Next stupid project

HOOD EMBLEM:
While I normally reference "we" when referring to the work done but I have to use first person in this post.

"I" both love and hate the 1950 hood emblem while my son is more "meh". Yeah its great but I could never clean it properly and it just did not look right. I ordered a new one (more on this below) and went about the process of removing the old version. Of course - the previous owner attached it with what I am guessing was two part epoxy. As I knew I had a replacement in hand I was less than gentle.

EmblemDestroyed


I was able to somewhat salvage the part you can see though. I then proceeded to attach the new badge with a pair of "jam nuts" and lock tight just to be sure it would stay.

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OK, I hear you. "That's from a 51" and yes it is. In my defense there is a V8 in there and we are SOOOOO far from original I think I could justify anything at this point. So at this point I have a way cool emblem (I mean just look at it) and half of the old one. What to do - what to do. I then realized I had a completely separate issue on the dash. The previous owner (I'm starting to feel I blame this guy for everything) drilled a couple holes so he could have a manual pull switch and an indicator light for the electric radiator fan. (now rewired with a thermostat relay)

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We have considered (an maybe still are) adding a second power port (read as cigar lighter) here just to do something. It was then I had a thought (quite rare) and started polishing the original 50' emblem (read as mad at my thought for days). With some two part epoxy (I'm such a hypocrite) and two thin rare earth magnets - voila! The holes are gone??

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While the astute may realize that the holes are actually still there - I used two magnets so good luck seeing it. (no I mean it - its really hard to remove)