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Cargo Van Angles

Discussion in 'General Signmaking Topics' started by animenick65, Nov 20, 2009.

  1. animenick65

    animenick65 Very Active Member

    May 18, 2005
    Boston, MA
    So I need to do some work with a 2010 ford E-250 including striping. Im using some new templates that came with Omega 3.0. I bring it in and put a straight line on it only to find out the centerline of the van drops a lot, and I mean a lot the farther towards the hood you go. to the point where any straight lines of text in the computer look way off on the van. I understand that most cargo vans actually have cargo so they tend to sag in the back, but I've never worked with something that had such angles. Do you guys tend to follow the body line no matter where it goes or go against it so its level with the eye? I've done plenty of vehicles with stripes on vehicles with weird angles, this one just seems bad. Giving me a tough time.
  2. cajun312

    cajun312 Active Member

    Jun 26, 2005
    I usually eyeball it, no matter what you do it ends up looking crooked from one angle or another. I always point that out to the customer before I start.
  3. ProWraps

    ProWraps Very Active Member

    Sep 30, 2009
    San Francisco, CA
    fords teardrop. the best you can do is use the back of the door as a vertical straight line, and derive your horizontal from it. no matter what you do, the text will look crooked in relation to the dipping body line, and the tear dropping roof. welcome to ford vans (hopefully that answer helps my reputation :) ).

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