I am slowing working on the 1550 I recently purchased. There were no decals left on the side plates and a previous owner had used a felt pen and written "1550 Oliver" on it. Nice work--yeah right!
Anyway I sandblasted the panels and have them repainted the correct color. Have new Dumont decals and am about ready to put them on. The panels are tapered and so is the "1550" portion of the decal. It appears that this part should start very near the end of the plate. The "OLIVER" part could be spaced several inches from the 1550 part and still be a ways away from the other end of the plate. Where do you start and how much space beteen the 1550 and O for Oliver?