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Ralph Rebandt
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From: Farmington Hills, MI
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posted 06-13-2002 04:57 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt   Click Here to Email Ralph Rebandt     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Fellas, I have applied one side of the fender emblems. I drilled a 1/8" hole, poped the metal insert in the hole then tried to push the running horse and the mustang letters. It kinda worked.

However, not all of the emblems is tight against the fender ( on the trunk deck it wasn't a problem as the metal is thicker).

Any suggestions?

As always, we are getting closer so that you all can see your fine work

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fastcomet289
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From: ventura ca
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posted 06-13-2002 05:58 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for fastcomet289   Click Here to Email fastcomet289     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Different size barrel nuts are made that might fit better and many of the emblems(mostly the lettering) come in stick on instead of drilling holes and that fits flush to the body.

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mustangs68
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posted 06-13-2002 08:17 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68   Click Here to Email mustangs68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
tri bar tip
the 1995 tri bar is a match for the 1968 tribar and has a foam ADH. backing and mounts really EZ..

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Fastback68
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posted 06-13-2002 10:01 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastback68   Click Here to Email Fastback68     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I don't know about the original '68 fender emblems, but I have Scott Drake repros, and there's no way they can fit flush anyway. The fenders are curved and the emblems aren't.

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70 Pony
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From: Glenmoore, PA, USA
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posted 06-13-2002 11:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 70 Pony   Click Here to Email 70 Pony     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Put a cutting wheel on your dremel tool...whack off the studs...get 3M double sided emblem tape (3M only) and I'll bet they'll be good for 300 MPH....
And if they don't mold the body contours perfectly...put your left hand on one side, right hand on the other and gently bend...
This is called the Philadelphia Fix..
Oh , one of those razor "Crafting" scalples (whatever they are called) do a nice trim job on the tape.

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V8 Thumper
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posted 06-13-2002 11:35 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for V8 Thumper   Click Here to Email V8 Thumper     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by 70 Pony:
Oh , one of those razor "Crafting" scalples (whatever they are called) do a nice trim job on the tape.


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