I am an owner of a 1970 Chevelle SS396, not a Beaumont or even a Pontiace, but she that was built in Oshawa, Ont. If you have an Oshawa built car with posi like mine, you may or may not know that the warning sticker in your trunk is a unique item, unlike cars built in the US. MIne had been in pretty good shape until I wiped down the underside of the trunk lid with a damp cloth and watched in HORROR as the ink came off! Before now there was only one reproduction available (that I could find), and it was of terrible quality and differed from the originals greatly. Wrong font. Wrong letter/line/word spacings. Even the quality of the printing was lacking as the type looked blotchy and bleeding rather than crisp.
With the help of a fellow Team Chevelle member, I have recreated this elusive sticker, using a surviving original example (taken from a 70 Chevelle) as a guide. I am a professional graphic designer, and my reproduction matches the original nearly perfectly. I've even included the original typos (missing periods) as they are shown on the originals. Now you can be one step closer to "correct" with this quality reproduction.
My question is can anyone confirm which cars and what date range this sticker was used? What about Beaumont? LeMans? GTO? What about other GM brands? This sticker may be correct for all posi vehicles built at the Oshawa GM plant, but I'd like to get some input. I know for fact that this sticker is faithful and correct for my 1970 Chevelle, and I've confirmed that the Chevelle date range is now more like 67 - 72, based on reports from owners of other cars. Here are the cars that I've been told by others are correct:
Chevelle - 67-72
Corvair - 65/66
Impala - 65 (seen on a car in the mid-70s, original and not a resto)
Parisienne - 66 (seen on a car in the mid-70s, original and not a resto)
Any additional information would be greatly appreciated. And if you need one of these I can post an ad in the classified section. Thank you looking and thanks in advance for any information you can offer.
It was also on my original canadian survivor 1965 chevrolet C10, so i would say that 64-66 canadian trucks, maybe other years of trucks as well
MY BEAUMONT HAS 4 STUDDED TIRES AND 2 BLOCKHEATERS......AND LOTS OF OIL UNDERNEATH
Thanks! I appreciate the addition info!
When I get home tonight I'll post a pic of my original '64 Parisienne posi sticker. We'll compare. I know the font did change throughout the years.
Prince Edward Island'64 Parisienne CS "barn find" - last on the road in '86 ... Owner Protection Plan booklet, original paint, original near-mint aqua interior, original aqua GM floor mats, original 283, factory posi, and original rust.
Pontiacanada wrote:When I get home tonight I'll post a pic of my original '64 Parisienne posi sticker. We'll compare. I know the font did change throughout the years.
Cool! Thanks, man.
Found it on the site
Carl Stevenson wrote:Michael, I hope you don't mind if I move this thread over to the restoration section entitled "For The Purist". I feel it will get much better exposure there (and well deserved exposure I might add).
Michael, I hope you don't mind if I move this thread over to the restoration section entitled "For The Purist". I feel it will get much better exposure there (and well deserved exposure I might add).
Hey, Carl. No, I don't mind at all. Thank you!I know that I'm a bit of a tourist here and I didn't want to ruffle any feathers, so I posted in the "Hi! I'm the Newbie" forum. I appreciate the effort.M
OK....just found this thread....I see it's about 5 months old. Is there a "correct" 1964 version in the works? And where are your repro's available?
.....formerly 64 Custom Sport.....now appearing as MoboMac
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MoboMac, Hey man. The "cheap reproduction" I show in my first photos comes the closest to fulfilling your needs in the strictest sense of being the closest to font weights and styles. However, it is so badly printed that I cannot recommend it. The lines are not crisp. They edges are bleeding and it looks like utter crap to me. Pontiacanada posted pics of his '64 Pariesienne's original posi sticker above as well, and that's what you're looking for, though I do not know where to get that design in that quality. I had had my stickers up on eBay for a while but got ZERO results. I also have an ad on Team Chevelle (chevelles.com) that I need to refresh/renew. That's where I've done my most business. If you have any ideas I'd love to hear them. M
Thanks for the update/info.... Found these ones on the internet....I think they are Jim Osborne's. Thought I'd let the experts have a look at them....