While I was removing the paint (and rust under the paint) on the running board, I discovered a cool find. Those the edges are worn off, it says "Ford - Made in Canada." I was wondering if I would find the Ford insignia on the running board. Is there a way to restamp the letters that are worn away?
That is a cool find. I wonder now if mine might say them as I own a Canadian vehicle. Was that near the center outside edge?
Leave it alone. It was a bad stamping.
Yes. I found it in two spots, opposite of each other, centered on the outside edge.
Re; re-stamping letters:
If you modify it, it will never be original again.
If the original stamp was worn or distorted, I suspect a very large number of other running boards would be stamped just like this one. This would make yours not 'perfect', but 'typical'.
I agree. I don't believe your letters are worn away. I don't think they were ever there. I would leave it alone. It adds character.
I agree with the others. Everyone knows what that stamping says even with the letters missing.
Thanks for the input. I would like the stamping to show through the paint, so I am thinking a light paint job on just that area. Would a clear coat be the best way to protect the wear? Thanks.
on my mostly 14 Canadian tourer...
While checking my rear wheels, I removed the keys in the axles...Under the keys it says Made in Canada. The diff is 1915 type..
My camshaft is an early type with timer pin hole drilled right through... it also says made in Canada.
Then today I had the '27 Canadian motor's mag coil ring blasted and under the crud was made in Canada...
Very cool find.. I'm kinda keen to go blast the running boards now too... just kidding.