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Old 04-17-2017, 04:27 PM   #1
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Default Bell Moto III helmet restoration

I recently found a 1975 Bell Moto III collecting dust in an antique store for $20. I'm in the process of restoring it, new foam, etc. I think I found the 3/8" rubber face trim, but haven't found the 3/4" bottom trim. Also, I'm looking for decals for the older "III" version versus the "3".

Has anyone gone through this that has some advice?

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Old 04-17-2017, 05:34 PM   #2
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Cool. I tried on the new version of this today and was surprised at the comfort & visibility.

Can't help with the trim, but if you have no luck with the decals I'd happily cut some new ones for you if you can give me a good pic & some sizes to work with.

Nice to see you posting here again, I've missed your projects.
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Old 04-18-2017, 07:17 PM   #3
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Thanks, I might just take yo up on it.

I found this, but the typeface seems a little off. And both Bell stickers on the helmet are the same size. Thailand. Maybe I'll do a bit custom on that anyway. But I haven't had any luck finding the BELL font.
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Old 04-18-2017, 11:33 PM   #4
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A few years back I bought some edging from JC Whitney. They had a good selection of big and small. Don't know for sure if its still available.
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https://www.mcmaster.com/#rubber-u-channels/=179mhzy

Here is the place I would look.
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I use a font editor that allows me to pick up something close, then adjust to match.

Would need some good pics though. Are the yellow letters individual or printed on one clear sticker?
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They are individual decals. After I paint it I'll send you the 2 letters remaining on it to color match. I can give you basic dims, and there are lots of pictures available to match. Thanks again
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