Wildcat lovers.....

Discussion in 'Color is everything!' started by 1967 Big Buick, Feb 17, 2018.

  1. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    So I decided to entertain the ideal of restoring a Wildcat center cap emblem. Results below. This my friend is tedious.

    I also know where I can improve too. Just needs clear coat to outside now.

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  2. pbr400

    pbr400 68GS400

    Wow!
    Patrick
     
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  3. Donuts & Peelouts

    Donuts & Peelouts Life's 2 Short. Live like it.

    Wildcat lovers. Me!!!!!!!!!
     
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  4. wildcatsrule

    wildcatsrule Well-Known Member

    Looks great! Too bad there aren't reproductions of these.
     
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  5. cjp69

    cjp69 Platinum Level Contributor

    looks fantastic!
     
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  6. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    When I get my restoring time, and happy with finished product, I'm going to start making sets and start reselling them.

    These emblems are from hubcap, so they aren't perfectly flat, they're convexed
     
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  7. Eric

    Eric Founders Club Member

    Now that's the way to do it I must say!

    Eric / Oregon
     
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  8. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    Here it is all clear coated and installed in cap

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  9. StagedCat

    StagedCat Platinum Level Contributor

    That looks great.....
     
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  10. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

    Looks so much better in person. The chrome ring is used of course.

    Being that these emblems are a bit thicker than factory I have to epoxy the emblem and retainer in place.

    They should hold without any troubles. I think once i get a system down, I'd sell these for $60 each.
     
  11. SpecialWagon65

    SpecialWagon65 Ted Nagel

    I'll see if I have any cores for you. Looking great.
     
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  12. My3Buicks

    My3Buicks Buick Guru

    Great work, the small things done right are the most satisfying
     
  13. 1967 Big Buick

    1967 Big Buick One day at a time.

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