the car.

Randy, I recall you mentioning the viking blue car before and showing that decal. Having a Fremont car myself (albeit a 70 Poncho) I know they just did things differently at that plant.
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Old February 25th, 2019, 04:10 PM
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anyone with an early 70 442 that still retains it's original OI code tire pressure decal on the door can you verify the size, 1 7/8" by 2 9/16"
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1 7/8 wide is correct. This one has shrunk but if you measure the outline of where it was then you get 1 7/8. Unfortunately, the other way I just can't get from this decal. Just not enough left of where it was and has a chunk missing on top. It looks really close to your 2 9/16 figure but just can't confirm that one


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Old February 25th, 2019, 06:10 PM
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Thanks Eric
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Old February 26th, 2019, 02:22 PM
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junior supercar Did you get what you needed from my blue car? I think I peeled the decal off if you need it as a proof.
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Old February 26th, 2019, 04:55 PM
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while I hadn't planned on doing the F-85/Cutlass/Supreme OA code, I could easily change my mind. If you peeled that off, I could have my guy scan it making it real easy to recreate
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I think there's a simple answer to this. Lansing was a two line shop, and, for something as small as a decal, where 2 weeks of cars car fit in a shoebox, they probably ran out of the older label not at the same time on both lines.

As one of the few auto industry factory employees on here, I want to stress that the guy on the line cannot just "grab whatever." He has no authority to make that call, and no time to do it anyway. He's got about 2 seconds to grab that label, and it's on a roller machine on a roll that pops the edge loose for him to peel it off really quick. The new label would just show up one day, and hopefully a guy from Quality is there to tell him about it.

I applaud Junior for making all these labels as a much needed service to our community.
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I would definitely be interested in an "OB" style for my '70 442 05B car (455cid)

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I have both the (OB) and (OI) tire tags avalible if anyone needs one just P M me for your needs

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