OK before I get into this let me start by saying yes I am hard to please, I expect things to be a certain way, I can't understand when someone goes to a lot of time and trouble to make something and yet doesn't make it quite right. Am I a picky PITA? YES Should I be happy that someone at least offers decal sets? MAYBE Isn't something better than nothing? Yea I guess but heres the situation, I've been looking for exact reproduction decal set for my 1050 and still can't find anything exact. Either the numbers and letters are a different font or the overall size of the decal is off. I've attached a side photo of my 1050. The decal in the middle is the original. The top ones are a reproduction set, notice the way the letters/numbers are bolder and jump out at you. These are however "printed" as were the originals. The lower set although longer overall actually reflects the original "look" but these are "layered" not printed. What I can't understand is that the rest of the decals in the sets are exact with the exception of the black background on the tranny decal, the original was clear. Now I've heard in response that bolens used a few different decals BUT I have a 67 1050 and a 68 1050 and a used hood from a 69 and all the decals are printed not layered and all are the same size and style of lettering. Neither tractor has a black tranny decal and I can't find anyone with an original that does. I would like opinions from others on this matter and while some don't have this particular make/model think of this situation for your application and let me know what you think. If it was an old cub, deere, 8N, etc, etc, would "good enough" satisfy you guys. Now in all fairness I could return these for a refund but like I said some of the set is exact and those I'm very happy with and plan on using. I did find another set which I didn't buy where the size and style of the letters are exact BUT the numbers are totally different. Again it doesn't make any sense to me.
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