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I'm going to look at a 65 car this weekend that was repainted and the original door tag is in place but looks a little rough. The stamping of the letters are all stamped outward, or a reverse stamping. I see other original tags like it being reversed stamps as well.

I'm hoping to find some place to get a new door tag for it and get it stamped with the correct information but they all show the early cars as a normal stamp with the letters indented in rather than raised. I even see a picture of his early tag reproductions on Kevin Marti's website being stamped inward/indented, so whats correct? and who makes the correct stamped tag?

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Mike
 

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The correct stamping is from the back side. Keep your original, no matter what condition it is in.
 

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My original tag has raised letters, which I believe you are referring to as "reverse stamping"

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My original tag has raised letters, which I believe you are referring to as "reverse stamping"

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Yes this is what I'm referring to as reverse stamping. All the places that offer repos are stamped from the front for early cars. On my 69 I got a new plate from Marti Auto works and its reversed stamped/raised letters but Marti Auto Works shows early cars as being stamped from the front on their sample picture.
 

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AG Backeast and Marti do the best stamps, with correct letter font. I have seen some "repros" that were just horribly incorrect.
 

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I received a reproduction with the raised letters but it was over 10years ago and don't remember where I ordered it from. If I find it I will let you know. I think it looks ok, seems too crisp but looking at the one above maybe its right.
 
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