Here's what my back panel looked like today...
I have outlined the star with a Sharpie so I can create a stencile for later use, then I put some marks at the top and bottom of the blue drab numbers I found. I found three numbers and a space large enough for a fourth, but all to the RIGHT of the star. Where is the body seam you are refering to? The obvious one to the left of the picture or something less obvious?
When you say that stars were put on at unit level, does that mean that:
1: If I don't find it, then it wasn't there and
2: If I'm doing a factory class resto then omit them?
Reference number 2, i'm more curious then anything, I'm pretty sure my mechanical ablilities, facilities, and most of all budget will limit me to a motorpool class at best.
Tom that reg # 2066837 is what is uncovered on the original hood. It was actually uncovered by Bob. Out of curiosity, why would you have gotten that from a Frenchman?
Also, on most of the pictures I've seen, there is "USA" above the numbers on the hood, so I'm assuming I should be looking for that too.
Any sugesstions on protecting the original markings I've already uncovered while I continue sanding looking for others?
Thanks again gents