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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 5:36 am 
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I've bought a matching reproduction plate as the original is barely legible, moth-eaten and just holding on with one pop-rivet so now I need to stamp the relevant info on it.

Does anyone know what font it is or by any chance does anybody have a set of the appropriate stamping 'punches'?

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:35 am 
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Have a look here:

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 5:17 am 
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Have a look here:

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Thank you - I'd search the forum for 'VIN' but not 'chassis' plate before posting this.... :lol:

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I have punches of various sizes here John, but the problem I’ve found in the past is getting individual letters and numbers in a straight line!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 04, 2018 10:28 am 
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I have punches of various sizes here John, but the problem I’ve found in the past is getting individual letters and numbers in a straight line!
What ive done is use a steel rule,then the punch letters rest against the rule

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I did the same with the steel rule taped down as well, and it still looked like a dog's hind leg!


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Two blocks of wood g clamped to the metal spaced with a couple of spare letters and some card to give a little wiggle room, letter spacing marked out in pencil on the wood. At least that's what we did at school when letter stamping.

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