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Old 09-27-2004, 07:37 PM   #71
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One of my favorite members of the DenCO Unit is an 'Eight Star General'...Ray Deselms, he is over 90 years old. He attended the RMVAC Rally this year with his travelling companion Sparky Bryant...they have travelled together for over 40 years dating back to when their respective spouses were still alive. He pulls his '62 Overlander (original owner) with his B-Van, so they each have their own place to stay. Aren't they cute!?

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gosh....if i had that set up i think marriage actually might be viable.....
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Old 09-27-2004, 08:00 PM   #72
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Talk about what good clean livin will do for ya..............
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Old 09-27-2004, 08:19 PM   #73
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by the way....which person gets the doghouse?
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Old 09-27-2004, 09:30 PM   #74
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Doghouse???? Are either really a doghouse?

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by the way....which person gets the doghouse?
You know...I'm not sure ~ they are always up late playing cards! I've never noticed...although being the gentleman he is, he probably sleeps in the B-Van.

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Old 02-26-2005, 01:54 PM   #75
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I'm thinking about getting some Premium Vinyl numbers made, as suggested in this thread. Does anyone know what Font style WBCCI uses for these big red numbers?

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Old 02-27-2005, 12:49 PM   #76
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Just pick a font face

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I'm thinking about getting some Premium Vinyl numbers made, as suggested in this thread. Does anyone know what Font style WBCCI uses for these big red numbers?

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I picked a less chunky font face than the supplied Airstream numbers. I have since had a lot of complements on how nice my numbers look. I think I just used the standard font that the vendor supplied in a red 6" size.
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Old 02-27-2005, 01:35 PM   #77
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We were lucky and managed to get the same numbers that the original owners had on the rig (1967). Really, really lucky because the number had been dormant for quite a long, long time!

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Old 02-27-2005, 04:11 PM   #78
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Give a thought to white numbers on the stone shield in front and window in back. They are easier to see (white on dark windows), and last much longer. I put 4 inch numbers on the window in front also, so they can be seen at rallies when the stone shield is up.
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Old 02-27-2005, 04:38 PM   #79
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FYI, I just noticed an add in the February Blue Beret. "Cramer Graphics Announces Static Cling Window Signs. Place on inside window, rub down, remove any time, no-mess-no-fuss!"

Looks like the company is located in Kansas City Mo. 816-943-1312 cramergraf@kc.rr.com

Maybe the ticket for those of us who rather not have the numbers on the trailer. I might give them a call to see what a couple of sets would run. Might also be an alternative to forum decals assuming that the design would be visible from inside the window. I'll let you all know.

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Old 02-27-2005, 04:47 PM   #80
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Hi John,

Those red #s on your 22' CCD AS look good. I guess they don't have to match exactly, just close enough.

What FIS were you in?
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Old 02-27-2005, 06:12 PM   #81
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Greetings Pick!

WBCCI once used black numbers. My '64 Overlander had black numbers on it when I purchased it in 1995. At the time, I was told that the club switched from the black to red numbers around 1990. For whatever reason, the black numbers were far more difficult to remove than the red numbers. If I remember what the original owners of my coach told me years ago (they were friends of my family and this would have been about 1970), WBCCI numbers were painted on the coach by the owners or sign painters - - one of my uncles was a sign painter and had painted the numbers on their '57 coach just a few years before they traded it on the '64 Overlander.

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My father joined the WBCCI in the early 70's. We had red numbers on three different Airstreams.
Have been using red for some time now....
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Old 03-15-2005, 08:35 PM   #82
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high-quality numbers

Did anyone have vinyl numbers of high quality made on a spaced sheet? Where did you have it done and would they do it for me by mail? If you had a good experience let us know. Tom
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Old 03-15-2005, 09:34 PM   #83
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I had my white numbers made at a local sign shop where I winter in Dade City Florida. They have been on the windows for three years without any sign of deteroiation.
Any sign shop in your area should be able to make what you want.
Even the best red is unstable, so they will fade after a few years in the sun. I like the white numbers on the dark windows. No damage to the clear coat. Readable from a much longer distance than the red. Longer life. Some static from old time WBCCI.
Pay your money and take your choice.
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Old 03-19-2005, 01:03 PM   #84
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Big Red Number tradition

We just signed up for the WBCCI membership and also joined our local Sierra Nevada Unit.

After much research on the Big Red Numbers, and great information found on this forum, I called the WBCCI hq and asked if the original numbers, that are faintly showing on the front and back of 'Buttercup,' were available. And they were! #17330

We are now anxiously awaiting their arrival. We'll have 2 sets made at our local sign shop -- one for now, before we polish and one for later, after we polish.

The numbers represent tradition for me. I think they are beautiful. They are like a name badge at a convention or a personalized license plate. A gentle greeting that says "hello." They give the impression, like a blast from the past, of friendliness and a neighborly environment. To us, that's what the WBCCI and having an Airstream is all about. We can be a part of something with tradition and somehow continue on the heritage of it all.

Unfortunately, we won't be able to begin travelling in the tradition until we bring Buttercup home and get her road worthy. Hopefully by June we'll be able to attend our first local rally. Then from there, who knows...
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