Rear Seat decal location (2 Viewers)

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The very last thing to bolt on to my 8 year resto mod on my 1968 40 are the rear bench seats and I cannot find any info or pix of where the Decals are located on the early long seats.
they are completly restored and waiting for that info so I can finally call this job Finished !!!!!, I hope ?????
Someone have the answer ????
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These long jump seats appear to have the sticker or the sticker remnants at the center of the back, about half-way down.
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The very last thing to bolt on to my 8 year resto mod on my 1968 40 are the rear bench seats and I cannot find any info or pix of where the Decals are located on the early long seats.
they are completly restored and waiting for that info so I can finally call this job Finished !!!!!, I hope ?????
Someone have the answer ????
Thanks
Did you purchase repro or new stickers ? Can you advise on how to get them ?
 
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Bought my 9/67 (68 model) in 1974. Do not remember any sticker on the jump seats. Only used for a couple of years before being pull in favor of Bronco rear bench seat. Then short jump seats with a 79 roll bar. Still have the jump seats that are still original.

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The original was a paper tag attached with a light adhesive. An inspection tag by the seat manufacturer, Marutaka. They weren't intended for the long term, although some were apparently attached better than others. Originals on the jump seats were centered on the back, half-way down or near the bottom. With the hard top on, they were not visible through the side window.

Repros I've seen were vinyl stickers. Not seeing any currently available. Shouldn't be too difficult to mock up a paper version.

The date was stamped in yy mm dd format, where year is the Showa year. Showa year 55 is 1980.
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The periods between the numbers were pre-printed, not part of the stamp.
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The tags were also on the bottom of the metal panel on the back of the driver/passenger seat.
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Translated, MtK is the Marutaka mark.
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Not clear when the MtK tag started, although they appear to have been phased out in the early 80's. Have only seen one version of the MtK tag. The tags below were on seat cushion bottoms on FJ25 and very early 40s, although these appear to be from a different supplier.
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The original was a paper tag attached with a light adhesive. An inspection tag by the seat manufacturer, Marutaka. They weren't intended for the long term, although some were apparently attached better than others. Originals on the jump seats were centered on the back, half-way down or near the bottom. With the hard top on, they were not visible through the side window.

Repros I've seen were vinyl stickers. Not seeing any currently available. Shouldn't be too difficult to mock up a paper version.

The date was stamped in yy mm dd format, where year is the Showa year. Showa year 55 is 1980. View attachment 2639344

The periods between the numbers were pre-printed, not part of the stamp.
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The tags were also on the bottom of the metal panel on the back of the driver/passenger seat.
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Translated, MtK is the Marutaka mark.
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Not clear when the MtK tag started, although they appear to have been phased out in the early 80's. Have only seen one version of the MtK tag. The tags below were on seat cushion bottoms on FJ25 and very early 40s, although these appear to be from a different supplier.
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This is great info thank you so much. I will use this info to date my repo stamps
 
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Rainy afternoon, ripped out a cleaned up version (of the newer flavor?) digitally. Since they're just paper as OEM, you could just probably print them out and use a bit of 3M spray adhesive. I did pick up some printable vinyl as well, could be another option if you prefer vinyl (more resilient) vs paper (more original).

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Rainy afternoon, ripped out a cleaned up version (of the newer flavor?) digitally. Since they're just paper as OEM, you could just probably print them out and use a bit of 3M spray adhesive. I did pick up some printable vinyl as well, could be another option if you prefer vinyl (more resilient) vs paper (more original).

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I'll take 4 in paper.
 

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