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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:24 am    Post subject: attaching "Volkswagen" script to rear hatch Reply with quote

I've got the original "Volkswagen" script that attaches to the rear hatch, and the hatch has the holes in it that the script fastens into. However, the script is missing the little dowels on the backside that slide into the holes.

Do you know any good ways to attach the script? Ideally, I'd like a solution that wouldn't leave a mess if I had to take it off again.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

glazing mastic bead (the type used for oiled wooden window frames) - works a treat holding the VW insignia on to the front panel of my 72 crossover!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Why wouldn't you just get a new or used emblem that has the correct mounting posts?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 1:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VDubTech wrote:
Why wouldn't you just get a new or used emblem that has the correct mounting posts?


yeah^ however I neatly used super glue on the script of an old beater that worked well.when I took it off 5 years later the paint was fine.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 2:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VDubTech wrote:
Why wouldn't you just get a new or used emblem that has the correct mounting posts?

Maybe he picked up a used one off Samba classifieds here that had the posts missing, like I did, for a little less money....... Rolling Eyes

I am going to use the two sided tape that they sell at auto parts stores to put on things like front spoilers, cutting it to exact shape with a sharp x-acto. This should seal the holes, also. I like the super glue idea, too.

Hope I helped.

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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

When I bought the bus, it was buried in the included milk crate full of spare parts--just getting around to putting it on 10 years later. I thought I remembered it having one or two pins still on it, but apparently I was mistaken.

Thanks for your suggestions!
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 20, 2010 5:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

clear silicone will work It's held mine on for a year now!
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here we go…. Very Happy

Here’s the emblem I got here off the Samba classifieds. Very nice except…….
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The pins are broken off. Crying or Very sad
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Hummmmmm, lets try SUPER TAPE Think
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Ready…
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Set…(the ¾ inch wide fit perfect)
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Go, with a sharp x-acto knife…
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Pretty much finished, except for the K…
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Off to the victim, Fred, my 1970 Riviera. PO says Plumbers Putty will plug those pesky ‘ol emblem holes…Shocked
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Cleaned up…
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Yep, she’ll fit…
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VOILA!!!!!!!!! Another one saved. Dancing Dancing Dancing
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 9:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hiya Das,

Excellent job!

It's great to see folks taking what others consider to be trash and making it "live" again. Nice work.
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:29 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 11:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

How did you make your bus change colors?! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

sofakingcool wrote:
How did you make your bus change colors?! Very Happy


That is kinda cool, isn't it? Cool

I had one of those big blue cheep Harbor Frieght tarps over it when I took the first pic's. It was flapping and generally being a bad boy so I 86'd it half way through.

EDIT- Bookwus, thanks. Appreciate it.

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 22, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

silver solder new posts on.
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 23, 2010 2:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think I paid less than $30 for a new one and the clips a couple years ago and it was on in less than 5 minutes. Just sayin... Razz
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PostPosted: Sun Jul 25, 2010 6:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Weld it.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was missing only one.....but I used a pencil eraser.
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 1:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yep, they're going for around $30--WAY too much for a little piece of aluminum, I think.
Anyway, I soldered the pins in and then used silicon caulking. Worked great!
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PostPosted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 11:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did make one in stainless to see how it would look - and it was great. I brazed in small studs so it can be attached to the rear hatch with nuts in the stock location. I did think about making a small run and using a stud gun (stud-sert) in a fixture to attach the stainless studs.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 27, 2010 12:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

if you use the clear 3M Scotch Clear Mounting Tape #4010, it will definitely be attached. Make sure everything is clean and it wont come off until you want it to.
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SGKent wrote:
silver solder new posts on.

Is it really possable to silver solder aluminum? Got a video of that so us solderally inept people can try that?
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