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Howdy all, I have a dumb question. My 68 was painted before I bought it and the PO put "396" fender emblems on the front fenders. I would like to change the numbers to 427, but not sure which ones to buy that uses only 2 pins with nuts (see attached pics). Can anyone identify who makes a 427 that is connected as 1 piece, and installed like the existing ones?
I dont want to mess up the paint or drill a bunch of holes, if I use VHB tape Im afraid the holes will be uncovered. Thanks for any help.
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I wrestled with the same dilemma with not wanting to drill more holes when replacing 327 emblems with Z28's - so with trying to find a way to use the existing holes i decided to work with using the Z's to cover them. These are the emblem comparing the hole location:

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I snipped off the Z speed nut posts and used a strong flexible fastener like Honda Bond and then used Permatex to seal off the inner fender side to prevent water from seeping in. because of the difficulty of covering the existing holes the emblems are slightly off to where they should be but I can live with it. It helps that having a template available to get it as close as possible.

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Howdy all, I have a dumb question. My 68 was painted before I bought it and the PO put "396" fender emblems on the front fenders. I would like to change the numbers to 427, but not sure which ones to buy that uses only 2 pins with nuts (see attached pics). Can anyone identify who makes a 427 that is connected as 1 piece, and installed like the existing ones?
I dont want to mess up the paint or drill a bunch of holes, if I use VHB tape Im afraid the holes will be uncovered. Thanks for any help. View attachment 290689
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Heartbeat city has 427 fender emblems that states they fit in the factory 396 holes. Hope this helps
 

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I would use mirror mounting tape. Grind the posts off the back of the emblem. Use the original holes as reference to align the new emblem.
 

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Thank you for the suggestions. I figured I would end up grinding pins and I do have some 3M VHB tape. Im going to look at Heartbeat City.
 

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I have used 3M double sided molding tape.
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I snip off the pins and grind down what is left . Apply the tape and use a new x-acto blade to trim it. Make sure the paint surface is clean before applying. I use denatured alcohol. It works great. I had to remove one a few months later and I had to use a heat gun to get it off.
 
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