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#688553 - Sat Oct 23 2010 05:46 AM Dash Grill trim "chevrolet" Font?  
rc356s  Offline
Shop Shark
Joined: Nov 2008
Posts: 203
California
Hi All,

Does anyone know what type of font is used in the "Chevrolet", trim piece above the speaker grill. The closest I can come up with is Broadway font?

Thanks,

skipper




#688612 - Sat Oct 23 2010 04:33 PM Re: Dash Grill trim "chevrolet" Font? [Re: rc356s]  
Czechman  Offline
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Raleigh, NC
That font was designed specifically by Chevrolet Graphics Department for that specific use. There may be some stock fonts with a faint resemblance (like Broadway which isn't even close) but nothing closer.

Auto manufacturers spend lots of money on graphics and seldom, or never, use existing fonts for their corporate identity.

Why do you ask?


Woody
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#688663 - Sat Oct 23 2010 09:16 PM Re: Dash Grill trim "chevrolet" Font? [Re: Czechman]  
Woogeroo  Offline
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rc356s,
for what year / model truck?

someone on here might can guide you somewhere.

-W


#688711 - Sun Oct 24 2010 12:53 AM Re: Dash Grill trim "chevrolet" Font? [Re: Woogeroo]  
rc356s  Offline
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California
Sorry,I always forget to include my info. My truck is a 1950 1/2 ton and I would like to get the correct font to make a stencil to paint the script on my tool box and maybe my valve cover.



#689048 - Mon Oct 25 2010 12:30 PM Re: Dash Grill trim "chevrolet" Font? [Re: rc356s]  
Czechman  Offline
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Read my original post.

If all you want is to duplicate the word CHEVROLET take the part to a sign shop and they can scan and reproduce it then cut you some vinyl letters in any size.

BTW, I'm retired after 35 years in graphics where re-creating old fonts with Fontographer was my speciality. Recently I made a set of rub-down transfers to restore my instrument cluster and had to re-create the font to do so.

Details can be seen HERE


Woody
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#689113 - Mon Oct 25 2010 06:44 PM Re: Dash Grill trim "chevrolet" Font? [Re: Czechman]  
Brad Allen  Offline
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I think I would sell your transfers to make some extra money for your truck fund.


#689147 - Mon Oct 25 2010 10:01 PM Re: Dash Grill trim "chevrolet" Font? [Re: Brad Allen]  
bowtietim  Offline
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I think I would follow woodys advice.



Tim

Last edited by cletis; Mon Oct 25 2010 11:38 PM. Reason: removed offer to buy

"A house is built with boards and beams,a home is built with love and dreams"

Look deep before you leep !!!

"Everything is Everything"

"If I say a mouse can pull a house,Hitch him up"

My 1951 Chevrolet 3100

My 1951 3100 Suburban

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#689156 - Mon Oct 25 2010 10:59 PM Re: Dash Grill trim "chevrolet" Font? [Re: bowtietim]  
Czechman  Offline
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If I wasn't up to my ears in my truck I'd get serious about this and expand the line. There are some variations between years and GMC/Chevy.

Editor's note: Buying and selling is not allowed in General Truck Talk. Please use PM for inquiries.


Last edited by cletis; Mon Oct 25 2010 11:42 PM. Reason: removed link to parts for sale.

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#727237 - Sun Mar 06 2011 02:44 PM Re: Dash Grill trim "chevrolet" Font? [Re: Czechman]  
LonnieC  Offline
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Orlando, Florida
Resurrecting an old post ...

Do any of you have a high resolution "Chevrolet" graphic file that I can use to create vinyl letters for my '54 dash? I'd like to see if a sign shop can make them.

Thanks,

- Lonnie


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#891526 - Tue Oct 23 2012 05:58 PM Re: Dash Grill trim "chevrolet" Font? [Re: LonnieC]  
LonnieC  Offline
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Resurrecting this old post again. I created CHEVROLET letters for my '54 dash. I summarized it in a new thread about '54 dash details.

> '54 Dash Letters, Stripes, Grille, Bowtie


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