What source sells the correct air cleaner decal for a 1970 Z28?

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  1. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Really getting off topic here with non breather decal info. A new thread should be posted and all this interior talk moved to it.
    Not good if someone does a search on a breather decal and interior, tag and whatever other stuff pops up in a decal thread.
     
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  2. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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  3. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The shadow in the middle is my camera. If printed in USA was omitted then it would be like the orig.
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  4. Budz

    Budz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I assume from the comment below from Jim Osborne Reproductions that no one makes an exact reproduction. Osborne's decal is shiny and printed on "chrome finish polyester"
    and does not have the 'Printed in USA' script on it.

    "I can tell you that the original material is not manufactured any longer and would cost about 1 million dollars to have it remade, not gonna happen."
     
  5. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    So what was it made of?
     
  6. Budz

    Budz Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    He didn't elaborate on what the original material was. That comment was the bulk of his response after I emailed about the discussion here on correctness and I asked for a pic of theirs. Osborne's looks nice, but definitely has the 'mirror' finish look to it.
     
  7. COPO

    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    My mirror decal came from Osborne that I showed.
     
  8. Z28SSRS

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    I can't speak for the finish material on original air cleaner decals for the top part as I'm not knowledgeable enough about the mirror, chrome, etc. The main difference I see is that original ones had a thin manila color piece of thick paper or cardboard that was under the mirror or chrome finish. The adhesive was attached to this piece of cardboard while repro ones have no cardboard and the adhesive is right on the back of the decal. At least I have never found a repro one with this correct cardboard layer.
     
  9. FlaJunkie

    FlaJunkie Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Did GM have a part number for the original decal?
     
  10. 70lt1z28

    70lt1z28 Veteran Member Gold Member

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    This guy:
    https://www.ebay.com/usr/nosrareparts?_trksid=p2047675.l2559
    seems to have some NOS decals. None for a 70Z (360HP). I asked.
    You 71 guys may want to buy one or two.
    Note: Don't know him and haven't bought any, so do your own research.

    Too bad there isn't an easy way to turn a 0 or 5 into a 6 on these.
     

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