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Styled in Italy, built in Britain - The story of the blue Ital Van


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#151 OFFLINE   Eddie Honda

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:38 PM

Keep it blue
 
Put a mount on each side where the livery goes
 
Have a range of Polycarbonate sheets sign-written in liveries of your choice,


Mounts?

Just use magnetic signs.

That's all we did with our minibuses, so we could pull them off if it went in for a service and we could identify the replacement vehicle.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 06:53 PM

Is there enough metal left to use magnetic signs?
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#153 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 07:40 PM

Is there enough metal left to use magnetic signs?

 

Says the man with plastic wings!


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 07:59 PM

Can't use metal signs

Because travelling metal accumulating community

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#155 OFFLINE   Hooli

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 08:04 PM

Ahh yes, those lovely Caravan Utilising Nomadic Travellers.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:02 PM

I'd keep it stock.  Its more interesting as an artifact of its time than superficially jazzing it up with rostyles and signwriting. 

 

Conversely abit of me would like to see all surving Marinas and Itals retrofitted with chevy small blocks and otherwise kept fairly stock. 


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#157 OFFLINE   flat4alfa

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:57 PM

Same here although with a Commer Knocker

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Posted Yesterday, 07:50 AM

They can do great things with vinyl print and magnetic signs now.
A decent place could match the background to the colour of the van on magnetic signs cut to fit the side panels.
Then the world is your lobster and you can get what ever you want.
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Posted Yesterday, 12:07 PM

how about a retro shagmobile?? port hole windows, shag pile carpet etc etc???


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Posted Yesterday, 12:09 PM

God no, he's got enough kids already!


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Posted Yesterday, 05:06 PM

I had some friends over today and watch me do all the welding on the offside rear arch.

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Actually my mate Carl done a cracking job of patching it all up for Me, 5 hours to do just one arch and inner tub! Mind you that just leaves the lower rear 1/4 on the other side and the inner wings to do now.

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That will keep me busy for the next week. I've painted the front valance and fitted the front spolier but I haven't got a photo of that, I did get a photo of the front of the wing which I've mopped, I think that paintwork will look ace once it's all done.

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I've also discovered that the van was sign written as you can see the outline of the letters, it said.

W.A. CANE (BUILDERS) LTD
Holland - on - Sea
Plumbing & Heating
Clacton 813181

And the company name was in a 3D effect angled font.
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Posted Yesterday, 05:15 PM

Well that answers what to write on it, it'd be rude to lose it's history.


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Posted Yesterday, 05:21 PM

Doesn't one of the AS clam have the ability to make vinyl lettering?

Can you get any photos of the outline to match it to a typeface?

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Posted Yesterday, 06:16 PM

That would be me for vinyl sign writing.
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Posted Yesterday, 06:20 PM

I "think" the main name font was something like this but the rest was just normal capitals. To be honest I'm just going to polish it and leave it a blank canvas I think.

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Posted Yesterday, 06:52 PM

Why not make up a spoof company to get the van sign written?

Such as,

 

           "Knob Polishers"

Your local friendly knocker specialist.

 

Van looks great BTW 8)  



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Posted Yesterday, 07:46 PM

The paintwork's come up really good - amazing after all those years of accumulating dust and muck.

 

I'd love to see it signwritten with the builders name on it, like others have said - it's in-keeping with the originality of the van; what it would have been wearing from 1984 to 1993. The choice is yours, obvs.

 

Maybe something like this?

 

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Posted Yesterday, 07:48 PM

Clacton 813181 is now Robert Wong Photography so you might have to avoid that by using another number.

How about the Sex Shop on 221300. Its on Orwell Road in case you want to pop in.
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Posted Yesterday, 07:51 PM

Sex in Clacton? but the youngest resident is about 65!



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Posted Yesterday, 07:59 PM

Is this a sex shop?

Can I have a tenners worth?
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Posted Yesterday, 08:03 PM

The paintwork's come up really good - amazing after all those years of accumulating dust and muck.

I'd love to see it signwritten with the builders name on it, like others have said - it's in-keeping with the originality of the van; what it would have been wearing from 1984 to 1993. The choice is yours, obvs.

Maybe something like this?

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That is exactly the font it is!

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Posted Yesterday, 08:07 PM

That was a good guess! The font is Bullpen 3D.


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Posted Yesterday, 08:33 PM

http://www.gazette-n...n_Sea_/?ref=arc

https://www.essexbus...builderslimited

Looks like the only remaining trace of the business is the van...
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Posted Yesterday, 08:41 PM

Using the information in those links, it may be worth asking the surviving members of the Cane family if they remember the van?


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Posted Yesterday, 08:45 PM

How about a 'dealer stock' look for it when showing, with stick on MORRIS 575 plates on & mock up dealer price signs? 


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Posted Yesterday, 09:03 PM



Why not make up a spoof company to get the van sign written?
Such as,

"Knob Polishers"
Your local friendly knocker specialist.


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Posted Yesterday, 09:15 PM

Whatever the signage, it needs to include a telex number.
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Posted Yesterday, 10:03 PM

Whatever the signage, it needs to include a telex number.


The conveyancer we last used 5 years ago still had a telex number, a quick google suggests the system is still in existence.

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Posted Yesterday, 10:46 PM

And a Prestel page number

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Posted Today, 01:11 AM

That was quick. It is nice to see that decent progress is being made on this. Most of us probably wouldn't have got properly started in the space of time it has taken you (and Carl et al) to do all of that.
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