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uberhahn 06-17-2019 09:48 AM

Hood Ornament
As I get my truck ready for paint, I'm going to take a stab at re-doing the hood ornament.

The chrome has badly flaked, causing the aluminum to oxidize. That's relatively easy to fix.

Does anyone have any idea where to get a replacement insert? As I tried to remove one of the inserts, it became apparent what 33 years has done to the acrylic and it shattered into a million pieces.

I'm not beyond epoxying a picture in there, just curious.

I'll be uploading a full video of this process, but would like some advice on the decal/insert.

SOLSAKS 06-17-2019 02:35 PM

seems like I saw that someone had those inserts for sale

I will do some looking and let you know.

on mine, even though my wagoner is a 1988

made during the Chrysler years I guess

I covered my insert with a custom made AMC Logo

because I like the AMC logo best.

dave in NC:drivin:

uberhahn 06-18-2019 07:25 AM

Thanks. Let me know if you find something.

Otherwise, I

uberhahn 06-24-2019 07:30 AM

I decided to refinish my ornament and re-make the insert.

Video of refinishing the ornament below, soon to be followed by the vid of re-making the insert.

SOLSAKS 06-25-2019 11:26 AM

the emblem turned out nice with the spray chrome finish


dave in NC:drivin:

fulsizjeep 06-28-2019 11:13 AM

That is impressive, nice save! :thumbsup:

My hood ornament just discombobulated itself while driving a couple weeks ago. Fortunately, I saved the emblem before it fell off the hood.

SOLSAKS 06-28-2019 01:47 PM

damn !

I love the view you folks in Colorado enjoy !

"down in boulder, I once told her, don't know when, I had a better friend"

....gordon lightfoot.

I had to indulge and quote the great gordon lightfoot.
dave in NC:drivin:

Crankyolman 06-30-2019 07:29 PM

That hood ornament looks really good. I'm surprised how well the paint turned out. I've been thinking about mounting a hood ornament on my truck only using a Lesney (Matchbox) Gladiator on top.

uberhahn 07-01-2019 06:52 AM

Thanks. I'm sure it'll lose a bit of shine after clear, but you get what you get.

I'll post pictures of the re-made Jeep insert. I used one of the originals to make a mold, then cast some clear resin. Hopefully it'll turn out ok.

uberhahn 07-16-2019 11:35 AM

here it is:

SOLSAKS 07-17-2019 08:31 AM

nice work
impressive !

I bet it is going to turn out great.

dave in NC:drivin:

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