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Old 04-21-2019, 01:56 PM
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I have re-created the seat belt tags for GM vehicles. I use the original material and sizes. I can do any tag any date for any model or year. I will do these for any member for free just pay $10 for material and shipping for 4 tags, 2 date tags and 2 warning tags. Just send a clear picture with tag dimensions. For NCRS TAG send an original tag for exact matching.

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That's a very generous offer Buddy.
Nice work too
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Old 04-22-2019, 10:33 PM
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Your tags look pretty good. The fonts you used are standard, rather than the "compressed" fonts GM used. But they look a WHOLE LOT better than the old, tattered and almost unreadable original tags.
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Im working on finding the orig fonts. Any advise on where i can find them would be appreciated.
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Just curious, are you also making the '71 tags?


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Your font style looks correct. But the compressed version is 'squeezed' to be thinner; the O's have flatted sides, etc. Whatever style you chose, you just need to find that one "compressed" (ie, Arial, compressed). You can experiment with the font drop menu in MS-Word. I think there are some fonts with standard and compressed versions in that list.

P.S. If you locate the correct 'compressed' font file, send me a PM with that info. I did much the same thing for my '71 seat belts when I had them re-webbed. I couldn't find the compressed font, either, back then.
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The Material is cloth instead of tyvex. This would require sourcing the material as well as silk screening. I can create the artwork for you but you need to do the rest locally. silk screeners are everywhere so the hard part is finding the material. Take it to a fabric shop and see if they can match it. If you do let me know what you find out.

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Here is a draft but I still need to find the correct compressed font. I know its out there somewhere
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I wanted to close the loop on my experience with Buddy's seat belt tags because I took him up on his proposition. They are excellent. I purchased sewed/installed new repro seatbelt tags from SnakeOyl two years ago at $20/per tag (@4 tags) and they have already started to tear at the stitching on the driver's side after less than ~1000 miles/25 drives because they are made of paper, similar to the OE. They looked awesome at first, but are surprisingly fragile. (my hobby car was invited to display at a Concours so I regrettably jumped at the first thing). With the set that I received from Buddy, you need to slice them to the dimensions needed on your seatbelt's model year, but they are made of Tyvek instead of paper. They look identical to SnakeOyl's repro tags, also printed on bright white paper as Factory original, but without the prospect of tearing for a long time, a noticeable upgrade that will pass on if legacy is your thing (as me). Buddy made a couple of tweaks based on 7T's' good point about the font. I still don't know how he obtained the proprietary "Firestone" font, but am appreciative of both, the design and highly (highly) competitive cost vs. SnakeOyl's offering that has barely lasted 2-years without degrading. I'm attaching a pic of one of the original seatbelt tags on my car (`'82), and the superior (IMHO) set that I received from Buddy for only $10. I plan to install them next Winter, once and for all.



Bottom line, if you want to replace your raggedy seatbelt tags with sparkling new ones, this is a high quality, affordable and durable repro option from a fellow C3 forum member.



**Buddy, I know you did not expect this endorsement, but I'm pleased so far, sir.



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