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supertrack

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Dashboard plates
« on: January 30, 2014, 12:16:16 PM »
I see they are a lot of different plate on Dashboard.
An example , the plate for the starter button . They are aluminium plate , brase plate and sticker ( i never see this model before!)




spec4don

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #1 on: January 30, 2014, 12:31:39 PM »
That is pretty interesting. I have a couple plaques on my dash that even Gary doesn't reproduce. I had to clean them up the best I could and put them back on.

Don G
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supertrack

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 01:34:29 AM »
Maybe somebody have some idea to remake or clean the plate

spec4don

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 12:44:22 PM »
There is a guy in Poland who does make plaques, he is on EBAY and there is a vendor in the US that makes them also.

Don G.
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
1967 M51A2 Tractor
1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 01:48:00 PM »

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #5 on: February 26, 2014, 03:41:13 AM »
Been trying to contact someone at mvdataplates for about a month-is he still in business? Tried phone and email.
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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2014, 06:00:53 AM »
Any of the plates with raised lettering can be refinished. Just strip off the old paint, clean with a wire brush, apply new black paint and let dry, Wet sand (very gently) the lettering and any other area you want bare, Buff the paint with buffing compound and a buffing pad on your drill (once again very lightly). It will probably take more than one try the first time to get the feel of how to do it, but I refinished all mine that came with my HT. I did have to buy one new plate I didn't have.

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spec4don

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #7 on: February 26, 2014, 09:04:17 AM »
Thanks Steve I'll try that on mine.

Don G.
1941 M2A1 not restored
1942 M3 Diamond T Mostly restored
1943 M3A1 Under restoration
1967 M51A2 Tractor
1945 WC 63 needs restoration
1967 M36 Long wheel base duece
1951 M135 GMC Fire truck conversion

HenryVIII

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #8 on: February 27, 2014, 12:29:00 AM »
I see the starter button and the ignition switch are swapped on some dashes. The hole sizes are different so they cannot be switched by mistake. Does anyone know why all manufacturers did not use the same pattern for dash layout?

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #9 on: February 27, 2014, 06:56:20 AM »
I was going to start a thread about this,
I saw a bunch with ign switch on top and looked at mine and went ok, then i saw it reversed on one track and thought it was wrong, till i saw a bunch more like it. I have a white and my switch is at top, starter button under it

I see the starter button and the ignition switch are swapped on some dashes. The hole sizes are different so they cannot be switched by mistake. Does anyone know why all manufacturers did not use the same pattern for dash layout?
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R.E.Co.

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #10 on: February 11, 2020, 01:36:06 PM »
Just a heads up, the company that was reproducing the data plates in the US was bought out by a parts supplier. They have not yet gone thru the inventory they bought out and said it may be more than a year before they go thru the data plates and offer them for sale. Unfortunately they don't have the man power so they told me.
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steve1973

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #11 on: February 11, 2020, 01:47:52 PM »
Kevin Lockwood carries most plates and decals for the halftrack.

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Re: Dashboard plates
« Reply #12 on: February 11, 2020, 01:55:11 PM »
Kevin Lockwood carries most plates and decals for the halftrack.

Steve A.

Oh awesome!! I didn't know that. Thanks
1941 White M2
1941 Chevrolet G506 Civilian Dash
1943 GMC G508 CCKW 353 Open Cab
1918 3 Ton Field Gun Trailer