Restoration Process – Crain Daly License Frame

Hello, ’67 Beetle community. I hadn’t intended on sharing, but a conversation with the mighty Jay Salser last night has convinced me otherwise. I finally was able to restore our original Crain Daly Dealership frame. Each letterform had to be painted by hand; it took some patience.

If I hadn’t mentioned before, it’s where our ’67 Beetle was purchased in Dec of 1966.

Anyway, see below. Like all vintage VW restoration, I always enjoy the process of making the old new again.

The Finishing Touches for Your Vintage Volkswagen™

Posted by Eric Shoemaker

Hello, I'm Eric. I started 1967beetle.com. I also own Lane Russell, a leading supplier of VW parts for your classic Volkswagen restoration. I drive a '67 Beetle daily and love to share vintage Volkswagen stories with the world.

  1. It looks nice, yet I’m not one for advertising without compensation.

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    1. Thanks, Mark. This is my own private work, so I’m only showing for the ’67 Beetle community to see the process.

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  2. Nice job Eric, It looks great.

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  3. Eric ,send it to Canada,I will mount it. You did a nice job. Bob Ebert

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  4. Great job Eric,
    I love the old dealer plate frames. I have a collection of them, including the ones on my bug, from my selling dealer, Crest Motors VW, Escondido, CAL.

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  5. Very nice!

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  6. Over the years I bought a couple of VWs from F-A Motors in Rochester, New York; one from Stateside Motors in Jamestown,New York and a handful from Chris Motors in Decatur,Georgia and have had no luck finding a tag frame from any of them. Anybody got any ideas on where to search? Jim Miner

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  7. Very good job, Eric. I have done the same a couple of times. Do you know that we used to toss these frames because they would
    bounce during driving and would damage the paint on the decklids! I have a Clarence Talley frame on my ’67. Clarence was the first VW dealership in Dallas, Texas. I have searched but cannot locate a plate from the Lyle Osmund Dealership of Dallas, TX, which sold my ’67 to the first owner. Keep up the good work! jay

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