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Old 01-23-2019, 09:22 AM
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I was hoping I could get some help.....has anyone replaced the rear "Corvette" emblem on a late 79 C3? (please don't tell me I have to remove the rear bumper!!!!!)
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:27 AM
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Following. I have to do this as well.
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Old 01-23-2019, 09:44 AM
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Looks like its just glued and has 3 pins that go through but no nuts behind it.

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Iím wondering the same for a letter. Of course the one missing is behind some kind of brace. Someone said a speed nut but . You would think the post would have a split on the posts.
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Renatopazperu, If itís glued then you would need to pry it off and hopefully not take any paint off with it.

ughh seems so crude!

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Old 01-23-2019, 11:58 AM
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I just checked the Paragon parts catalog and they show speed nuts with the Corvette letter kit. I have no idea how anyone would be able to get those suckers off! There is a metal bumper plate behind those letters and no room to get any tools back there let alone actually seeing them!

Anyone have any experience with this?
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Originally Posted by vettamunga View Post
(please don't tell me I have to remove the rear bumper!!!!!)
https://www.corvetteforum.com/forums...post1598745121

you dont have to remove the rear bumper... but you do have to remove the rest of the car from the bumper hehe


It has a plate as pictured above #43. and 3 speednuts.
it is not accessible without removing the entire bumper cover. The bumper bar #28 is in the way, as well as #1(unmarked).

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Old 01-23-2019, 12:08 PM
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is your emblem broken or missing? id probably use 3m tape if its missing.
If youre trying to replace it, im not sure you can get it off cleanly without damaging the paint/bumper, without tearing apart the entire bumper
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Default Emblemas it looks!!!

Thanks guys. Unfortunately the car was recently painted so I donít think tearing this apart and damaging the paint lines is a good idea. The one thatís on the car was painted along with the body. Hehe. I guess it will stay. Custom right???
So I have a brand new C3 rear bumper ďCorvetteĒ emblem if anyone is interested
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Old 01-23-2019, 01:17 PM
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did they mask it off? or just painted over it?
if the emblem is a littl loose you can probably slip paper underneath it to mask it off. then carefully wipe off overspray with cloth in thinner. or lightly sand the raised letters to bring back the metal look.
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Fishing line to saw behind, and a bit of heat. I've never had to do it, but you can find videos of people debadging their cars.
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My 1980 L-82 has double sided 3M tape holding the emblems on (from the factory). Has small studs to control location and alignment but not enough length to put a speed nut on. Had to replace the tape recently just due to age.
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Originally Posted by vettamunga View Post
Renatopazperu, If itís glued then you would need to pry it off and hopefully not take any paint off with it.

ughh seems so crude!

I am going to try tonight the fishing wire trick that bikespace suggested and see if that works. In my case I am going to have the car repainted so worse case scenario would be messing up the emblem. I will let you know if it works and will get some pics for you.
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You have to take off the spare tire carrier then reach up and remove the small triangle bumper piece ,2 bolts I think, that is blocking access to the back of emblem .
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You have to take off the spare tire carrier then reach up and remove the small triangle bumper piece ,2 bolts I think, that is blocking access to the back of emblem .
hey youre right. my bad. i thought there was no space to take that piece out.
i just checked mine and it does look do-able.
There is one bolt on that triangle piece on the back #5. and there are two on the inside. that do look accessible. They look tough to get out. but i think if you really wanna do it without removing the bumper it is very possible.


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[QUOTE=NONN37;1598745283]hey youre right. my bad. i thought there was no space to take that piece out.
i just checked mine and it does look do-able.
There is one bolt on that triangle piece on the back #5. and there are two on the inside. that do look accessible. They look tough to get out. but i think if you really wanna do it without removing the bumper it is very possible.

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Its pretty easy. That how I did my new emblem
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Old 01-23-2019, 07:31 PM
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If that emblem was painted along with the car, you don't want to mess with it. Try to remove it and the paint at the edges of the letters will peel and tear and it will look like s4!+. If you have a missing section or letter, you could cut the missing piece out of the new emblem, paint it like the body, and stick it in place. Not really what you want....but better than a mis-spelled 'Corvette'.
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If itís the same piece as a 75 more than 2 bolts back there.
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Old 01-25-2019, 01:26 AM
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Yes it is not hard to get to back of emblem, ,, , gjohnson is correct,,, ,, ,
just be patient, and take your time removing the center bumper brace,,, that fish line trick likely won't work to well with the posts on the back of the emblem that penetrate the bumper,, but I would apply some heat to the paint and use a new razor blade to seperate the emblem from the bumper cover before trying to pull it away,,,
after its rrmoved, you may have to remove some paint "flash" in that area so the new emblem sits flat onto the bumper, ,, ,, , it all will take more time then you likely imagined, just take your time and plenty of patience and it all should turn out well,,,
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Old 01-27-2019, 02:07 AM
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I found these nuts on a for sale thread on FB now if I can find these somewhere.
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