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Reproduction Engine ID / Vin Number Plate

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Hello all,

I am working on my 1971 240Z and cleaning up the engine bay. 

I am wondering if anyone has experience reproducing anengine ID plate (from the engine bay with engine and VIN number) as mine was lost a long time ago.

I am going to buy a reproduction plate from Zeddsaver but I do not know the correct font and size for the stamps. 

Can someone help?

Thank you!

 

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Buy it from Mike at Banzai Motorsports and he’ll correctly stamp it for you. 

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1 hour ago, JPeters said:

I am going to buy a reproduction plate from Zeddsaver but I do not know the correct font and size for the stamps. 

I bought a couple of plates from Zeddsaver and the holes weren't punched in the right place, had to elongate the holes with file:angry2:

Banzai's are as accurate as you are going to get.

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I like the one I ordered from eBay. The vendor, Ed was extremely helpful and made every change I wanted and had proofs to me every couple of hours. He does engraving as well. I ordered mine totally printed.

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I don't think a lot of people have access to a silk screen machine or an aluminum punching die. Like others have said, a few vendors have invested in the metal, printing and punching equipment to make it worthwhile. I think it would be prohibitive for a person to make one of thes efor themselves....

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9 minutes ago, wheee! said:

I don't think a lot of people have access to a silk screen machine or an aluminum punching die. Like others have said, a few vendors have invested in the metal, printing and punching equipment to make it worthwhile. I think it would be prohibitive for a person to make one of thes efor themselves....

I am only asking about the font and size of the punch set. You can buy the Engine/Vin plate already.

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Don't know if it's really that critical. I have seen different fonts used on different plates on different cars... I'm sure there is a specific typestyle used, but I am unaware of the name.

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8 hours ago, JPeters said:

I am only asking about the font and size of the punch set. You can buy the Engine/Vin plate already.

For the 280z tag the numbers front size is 6mm.

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4 hours ago, grannyknot said:

For the 280z tag the numbers front size is 6mm.

What size is it for the 240z?

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4 hours ago, JPeters said:

What size is it for the 240z?

I just went out and checked my 240 and the door tag numbers are 4mm but if you are going to stamp the numbers yourself you will have to make up a jig so all the numbers have the right spacing and alignment, free hand won't work. 

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58 minutes ago, grannyknot said:

I just went out and checked my 240 and the door tag numbers are 4mm but if you are going to stamp the numbers yourself you will have to make up a jig so all the numbers have the right spacing and alignment, free hand won't work. 

If you want it done correctly, as original, get Mike at Banzai to sell and stamp it for you. He’ll need a copy of your title with numbers for verification, They are perfect.

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9 hours ago, grannyknot said:

I just went out and checked my 240 and the door tag numbers are 4mm but if you are going to stamp the numbers yourself you will have to make up a jig so all the numbers have the right spacing and alignment, free hand won't work. 

Is the engine bay ID plate numbers the same size or are those larger?

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5 hours ago, Diseazd said:

If you want it done correctly, as original, get Mike at Banzai to sell and stamp it for you. He’ll need a copy of your title with numbers for verification, They are perfect.

I am only looking to do the engine bay plate as the door tag is still on the car.

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Then Get Banzai to do it. Cheaper than buying the correct dies

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