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One of the guys In the UVU street rod program is building a 36 ford UTE , He chopped the top off making a convertible , extended the cab about 6 inches, the bed is all new that he built. He embossed a Ford script in the tailgate. He used a model A ford tailgate for the pattern and made male and female dies out of bondo, drilled register holes to align the dies . The pressed letters are not a crisp as a model T running board or A tail gate but still look pretty good. The truck was Displayed in the Salt Lake Autorama College Booth projects area last spring but I didn't get a pict of the rear because of the way it was parked.

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thanks for sharing this excellent idea. i have to repaint my truk trunk, i might emboss chevrolet like the original tailgate had.

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thanks for sharing this excellent idea. i have to repaint my truk trunk, i might emboss chevrolet like the original tailgate had.
Or maybe "CHEVY", just to be different...
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That is very impressive and looks great!!!
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Thanks guys. Hopefully someone else can apply the technique. I'd love to see the results.

The only pics I currently have in paint was before rubbing it out. I'll try to take one of the finished product and add to the post.

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Thats really a neat idea
Im going try it
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I make GM restoration parts at work everyday and we emboss various things on tailgates and other panels using a very large press. It's pretty neat to see it small scale and diy friendly.

what was the sheet thickness that was stamped for that?

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I make GM restoration parts at work everyday and we emboss various things on tailgates and other panels using a very large press. It's pretty neat to see it small scale and diy friendly.

what was the sheet thickness that was stamped for that?
I'm sure it was whatever was used on the trunk lid, probably around 22 gauge. The sheet used to make the letters was slightly thinner, probably 24 gauge. I wanted the effect to be subtle.

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thanks for sharing this excellent idea. i have to repaint my truk trunk, i might emboss chevrolet like the original tailgate had.

......Ogreolet ???????
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AWESOME!

How did you get the realistic basketball hoop to appear and disappear in the finished photos LOL
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......Ogreolet ???????
dang I would be looking to polish It.
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How did you get the realistic basketball hoop to appear and disappear in the finished photos LOL
Thanks!

It didn't actually disappear, it just changed into a tree.
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I wonder if it would work using a emblem? cross flags, name plate etc?
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