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Old 02-14-2010, 11:48 AM   #1
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Heritage Grille SS emblem, old skool

I got my grille and I had time to fit an emblem onto it. Since I am doing the 68/69 SS emblems on my camaro, i.e., fenders & tail panel, I thought it would be perfect to have it on the front grille also.

Here is my mod:

Emblem is a 70-73 Camaro emblem. I chose this one because it has alignment tabs near the posts and it rests in the heritage grille perfectly between slots.



Studs were pretty long, so I trimmed off about an inch.





I plan to trim down the rear mounting brace so it is not noticable from the front.



I will get up more pictures when I install the emblem and the grille on the car. Car is currently in storage since I am in NY and we get terrible snows following by salty roads.

BTW: Anyone want to buy an SLP SS grille insert? Mine is for sale now.
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Old 02-14-2010, 11:52 AM   #2
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That looks great. I can't wait to see some more pics.
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:00 PM   #3
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Very nice!
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Old 02-14-2010, 12:11 PM   #4
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very nice and this is what i been waiting for.

What is the part number for the SS badge?
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:00 PM   #5
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A couple updates.

I switched the white inlay to silver and clearcoated it to make it shine and protect it.



I trimmed the back plate down and mounted the emblem to the grille.





Can't notice the backing plate even from looking head on.



I can't wait to get it in my camaro.
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:23 PM   #6
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i don't like those SS's, i like the new SS's more, but damn good job!! nice work!!
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:24 PM   #7
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Looks great!
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:37 PM   #8
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Looks good. My 69 emblem is sitting on the work bench waiting for the grille to arrive.

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Old 02-14-2010, 07:40 PM   #9
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Your Heritage grill looks AWESOME!
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Old 02-14-2010, 07:50 PM   #10
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Awesome Job... Thanks for sharing... I'll be going this route too... with the white badges. I perfer the chrome outline.
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Old 02-14-2010, 08:33 PM   #11
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Thanks everyone, it wasn't too hard to do. One thing you will have to do is flatten the emblem a little. The older grilles had a 135 degree angle to them, so the emblem will have to be bent just a little bit to open it up 10 degrees. You do it in stages very slowly and keep checking the fit. You don't have to bend it much to make it fit. It you go to far it may crack. I did the same thing for my rear tail panel using a grill emblem, but shaving the posts off and I got the correct angle.

Now once you flex the emblem to contour correctly to the grille, you will have to longate the holes a little bit on the rear mounting bracket. You can see I ovalized the holes in the one picture. Not by much just a little to the outside of each hole to allow the posts to come thru.

You can use any 68 or 69 grille emblem. I used one I had left over from a 70-72 SS grille I bought new a couple years ago.

They have them on E-bay:



auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...31897404650591
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Old 02-17-2010, 10:11 PM   #12
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That looks really nice!
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Old 02-27-2010, 01:13 PM   #13
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Thanks everyone, it wasn't too hard to do. One thing you will have to do is flatten the emblem a little. The older grilles had a 135 degree angle to them, so the emblem will have to be bent just a little bit to open it up 10 degrees. You do it in stages very slowly and keep checking the fit. You don't have to bend it much to make it fit. It you go to far it may crack. I did the same thing for my rear tail panel using a grill emblem, but shaving the posts off and I got the correct angle.

Now once you flex the emblem to contour correctly to the grille, you will have to longate the holes a little bit on the rear mounting bracket. You can see I ovalized the holes in the one picture. Not by much just a little to the outside of each hole to allow the posts to come thru.

You can use any 68 or 69 grille emblem. I used one I had left over from a 70-72 SS grille I bought new a couple years ago.

They have them on E-bay:



auction: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eB...31897404650591
When you did the rear did you have to fill in the emblem with poxy to make the back flat? .. also did these cover the holes??
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:33 AM   #14
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When you did the rear did you have to fill in the emblem with poxy to make the back flat? .. also did these cover the holes??
I didn't fill in the deep parts on the emblem, I just put 3M on the emblem and trimmed it around the edges and stuck it on the back. You could fill it in for a nice flat area for the 3M to adhear too.

It does cover the holes in the trunk lid easily.
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:52 PM   #15
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Thanks for the link FBDY. I bought one and it looks great on my SW Heritage grill. One thing I did differently is I tapped the studs on the back of my emblem 1/4-20 and used nylon-insert nuts to hold the emblem on. I didn't trust the included nuts. It worked great and easy to do.
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Old 03-06-2010, 10:50 PM   #16
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:15 PM   #17
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Awesome job and I will be doing this on mine when I get my grille.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:48 PM   #18
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looks great, but the SS is upside down...
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:03 PM   #19
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Old 03-26-2010, 02:10 PM   #20
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Old 03-29-2010, 08:38 AM   #21
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looks great, but the SS is upside down...
No it isn't. The emblem actually has a couple alignment slots in the back and PN on the bottom, so it is hard to put it on upside down. I flipped it upside down before securing it on and the S's look the same both ways.

Thats OER for you.
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Old 03-30-2010, 12:00 PM   #22
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No it isn't. The emblem actually has a couple alignment slots in the back and PN on the bottom, so it is hard to put it on upside down. I flipped it upside down before securing it on and the S's look the same both ways.

Thats OER for you.
I think that was his point that they look the same both ways
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Old 11-03-2010, 07:04 PM   #23
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:13 PM   #24
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Anybody looking to do an old school RS on their grill?
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Old 11-03-2010, 10:18 PM   #25
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Looks great man. I also prefer the old school emblems.
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