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Road runner plate...ever seen one of these? #2990849
12/01/21 12:04 PM
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This plate was on a road runner my uncle recently bought. Obviously really old. My uncle thinks it was a dealership item from back in the day?
Anyone ever seen one of these before? I thought it was cool so I saved it for wall art in my shop.

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Re: Road runner plate...ever seen one of these? [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2990852
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Looks like someone painted an old rusted piece of sheet metal. Can you see rust under the paint?

Re: Road runner plate...ever seen one of these? [Re: DoctorDiff] #2991018
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Back when the Road Runners were first produced, there were a lot of those custom painted plates available, until WB started enforcing their copyright. After about 1970, the painted, noncopyrighted versions of the RR birds were pretty hard to come by. Some air brushed stuff was still done at car shows and such, but otherwise, not so much.

I suspect the plate in the picture was something produced before WB clamped down. Its nearly rusted away because no one back then thought any of this stuff would be worth anything in 20+ years. The back side was probably never painted. Gene

Re: Road runner plate...ever seen one of these? [Re: DoctorDiff] #2991089
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Originally Posted by DoctorDiff
Looks like someone painted an old rusted piece of sheet metal. Can you see rust under the paint?
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Re: Road runner plate...ever seen one of these? [Re: BloFish] #2991105
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Yeah, someone painted that. Trying to think when license plates went from steel to aluminum? Wall hanger for sure.

Re: Road runner plate...ever seen one of these? [Re: DoctorDiff] #2991125
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Originally Posted by DoctorDiff
Looks like someone painted an old rusted piece of sheet metal. Can you see rust under the paint?


Actually yes...somewhat. But paint paint is a rust inhibitor, so realistically it should protect metals from the elements.
Regardless of its history, relevance or blah, I don't think it was painted "recently."

Re: Road runner plate...ever seen one of these? [Re: Fat_Mike] #2991169
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The paint shows better in the picture than it actually is. Way better...it was definitely painted a long time ago.


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'70 hemicuda...8 sec street car
'69 road runner 440 w/ Indy SRs
'69 road runner 440-6, 4 speed...Dad's ride
'71 Demon 340 resto project
'06 GMC 2500HD LBZ Duramax...toy hauler
'16 Grand Caravan SXT...baby hauler
Re: Road runner plate...ever seen one of these? [Re: an8sec70cuda] #2991225
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It's definitely cool garage art. up







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