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PostSubject: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 1:37 am

Just curious, could someone photoshop this emblem onto a white Rivie?
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You can use pictures from my showroom post. I just saw this and wondered how hard it'd be to put on our hood. Would it really work since our hood is so curved? I was thinking you could maybe hammer the sides of it so it'd fit the contour of the hood better, maybe grind it down to fit so it's not as long or something.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 9:14 pm

I always liked this hood ornament. It's not your average everyday Buick logo and would modernize your Riv. Seen on China Buick's Royaums and newer LaCrosse

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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 9:49 pm

Guys, don't even go there.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 9:50 pm

Andy, is that just a lone shield with wings on it? That's what it looks like but I can't quite tell.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 9:54 pm

Andysdorm wrote:

Hood ornament 07_Buick_LaCrosse_China-003


Hmm?

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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 10:55 pm

Wow, who ripped off who?
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Jun 28, 2008 11:09 pm

Oh don't start this again. It's clear Ford ripped of Audi and VW with that POS Five-Hundred. They copied part of the Audi A6 and blended it with elements of the VW Passat.

In another note, DAMN that Five-Hundred is ugly!
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Mar 06, 2010 7:36 pm

Did our Rivs (95-99) come with a hood ornament at all? My 97 has one and judging from some hack work under hood, don't think it's original. That, and my other 97 does not have one.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Mar 06, 2010 8:18 pm

Shintsu wrote:
Oh don't start this again. It's clear Ford ripped of Audi and VW with that POS Five-Hundred. They copied part of the Audi A6 and blended it with elements of the VW Passat.

In another note, DAMN that Five-Hundred is ugly!

Actually IIRC they retained the A6 designer to design the Five Hundred, for some differences. The Ford is more serviceable, has different interior room priorities, simpler trim (unless you get the Lincoln version).

I drove one (well, the Mercury Sable version) as a rental, about 750 miles total. Not bad actually. I mean, it was not an A6 (used to own one) - handled just as tight but was more insular ride (numb-ish); had better visibility, seats comfy enough for long drives no kidding, but not as adjustable as the Audi. The one I drove had leather upholstery the color of french vanilla ice cream, it was *gorgeous* but did not have silly ornamentation. Was not bad, was not a Riv. But in general - don't knock the Fords until you drive them, they are *not* the same as even 3 years ago. It is *no* surprise they are the best selling US cars now.

And I have already written about those Chinese Buicks. If they upgraded the Regal the way that Shanghai GM did, they could *so* sell 'em in the US. LED tail lights, HID headlights, *very* nice interiors - and a very very good ride, it is no surprise why they are preferred versus the Audis over there by folks who can afford either. .

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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Mar 06, 2010 8:25 pm

Personally, I'd use either a 79-85 "R" or an 86-93 "R" hood emblem since both have a small round base instead of that long chrome thing that the above picture shows. All you'd need to do is drill a dime/penny size hole in the hood. The verticle stem of the emblem fits on top of and through the base and is secured with a clip from the underside of the hood. The stem is spring loaded so folks can't kick (steal) them off.

The "R" emblem on the 95-99 rivs was on the grille only, not on the hood. Sounds like your previous owner stuck one on your riv.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptySat Mar 06, 2010 8:28 pm

albertj wrote:
But in general - don't knock the Fords until you drive them, they are *not* the same as even 3 years ago. It is *no* surprise they are the best selling US cars now.

banana agree banana
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptyMon Mar 08, 2010 1:30 am

moldymac wrote:
Did our Rivs (95-99) come with a hood ornament at all? My 97 has one and judging from some hack work under hood, don't think it's original. That, and my other 97 does not have one.

Do you have any pics?
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptyMon Mar 08, 2010 1:15 pm

Ship wrote:
Personally, I'd use either a 79-85 "R" or an 86-93 "R" hood emblem since both have a small round base instead of that long chrome thing that the above picture shows. All you'd need to do is drill a dime/penny size hole in the hood. The verticle stem of the emblem fits on top of and through the base and is secured with a clip from the underside of the hood. The stem is spring loaded so folks can't kick (steal) them off.

The "R" emblem on the 95-99 rivs was on the grille only, not on the hood. Sounds like your previous owner stuck one on your riv.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptyMon Mar 08, 2010 6:22 pm

holy shit.. i saw the first post.. and was like

Hood ornament Fuuuuuuuuu
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptyWed Mar 10, 2010 8:04 am

DEMonte1997 wrote:
moldymac wrote:
Did our Rivs (95-99) come with a hood ornament at all? My 97 has one and judging from some hack work under hood, don't think it's original. That, and my other 97 does not have one.

Do you have any pics?

I'll get some posted. I still want to take some photos of my car but can't get the 2 years of neglect from the PO out of the paint and don't want it to be seen happy
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptyThu Mar 11, 2010 10:04 am

Heres a shot of my hood ornament. Looks like the one I pulled off an 86 that I bought for parts.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptyThu Mar 11, 2010 11:54 am

Hmmm......

"Department of Redundancy Department"

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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptyThu Mar 11, 2010 11:58 am

i just think it does not fit there...the hood is too flat and curvy..maybe if it would have a line in the midle (from windsheald down to front).
also should be more on front.

like on RR's, Mercedeses, maybach..bentley, bugatti..jaguars and so on.
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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptyThu Mar 11, 2010 12:25 pm

Dave (Moldymac)..the ornament on your hood was the one used from 1986 - 1993. The horizontial bars don't go beyond the oval surrounding the "R" whereas previous years of that design did. There was also a gold tone one for the 1986 - 1993 "Gold Package" option. The gold ones are rare.


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PostSubject: Re: Hood ornament   Hood ornament EmptyThu Mar 11, 2010 7:17 pm

It is really far up the hood. But being how the hood is shaped any lower and it would be on an angle. I am surprised its not the gold one, all the emblems on this car were gold at some point. Most are pitted or faded now. From the driver's seat you can't even see it because of its placement.
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