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Old 05-31-2010, 04:36 PM   #1
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My baby lost her dog tag. .

I was filling the radiator this morning and spilled a little onto the support. While wiping it off i noticed my buck tag is all but gone. There is a 1/4" strip of it still screwed to the support. I checked the entire driveway for the rest of it and found nothing. Its gone. It was intact back in 2002 as i copied the info for the registry. Thankfully, i still have those notes, but its just not the same as having the actual tag.

Does anyone reproduce Fox-body buck tags? Where they hand punched? If so, i could possibly make one, but i would need the size of the tag and what style the lettering was. Im still searching for leads, but no luck yet.
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I don't know of anyone who reproduces them, sorry. As far as the size and lettering style (font), I guess someone who still has theirs could answer. Or you could look in the Reference Gallery for pics.
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As a welder/fabricator I'll tell you this thing won't be hard to reproduce.You can use any stamp type you want as there were allot of different fonts.I will see if I can get a measurement and the material gauge for you.When you stamp it just put it on some hard wood to get the proper depth with the stamp.I will go check the car now.
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3 1/2" long and 1 3/4" wide 20ga and the letters are 1/4" tall with a stamp depth of about 1/32".

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3 1/2" long and 1 3/4" wide 20ga and the letters are 1/4" tall with a stamp depth of about 1/32".
Many thanks, Those measurements are exactly what i needed!

I did find a tag in the reference gallery i can use as a sample. The font looks dead on to what i remember having, but what that font is called i have no clue. Finding the correct stamps (font and size) will probably be the hard part. Keeping all the letters straight and level is another matter.

Ill let you know what i come up with. Thanks again .
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To keep the numbers straight and uniform first divide the 1 1/2" tag height by two.So you have 3/4 " which is the center mark for your new tag once it's cut.Make your marks at both ends of the tag and join the two marks with a line using a strait edge.Now you have a straight line running through the center of the tags length.Now divide 3/4" by three so that's 1/4".Now measure off of your center line in 1/4" increments.That should give you a total of five even lines.That means you now have the six even spaces in which to stamp your characters. Don't use a pencil to make the marks as you will not be able to paint over it.Try to use something water soluble to mark with.

Easy stuff.Let me now how it goes for you.
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