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Old September 22nd, 2016, 10:33 PM
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Question: Repainting NAS D90. Source for fresh correct decals?

Dropped truck off at paint shop today. Clear coat is basically gone. Paint is in better than average shape. Will be prepping and redoing paint (Willow Green) and two coats of clear. Prepping pocess will remove left and right V8 decals as well as "Land Rover" at hood. In the experience of others that have gone through this, is there a preferred source for replacement decals?

Thanks for any help you all can offer.



Here's a pic of the stripped down truck for those interested in this type of surgery.
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Old September 22nd, 2016, 11:39 PM
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There were V8 decals discussed like 12 hours ago

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...rts-73207.html

I see you've removed the front cage - are you replacing the front portion? I remember I'd pointed this out to you when you first purchased.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ans-58122.html
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 12:02 AM
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There were V8 decals discussed like 12 hours ago

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...rts-73207.html


Thanks for the link. Didn't see the earlier conversation - clearly the 2 hours I spend on this site daily will need to be upped.


I see you've removed the front cage - are you replacing the front portion? I remember I'd pointed this out to you when you first purchased.

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...ans-58122.html
Not replacing front portion. We removed as much of the cage as we could without getting over our heads too much. The portions we removed have been cleaned, prepped and powder coated. We will run new wiring for overhead lighting and satellite radio antennae inside this.

Also you might have noticed that we pulled off all of the LE diamond plate that we could. After some debate we have opted for not removing the two pieces on the front fenders as they seem to be attached with the standard screws as well as some VERY tough adhesive. Planning on taping them off and working with them in place. Hate cutting corners but I think this will be ok in the long run.

Will be undercoating everything after paint work is done. Also adding noise/heat deadening wherever possible.

Having a ball. Wondering what to divide by when I tell the wife what it's all costing.

Thanks again for your interest and help.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 12:42 AM
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Wondering what to divide by when I tell the wife what it's all costing.
"4". And then she'll still say it's absurdly expensive.
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 12:49 AM
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Adhesive under the wing plate? Strange. Could it just be the foam pad bonded to the paint? Would it not slide/rotate after the screws/bolts were removed?
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 03:00 AM
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Clear coat huh

Interesting

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Old September 23rd, 2016, 07:38 AM
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Weren't the LE's and BRG's clear coated?
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 07:59 AM
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Old September 23rd, 2016, 02:14 PM
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Adhesive under the wing plate? Strange. Could it just be the foam pad bonded to the paint? Would it not slide/rotate after the screws/bolts were removed?
May be. I will take a closer look to see if it can be removed more easily than I originally thought.

Will try to remove screws and rotate. I was a little afraid of bending (creasing) either the panel or the plate. Rotating might mitigate this risk.

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Old September 23rd, 2016, 05:27 PM
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Not replacing front portion.
Just my recommendation, but I've told you previously that the front cage portion that you have is meant for a SW, not a ST. If you're spending a significant amount of money redoing the truck, it'd be a shame to keep the front cage as is instead of spending the ~$1,100 to get the correct ST front portion of the cage. In all honesty you'd probably net out by selling your newly powdercoated SW front cage. Additionally, that SW cage was bent to meet with your ST padded cage, therefore changing the intended optimal geometry of the cage - if the worst happens (a rollover) I think you'd hate to see a catastrophic failure of the cage due to an already-weakened front portion.

Again just my two cents.

My post to you 3 years ago:

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I'm actually talking about this. It looks like when they did the conversion from SW/Hard top to ST/Soft Top, that they didn't update all of the cage components, and instead just bent the front section of the cage DOWN to meet the rest of the cage.


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Old September 23rd, 2016, 08:09 PM
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I'll bite. Any clues on where to locate ST front cage?

Also any issues in securing ST front cage to factory attachment points on the SW body?

Your vigilance is appreciated (and complicating).

(Also don't overlook the fact that I am 90% poseur.)

Cheers.

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Old September 23rd, 2016, 08:22 PM
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I'll bite. Any clues on where to locate ST front cage? Also any issues in securing ST front cage to factory attachment points on the SW body?
Yes. The exact opposite of the problem you're having right now. But why? You have an ST.

Edit.... Oh, you mean the frame mounts for the A-hoop from the front wings? Those are identical. Lots of guys recently converted from ST to SW. Maybe you can swap with someone.
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[QUOTE=BayouBeastie;769602Wondering what to divide by when I tell the wife what it's all costing.

Thanks again for your interest and help.[/QUOTE]

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Do it right. Strip the entire truck.
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Old September 24th, 2016, 10:10 AM
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Yes. The exact opposite of the problem you're having right now. But why? You have an ST.

Edit.... Oh, you mean the frame mounts for the A-hoop from the front wings? Those are identical. Lots of guys recently converted from ST to SW. Maybe you can swap with someone.
Thanks. This is helpful. I'll create a WTB post to see if someone has one to swap.

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Weren't the LE's and BRG's clear coated?
My comment was more about him getting new paint and "two coats of clearcoat". I mean, it worked out so well the first time, let's do twice as much this time.

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There were V8 decals discussed like 12 hours ago

http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...rts-73207.html
I found the correct V8 decals for the left and right.

However I am having a tough time finding the front decal that matches the understated font of the original. See photo of original.

Any ideas where to find this decal? I checked through RN's collection but didn't see the exact match.

Thanks / Corky

PS Tried to get this photo to appear correctly.. Too tired to figure it out. You get the idea....
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I found the correct V8 decals for the left and right.

However I am having a tough time finding the front decal that matches the understated font of the original. See photo of original.

Any ideas where to find this decal? I checked through RN's collection but didn't see the exact match.

Thanks / Corky
I could swear that RN used to carry them....BUT, unless you're being a stickler for "period correct" restoration....I'd actually take this opportunity to swap out for one of the below - I personally have always liked this retro-looking decal much better anyhow (the original NAS "Land Rover" lettering looked like Rover just sent someone down to the local hardware store for some stick-em letters or whatever they had on the shelf):
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I could swear that RN used to carry them....BUT, unless you're being a stickler for "period correct" restoration....I'd actually take this opportunity to swap out for one of the below - I personally have always liked this retro-looking decal much better anyhow:

Thanks Jason. That's not bad looking. I am shooting for the ridiculously understated "LAND ROVER" if I can get one. If not RN has some that look like the modern version that actually goes on the front lip of the bonnet (rather than just below it like mine).

I'll keep it in mind. Thanks again.

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Thanks Jason. That's not bad looking. I am shooting for the ridiculously understated "LAND ROVER" if I can get one. If not RN has some that look like the modern version that actually goes on the front lip of the bonnet (rather than just below it like mine).

I'll keep it in mind. Thanks again.

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You don't want the bonnet lettering..those are the much bigger/newer versions.

Try these:
Defender 90 Land Rover Front Name Decal Tape Gray Raised Lettering Genuine New | eBay

Looks like it *may* be part #BTR8704MUL actually...and if that's the case, call Zack @ RN to confirm and you'd be better off ordering from him:
http://www.roversnorth.com/ProductDe...ode=BTR8704MUL
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