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EA81 wagon tailgate badge - white paint?

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Hi all, 

I'm resuming production of the stickers I used to sell on eBay and I'm basically re-doing all of the designs from scratch, for best accuracy when scaled up on other products I have in mind. 

One of the stickers that sold best was the "Wagon 4WD" badge - pictured in this post. Many of the original EA81 wagon badges I've seen have remnants of white paint outlining the "4WD" but I've never seen an original badge still with its paint. I'm finding that it's a little too specific to be able to search for easily online, including here :(

I'd be grateful if someone can share a photo of an EA81 wagon - the older the photo the better - showing one of these badges in like-new condition. I'd find it reassuring for authenticity's sake, and if it's a photo to which you have the rights, maybe we can work something out for me to use it for promotional purposes? :headbang:

 

In the photo I've got here is a badge in modern-day condition, showing faded red paint and traces of white paint after countless hours of UV exposures and at least 4 carwashes in its lifetime, along with the re-worked version of the sticker I previously produced (white insets above & below 4WD), and a more authentic version I plan to produce (insets lacking white paint). I just want to see it to believe it. 

 

Thanks!

 

Andy

 

Wagon 4WD badge SM.jpg

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I can provide a close up picture of the one on the rear of my 1983 GL Wagon but it looks just like the one in your photo above. I don't know if it would really help you that much. Glad you are back at it again. I used several of your decals when I was doing some restoration work on my '83.

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Wow, those look really nice. When you get to other designs would you do the xt turbo? Oh god i can picture it now digging through piles of dam outback and forester xt ugh... i don't know what is a worse bastardization of a past name the forester xt or the chevy malubu maxx ss?

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Barracuda - did you used to sell the 4WD red decals on Ebay? The ones that look exactly like the originals. Or maybe they were the originals.

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