Data tag replacement manufacturers

Started by Quentin Hall, September 22, 2022, 10:28:46 PM

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Quentin Hall

I posted a few weeks back that AG Backeast has disappeared in to the ether...
Is anyone else reproducing cowl data tags????.
 I have the original damaged tag and all authentication of vin and matching engine number.
53 Eldo #319
53 Eldo #412.
53 Eldo #433
57 Biarritz
53 series 62 conv
39 Sixty Special Custom
57 Biarritz

harvey b

would it be possible to "print" one with a 3d printer,wouldnt be the aluminum material they were,but might be passable when installed on the firewall,they can do wonderful things with the new 3D printers?   harveyb
Harvey Bowness

Quentin Hall

AG Backeast tags were 100% factory correct.
I think 3d printing would be a last resort.
 I'm just hoping that someone realises the importance of the service that AG Backeast provided our hobby. If someone knows the owner then hopefully an understanding of what has happened might be prudent.
If no one else has the equipment then a big issue arises in the correct restoration of these vehicles exists.
53 Eldo #319
53 Eldo #412.
53 Eldo #433
57 Biarritz
53 series 62 conv
39 Sixty Special Custom
57 Biarritz

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

Hey  Q,
 Why don't you try to find out what happened to him & possibly buy his  equipment?? You might be dealing with his heirs if he's gone.
Good Luck, Bob
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

Quentin Hall

I would seriously entertain that notion if the opportunity arose.

If anyone has any way of reaching Brett, at least to discover his intentions of what is or isn't happening with the business, that would be a good start.
He was in Colorado.
53 Eldo #319
53 Eldo #412.
53 Eldo #433
57 Biarritz
53 series 62 conv
39 Sixty Special Custom
57 Biarritz

Chuck Phoenix

Dealt with Tagsbackeast numerous times in the past.....and will watch here for updated contact info..

Mike Baillargeon #15848

Would it be hard to set up a press and punch out these ID tags?

The font, the metal, the setup ??

Are they copyrighted?

Mike
Mike Baillargeon  #15848

fishnjim

Info doesn't come to you, you have to go get it.
There's a bunch of people that do this.   Just search.
One is named trimtags.com!   
Check with your local DMV if it's permissible to remove or replace these as it varies by state.

Clewisiii

Looking at TrimTags.com they do not specifically say Cadillac but this tag from their gallery is close to the tag from my 61. Even with the magicmirror in script.
"My interest is in the future, because I am going to spend the rest of my life there."  Charles Kettering

Mike Baillargeon #15848

Going to    http://www.trimtags.com/

They don't do anything 1930s or 1940s

Where are we going to get our ID tags reproduced?

Mike
Mike Baillargeon  #15848

Quentin Hall

Yes it's a worry Mike. I've sent an email to Trimtags. We'll see.

I sent an email to gm Heritage Centre ... (yes it's lower case gm now). Got a reply from she/her stating that there are many replacement data tag vendors but gm does not do them.
Hurrumphhhhh.
53 Eldo #319
53 Eldo #412.
53 Eldo #433
57 Biarritz
53 series 62 conv
39 Sixty Special Custom
57 Biarritz

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

Hey Q,
 Why don't you post the town where Backeast lived??  If someone is willing to go there, you can communicate privately. My guess is no one makes them as good as he did.
Bob
 
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

rwchatham CLC 21892

Quote from: Bob Hoffmann CLC#96 on September 28, 2022, 05:37:28 PMHey Q,
 Why don't you post the town where Backeast lived??  If someone is willing to go there, you can communicate privately. My guess is no one makes them as good as he did.
Bob
 


He used a p o box and that is now closed .
R. Waligora

Quentin Hall

Spoke with Joe from Trimtags. He could do it but would need a blank. He doesn't have the dues for Cadillac data tags.
53 Eldo #319
53 Eldo #412.
53 Eldo #433
57 Biarritz
53 series 62 conv
39 Sixty Special Custom
57 Biarritz

Quentin Hall

How do you post pics on this new platform?
53 Eldo #319
53 Eldo #412.
53 Eldo #433
57 Biarritz
53 series 62 conv
39 Sixty Special Custom
57 Biarritz

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

Quote from: rwchatham CLC 21892 on September 28, 2022, 07:30:46 PMHe used a p o box and that is now closed .
There has to have  a TOWN  to go with the PO.
It sounds like this search is going the same direction as the 67 Cad in the wrecking yard. No where. I wish I was closer to some of these situations. I'd make them happen to a conclusion.
Bob
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

Carfreak

#16
Couple possible phone numbers for Brett and/or Carl Stoutenberg
860-677-5087
860-747-2942
860-463-3385

Possible addresses:
294 Marie St Grand Junction CO 81503
292 W Morrison Ct Grand Junction CO 81507
707 Washington Ct Grand Junction CO 81507

Perhaps someone could reach out and find the status of AG Backeast.  Also maybe suggest if they have the business for sale to offer some or all of their assets to TrimTags.com.  Or Quentin could acquire the assets and start his AG Indoor Outhouse creations.   :)

Many years ago, Dave Mikol facilitated the donation of MANY important pieces of a GM Futurliner being parted out in SoCal to #10 owned by NATMUS & being restored in SW Michigan.  He was just an interested observer who made it happen and I heard both parties were happy with the outcome. 

Bob Hoffmann CLC#96

Thanks Sue. Not a common last name. Someone local needs to do some detective work. They could all be related. The other option is to cold call the phone #'s you found.
 Bob
1968 Eldorado slick top ,white/red interior
2015 Holden Ute HSV Maloo red/black interior.
             
Too much fun is more than you can have.

Quentin Hall

This is why I am so disappointed.

Supposedly posted from Detroit on July 15. Sent in an envelope apparently with no tracking or insurance.

 Just so $&@%#*.

53 Eldo #319
53 Eldo #412.
53 Eldo #433
57 Biarritz
53 series 62 conv
39 Sixty Special Custom
57 Biarritz

Moody

A few years ago I had an email conversation with AG Backeast, in the conversation I learned his supply of aluminum for his tags was Home Depot. Simply anneal the stuff and it was very malleable for stamping. I'll have to see if I can find that exchange.
Moody