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Old 03-15-2013, 02:29 PM
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1958 hood badge stud repair ?

so i picked up a 58 front hood badge and the upper mount got broken off in the battle. and when i say battle, it was 50 minutes to get it off and the only reason the battle ended was because it did finally break. now i am wondering how to fix it. has anyone ever repaired one or know of a easy fix. it broke off flush at the base and i still have the stud and nut. thanks in advance!
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I have never tried to repair pot-metal, which I believe the emblem is made of. There may be some technique unknown to me, but if it were me I might consider drilling and tapping the badge, then epoxying in a small diameter threaded stud with a nut. The emblem may be to thin for this though. And you would of course have to enlarge the mounting hole.

If it were me, I would just locate a different one. Good luck, Steve.
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thanks Steve. the pot metal stem that broke is pretty small so drilling out and retaping may not work. i doubt there will be enough material left to re-tap. im gonna try the pin and epoxy or jb weld first. if that fails it will get passed on with a bad upper post and the next owner can do as he will. thanks again
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Nice of you to pass it on to someone in need. As stated, they could always just use 2-sided tape.
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I guess it would depend on how hard you have to slam the hood!
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I wonder if you could set the head of a small bolt, like a 10-32, in epoxy on the back of the emblem in place of the stud.
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