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    Default Lettering crew cab pickup

    This is such a lightweight topic, I'm almost embarrassed to post it. But here goes.

    We recently acquired a crew-cab F-350. It has oversized side-view mirrors with supports that make the driver's door "un-letterable".

    Does anybody have a photo of a crew cab that has been lettered on the rear doors? Does everybody like how it looks?

    Again, I know this is kind of a "wut kind of lite bar do u have" topic, but we're repainting it and striping it, so we want it to look professional.

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    The best I can do for you is show you some F350's with regular mirrors. Not much help, huh?
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    Quote Originally Posted by EastKyFF View Post
    It has oversized side-view mirrors with supports that make the driver's door "un-letterable".
    What about the mirror supports makes the door "un-letterable"?
    Can you take the support loose to apply decals and then put the support back on?

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    Do you HAVE to letter the door? Why not put your department name on the front fender, or the side of the pickup bed?

    Have you played with the size of the fonts/graphics to get around the mirror bracket?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ttiiggy View Post
    What about the mirror supports makes the door "un-letterable"?
    Can you take the support loose to apply decals and then put the support back on?
    I had thought about that but I thought the big chrome supports might obstruct the view of the letters. But of course, the mirrors are coming off for paint anyway, so we may take a stab at it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FWDbuff View Post
    Do you HAVE to letter the door? Why not put your department name on the front fender, or the side of the pickup bed?

    Have you played with the size of the fonts/graphics to get around the mirror bracket?
    Heaven knows the side of that truck is about a half acre, so it wouldn't be hard to find other places to put it. But I was kinda hoping to letter the thing similarly to our rescue, which has an extended cab. We have traditional gold lettering on its driver's door and then a nice 14" gold leaf & color version of our patch on the little back door.
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    What year is the chassis? It may be possible to swap the doors, with a set that have different mirrors on them. It's pretty cheap, and you are at the pre-paint stage anyway.

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    That's a thought. It's a '93 F350, and those boogers are everywhere.
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    What about just doing a smaller version of your patch thats on the other trucks?

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    We have a 1996 F-350 still hanging around that has the style of mirror bracing you're talking about. Unit number on front door, department name on rear cab door.

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    The link worked. Something like that might be doable. Thanks!
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    If you decide to look into a door swap, anything from a 87- 96 Ford pickup should be interchangeable. 80-86 doors would also work, but the interior panels wold be vastly different.

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    For some reason I can't find pics...

    I have lettered several trucks with both gold leaf and vinyl that have had similar mirror arrangements with no problems. Most times I could plan for the lower/aft bracket to line up in a space in the wording or at least between letters. If you have a creative lettering guy it shouldn't be a problem. If you post a picture of your door looking straight on, and a picture of what you're trying to replicate, I'd be more then happy to do up a rendering for you and everyone to see.
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    Well, if anyone is curious, we worked it out. I had gotten this idea early on but was afraid the crack between the front & rear doors would make the lettering look jakey or hard to read. I think it turned out great.

    p.s. Vendor ran out of Scotchlite before getting that last spot past the wheel well. It's been ordered!

    Thanks for the input.
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