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With the proliferation of do it fast do I want it done now the art of hand lettering has gone by the wayside I am considering lettering my RS myself I have learned gunstock making and engraving myself so this should be a fun project. Its all design and proportion and some artistic talent I have not decided whether to letter my truck in western style or circus lettering.

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there are still a couple of good pinstripe/lettering guys around here (Chicago), but I think it is a dying breed. hand painted always looks better, I think

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The guy who did most of the trucks around here died years ago and took his artistic talents with him.

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That talent is something I have always admired,i really like to see hand painted lettering done,i wish there were more guys left that did it though.......................................Mark

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Awesome job!

My grandpa did that kind of lettering on trucks.

And hand lettering of signs.

I was 9 when he passed away

from throat cancer

And he to took the talent with him. None of his 4

Children learned a thing about it no interest to them.

He striped as well like you see on lots of old newengland trucks

And similar to yours jackb61sx How long did it take him to do your truck?

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Back in the '70s our "CF" model fire trucks were lettered by Bruce's Truck Lettering. Is this the same guy? I believe the guy who did ours was a firefighter from

someplace in Massachusetts. He did a great job of lettering and shading.

bulldogboy

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Do you have his contact information? I'm In Ct looking for hand painted lettering, and it is a hard thing to find.

Thanks Pat

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I remember when it was the only way no matter how big the fleet as

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When my Dad worked for Banana Distributors they hired a guy to letter the 5 trailers they had at the time. Big letters that took up the whole side of the trailer. I think he may have been homeless because he was local but slept in the building at night. Then again, in that neighborhood it could've been a case of self preservation if he was working until dusk. He put an S on the end of "Point" for Hunts Point Ave and they just left it that way.

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Bulldog yes that is Bruce, he is still at it he did all the pinstripping on my fathers B-61 that is sitting in the Mack museum and my truck. He is a great guy comes right to us to do the work.

Jack

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Do you have his contact information? I'm In Ct looking for hand painted lettering, and it is a hard thing to find.

Thanks Pat

I will get you his number and you can call him. I know he used do fire trucks down there for Mack.

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Here's Bruce's business card... He has advertised on the Spamfaa website. He was a Revere firefighter....

Nice guy to deal with.

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Yea, I had a feeling it was. Very nice looking tractor

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not sure how these pictures will turn out, but this tow truck is ALL hand painted by Rick Bendi. All of their trucks are hand lettered. Pictures don't do it justice. My truck was lettered by an old timer, Bill "jive" Jarvis. These guys truly are artists

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Here are some shots of my guy (Dennis Day, Sterling MA). He does vehicles, murals etc. Very talented guy. His e-mail address is dayziner@comcast.net

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Thought I had a close up,but we had the Cruiseliner hand painted instead of vinyl . Guy came from close to 2 hrs. away and cost was almost the same.

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That truck looks awesome. I like the hand lettering, looks so much nicer than vinyl. It seems like a lot of guys around here still get their stuff hand lettered.

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My guy spent about six hours on mine, he is older and jokes about it! It was still cheaper than getting vinyl

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