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Old 01-09-2020, 04:19 PM   #1
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Home made BIG 10 decals

Well, not really "home made" but I found a very close font, and used my (free) INKSCAPE art program to tweak it into shape and build this color-coordinated BIG 10 sticker which I had printed at doityourselflettering.com.

Partly because I wanted them to match my truck, but also partly because I did not want to pay nearly $40 for a set of the ones I see online (that are not exactly the same as OEM).

The company above printed 2 of them for me at $26 shipped!

So anyway, I have the PDF file with the letters in grey (like standard decals) and if enough people are interested I will post the file so you can have your own printed.
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Old 01-10-2020, 08:32 AM   #2
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Re: Home made BIG 10 decals

Those look pretty nice.
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Old 01-10-2020, 04:35 PM   #3
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Re: Home made BIG 10 decals

Thanks - this is the old OEM one on my buddy's truck. I matched it pretty closely and the size is the same
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Old 01-10-2020, 05:55 PM   #4
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Re: Home made BIG 10 decals

I'd say you pretty much nailed it. Very nice!
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Old 01-10-2020, 06:37 PM   #5
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I'd say you pretty much nailed it. Very nice!
The "B" is slightly different... it drove me crazy, until I decided it was good enough... (it's the anal-retentive-artist in me)

Nice thing, you can get whatever color you want! And I am HAPPY to share the design with anyone who is in need of new decals.
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Old 01-10-2020, 07:41 PM   #6
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The "B" is slightly different... it drove me crazy, until I decided it was good enough... (it's the anal-retentive-artist in me)

Nice thing, you can get whatever color you want! And I am HAPPY to share the design with anyone who is in need of new decals.
I'd love it! My truck is a '76 with F44, but someone along the way put a newer bed on it so the Big10 decals are gone.
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Old 01-10-2020, 09:01 PM   #7
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Re: Home made BIG 10 decals

Here are the stickers in a grey that is close to OEM. This is a PDF file and should be the exact size (11.25" x 2.25") as the OEM sticker.

It looks like it has a white background, but if you upload it to the website I linked, it should look like a checkered background, which means that is the part that gets trimmed away.

If you upload it and do not see the checkered background, tell me and I will see if there is a problem with the file.

www.doityourselflettering.com

ps - when you mount them, they are 4.5" from the end, and 2.25" down from the top of the bed.

Mine were printed on the Premium 3m cast vinyl with lamination.

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Old 01-10-2020, 10:20 PM   #8
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Re: Home made BIG 10 decals

Ohhhh, how I love diy projects!
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Old 01-13-2020, 10:57 AM   #9
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Re: Home made BIG 10 decals

very nice!!! Thanks for sharing... I owned OG big 10 in HS... and after I win the lottery I am going to find that truck & re- do it....
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Old 01-14-2020, 01:52 PM   #10
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Re: Home made BIG 10 decals

thanks for sharing, even though my truck is in primer I think I am going to order anyway. I think these will add to the coolness factor of truck.
Thanks Dave
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Old 01-14-2020, 04:45 PM   #11
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Glad I could help. BTW - I am not associated with the DIY Lettering company I linked above and I am not making any money off this. I have used them before for other projects and they have done very nice work.

I just wanted to help out people who (like me) are tightwads, and dont want to spend $40 on 2 decals!
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