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Badge engineering

Post by rovamota » Sat Mar 09, 2019 5:46 pm

Beiderbecke was in possession of a new old stock rear badge bar for a Princess which didn't have the name badges on it as they are a separate part. I've never been a fan of the frumpy and slightly fussy font originally used for the Mk1 Princess cars so we decided to try a more modern looking font for the badges, which I made up using a vinyl cutting machine and software. After much deliberation I thought a style similar to the Princess 2 models would look clearer and smarter but with the same border style. These are made with matt black vinyl stuck onto a chrome vinyl backing.

Anyway, here's the result and Beiderbecke is very pleased with them.
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Re: Badge engineering

Post by Gasman » Sun Mar 10, 2019 1:38 pm

I'm now going to be a bit controversial although I hope I won't be regarded as a troll:

I know Rovamota and Beiderbecke pretty well such that I, rightly or wrongly, feel that I don't have to agree with them just to be polite...

They both know I'm not a fan of this change. I'm not a great one for originality but, for me, this is a step too far on an otherwise immaculate and unmodified Princess 1 even though I entirely agree with Rovamota that the new font looks more modern.

I find I'm usually out on a limb in these matters so I'd be very interested in the view of other's.

Two thoughts: at the end of the day, of course, it's Beiderbecke's car and if he likes them what more is there to say and secondly, I reckon 99.9% of the population won't notice anyway!
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Re: Badge engineering

Post by Montegoman » Tue Mar 12, 2019 6:12 pm

I'm in the "keep it original" camp particularly on a car that is otherwise so original. Having said that, people are entitled to do what they want with their cars.

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Re: Badge engineering

Post by Princess1800s » Fri Mar 15, 2019 12:40 am

I think it looks great, and let’s face it - it hardly changes the overall appearance of the car or makes it look “modified”: Only us Princess geeks would notice - and even then perhaps not all of us!

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