Nov 9th, 00, 02:41 PM
I have a 67 ss/rs that has had fender replacements done on it. The recent owner had put a 327 into it(yes I have confirmed it was originally a 350 ss). I want to put the ss emblems in the stock location at the front of the fender. What is the best way to do this so I don't chip the paint?
also, how is the engine CID badge affixed? I need to replace it with a 350--even though I'm putting the 383 in it. Can it be removed without complete fender removal?
Nov 9th, 00, 05:00 PM
Hi lance, though I've never done it (yet), I've heard that using tape over the mark to be drilled will prevent the paint from chipping. So far I've only drilled them in primer.
I had to get inside once. You don't have to completely remove the fender. If I remember right I unbolted the fender at the inner fender, then the bottom bolt, and the upper bolt also. Having someone pull out on the fender, GENTLY, I reached up from the bottom. There wasn't much room, but my arms are kinda big. The ease would depend on what kind of fastners they used. A speed nut would be the easiest to remove in my opinion. I'm not quit sure how I would remove the barrel nut fastner. Maybe you could get enough room to cut the emblem tabs off if you didn't want to keep them.
Hope this helps.
67 SS 396,4-sp
67 RS 327,4-sp
72 RS 350/350
69 4X4 suburban 350,4-sp
73 3/4 ton 454/400
Nov 10th, 00, 04:32 AM
Steve is right painter grade masking tape, ie 3M brand, not cheap stuff may peel paint, just tape over the area you are going to drill, mark it with felt tip pen and use a NEW drill bit, small pilot hole then second one NEW bit the size you need. taking off the old 327 emblem is just like steve said, and it really depends on how they fasten it, hope not with glue? good luck
1969 RS Z28 Black, white deluxe interior, http://www.corvetteforum.net/c3/corvettj
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Nov 12th, 00, 02:09 AM
the tape trick is the best way to go for drilling the holes.as far as the location,most suppliers (ricks,d&r,padock)sell templates,or drawlings of the lacations with measurements.good luck.
p.s. use a dab of silicone on the hole to seal the fresh metal.keeps it from rusting.
Nov 12th, 00, 03:39 AM
For new emblems on fresh metal or where there are not previously drilled holes, I use 3M trim adhesive after grinding off the locating nubs. I did this for the trunk lid and header panel emblems. The previous owner of my RS did it for the rallysport side fender emblems which were on replacement fenders.