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    235 Mercury. Wait... Wut?

    Did a little digging after seeing these on ebay and came across this thread https://www.screamandfly.com/showthr...-HP-OEM-Decals everyone is having a har har over it, including me, but I noticed the faceplate graphic was identical to the 225 decals I had seen. I collect the blue stripe mercs just because they're my favorite graphics (82, YAS!) so I figured WTF and bought them.

    Well I got them in, and I'm not sure what's going on, but they are on the OEM style paper, and I can NOT tell the difference between the 235 decals and OEM stuff.

    So my question is WTF do I have here? Has everyone ever seen these? Someone being a clown in fon-du-lac? These things are oddballs for sure.

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    > Stainless steel Merc cowling plates - $110 shipped TYD - LINK <

    1979 16' Action Marine/2.5L Merc S3000 - Metalflake Maniac
    1984 18' Contender Tunnel/2.4 Merc Bridgeport

    "Where does the love of God go, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"

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    OEM paper. These came out of a sealed decal set for an inline of the same era...


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    These are the "235" decal backings.

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    Same thing.
    > Stainless steel Merc cowling plates - $110 shipped TYD - LINK <

    1979 16' Action Marine/2.5L Merc S3000 - Metalflake Maniac
    1984 18' Contender Tunnel/2.4 Merc Bridgeport

    "Where does the love of God go, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"

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    You can still buy 3M Scotchcal decal film today, of course the graphic on the back has changed over the years. May be "vintage" but not necessarily Merc original?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nitro_rat View Post
    May be "vintage" but not necessarily Merc original?
    it's definitely vintage of the same era, they have the same feel as my other decals of that age and the striping/lettering is identical in both color and design. If they aren't merc, they're made from the same templates. Measuring a few spots with the caliper comparing these to my merc decals, they are identical.

    I think the 235 might be overlaid on top of an original merc base decal, but it's extremely hard to tell. I also don't want to destroy them in case they were some off the wall thing that had been tested back in the day. This isn't the first weird clamshell decal I've seen.
    > Stainless steel Merc cowling plates - $110 shipped TYD - LINK <

    1979 16' Action Marine/2.5L Merc S3000 - Metalflake Maniac
    1984 18' Contender Tunnel/2.4 Merc Bridgeport

    "Where does the love of God go, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"

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    Metric
    '95 STV "The Blue Goose"

    Top Speed 136mph (curtesy of Hurricane Irma 9/10/17)



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    I knew I was going to be greased for this post. Lol. It's just too weird for me to ignore though.
    > Stainless steel Merc cowling plates - $110 shipped TYD - LINK <

    1979 16' Action Marine/2.5L Merc S3000 - Metalflake Maniac
    1984 18' Contender Tunnel/2.4 Merc Bridgeport

    "Where does the love of God go, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"

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    > Stainless steel Merc cowling plates - $110 shipped TYD - LINK <

    1979 16' Action Marine/2.5L Merc S3000 - Metalflake Maniac
    1984 18' Contender Tunnel/2.4 Merc Bridgeport

    "Where does the love of God go, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"

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    > Stainless steel Merc cowling plates - $110 shipped TYD - LINK <

    1979 16' Action Marine/2.5L Merc S3000 - Metalflake Maniac
    1984 18' Contender Tunnel/2.4 Merc Bridgeport

    "Where does the love of God go, when the waves turn the minutes to hours?"

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    I`ve said it before. Mercury has done some strange stuff over the years. I wouldn`t doubt that your decals came from them and was intended to be on something but never went into production. We`ve all seen or heard of those strange Merc engines. I had one myself.

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    You spose that's crankshaft horsepower or propshaft ??
    Wriggleys gum makes me think of boating, "Double your engines, Double your fun"



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    Quote Originally Posted by Da Bull View Post
    I`ve said it before. Mercury has done some strange stuff over the years. I wouldn`t doubt that your decals came from them and was intended to be on something but never went into production. We`ve all seen or heard of those strange Merc engines. I had one myself.
    Same. Clamshell modVPs never existed. Yet here it is in my living room. lol. Weird.

    > Stainless steel Merc cowling plates - $110 shipped TYD - LINK <

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    I think Canadian HP is different

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1BadAction View Post
    Same. Clamshell modVPs never existed. Yet here it is in my living room. lol. Weird.
    The Mod VP decals fit pretty good on a clamshell. The fishin clamshell decals fit pretty good on a mod vp cowl too! Seen ‘em both ways, pretty sure Mother Merc wasn’t the one responsible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Capt.Insane-o View Post
    I think Canadian HP is different
    We can count higher
    0ne, two, tree, five...
    Last edited by FMP; 08-10-2018 at 05:38 PM.

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    They didn’t make blue T-3’s either

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