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Grille badge/front motif attachment?

Discussion in 'Bodywork & Interior' started by gbvona, Mar 20, 2018.

  1. gbvona

    gbvona Member

    1971 NADA 3500S--had to replace my PAS lines, which entails removing the entire front from the car. During this process I removed the (tatty but more or less intact) front motif by gently prising a couple of u-shaped metal grabbers from the (smooth, about 0.2") posts. The operation being now complete, I need to re-affix the front motif to the bracket, but I find that the u-shaped metal grabbers no longer hold with any confidence.

    So what reliable method is used to attach the motif these days??


  2. unstable load

    unstable load Well-Known Member

    Is it not possible to compress them slightly in their closing direction to give them a bit more bite?
  3. gbvona

    gbvona Member

    First thing I tried. The prongs have small teeth, but they no longer bite into the mounting rods, probably blunted in the removal process.

    The rods are an odd size, 0.197" or so. Too big (or small) to thread and the push-on (speed) nuts I have found so far do not fit.

  4. Vern Klukas

    Vern Klukas Active Member

    That's not an odd size, that's 5 mm. i.e. french.:D

    Should help finding a push nut.


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