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Unread 09-04-2011, 12:14 PM   #1
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Old School Shift Pattern Decals, Does this look good?

I want opinions on this. I am thinking of getting shift pattern decals and serial number decals made like the old ones that were on the dash of the '60's CJ's. Since I have a CJ conversion dash, I thought it would look cool. I took some images I got off of Yahoo, doctored them up, putting the correct patterns for the AX15 and 231J on the shift pattern decal, and putting the date of manufacture and VIN for the serial number decal. These right now are just printouts, sized and cut like I think I want, and just stuck to the dash to see how they would look. I plan on doing both actual stickers and magnets, one set each. What do you guys think, too much?







Here is what it looked like on my '66 CJ5, the shift pattern is over the steering column:

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Unread 09-04-2011, 12:39 PM   #2
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That looks pretty cool.
Although to me at least the white stickers in the middle kinda spoil the look.
But still awesome.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 12:50 PM   #3
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The white "stickers" are actual plates made for the Camp Jeep trail guides. A member of VA or MD 4WD Association made them for several years for the guides. My Jeep was in the 2000, 2001, and 2003 Camp Jeeps as a trail guide Jeep. Those plates are part of it's heritage, I have to keep them on the dash,

Here is a better pic of the plates:



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Unread 09-04-2011, 01:19 PM   #4
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I like them

but....as was said before....lose the white ones....
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Unread 09-04-2011, 02:03 PM   #5
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The white "stickers" are actual plates made for the Camp Jeep trail guides. A member of VA or MD 4WD Association made them for several years for the guides. My Jeep was in the 2000, 2001, and 2003 Camp Jeeps as a trail guide Jeep. Those plates are part of it's heritage, I have to keep them on the dash,

Here is a better pic of the plates:

Jerry
Yeah saw that.
Guess using the generic term stickers didn't work out well.
I figured you would want to keep them since I saw what they said but it was just a observation that they kinda pop out.
No disrespect intended.
It is one awesome CJ-9 either way!
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It's all good, I asked for opinions, . Thanks for the comments! It's been a long 14 years since I bought it, been through alot together! The nice thing about Jeeps, there is so much out there for them, VERY few of them will have the exact same things on them. I can guarantee that there isn't another Jeep exactly like mine! If I didn't have the white plates, I think the shift pattern would look good centered above the Volt and Oil Pressure gauges. The reason I put it above the steering column was the one on my CJ5 was in the same place.

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I like em. I was wondering about where I could get that pattern and have it put on a brass plate, to rivet it to the dash. Real old-school style. Nice!
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Well, I can send you the files I have, and, maybe, you can go from there. Let me know.

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Unread 09-04-2011, 04:18 PM   #9
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Well, I can send you the files I have, and, maybe, you can go from there. Let me know.

Jerry
Cool, would you? HINT: Radio Shack has everything you need to engrave and etch brass and copper.

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If it isn't too much to ask could I have those files as well please?
Got a vinyl cutter at work that we use for stencils for the aircraft my dad works on and even though it sucks at making smaller things and it probably won't turn out at all and we only have black and white vinyl it'd be cool to see what it looks like.
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Unread 09-04-2011, 05:20 PM   #11
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Ok, guys, pm me your emails, and I'll send you the files. The serial number decal will be blank for you to fill in your own info. Now, the shift pattern decal, depending on how big you want it, might need some cleaning up. At the size I want, it's stretching it, doesn't look as smooth as I would like. When I get the guys making the decals, I'm going to ask them if they can clean it up some, as they have the software that I don't have to do that, or, do a better job at it.

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