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    03 SLS Hood Orniment

    I have been thinking about installing a hood orniment on my 03 sls ... Has anyone attempted this before. Are they any tips I might want to know before I start? ...

    Secondaly, Do you think it would look stupid having a hood orniment and the orniment on the grill? ...

    Thx...

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    Re: 03 SLS Hood Orniment

    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCasta View Post
    Secondaly, Do you think it would look stupid having a hood orniment and the orniment on the grill? ...
    Yes. I have seen it done before and it looks retarded. The worst is when it has the grill ornament and then people go and paste another ornament on the hood that lays flat.

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    Re: 03 SLS Hood Orniment

    It looks about as good as when Jaguar people stick a "leaper" on their XK or sports sedan .... looks like some insecure sole thinks you won't know what he's driving! The Seville STS (the senior model) never had the "standup" hood ornament, only the earlier (93-97) Seville SLS (Senior Lady's Special) had them so if that is the identification you want go for it!

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    Re: 03 SLS Hood Orniment

    That's an awfully expensive hood to patch if you decide a second ornament is a bit much for the car design.

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    Re: 03 SLS Hood Orniment

    Quote Originally Posted by orconn View Post
    It looks about as good as when Jaguar people stick a "leaper" on their XK or sports sedan .... looks like some insecure sole thinks you won't know what he's driving! The Seville STS (the senior model) never had the "standup" hood ornament, only the earlier (93-97) Seville SLS (Senior Lady's Special) had them so if that is the identification you want go for it!
    I had a 93 SLS and always liked the hood ornament. And to tell the truth, Im definitely no lady and certainly not a senior.
    All makes and models of Cadillacs have there own personal prestige. And the hood ornament (if its that make/model) is one.
    Could explain why so many of them were stolen/tore off.....Cause it meant something.

    So you still have the 93 and 95 STS' or are is it just the 02 SLS ? The "Senior Ladys Special" as you said ?

    Personally I wouldnt drill into the hood to attach anything. Your only asking for rust to happen in the future no matter how you treat it. It will rust no matter what.
    Not to mention the chance of some noob tearing it off some day.

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    Re: 03 SLS Hood Orniment

    A hood ornament and a grille emblem is TOO much.Also, once you pierce the paint,it opens it up to rust,although one could put touch up paint on the bare metal.
    I`ve seen photos of Cadillacs with hood & grille emblems and it really looks overcrowded.But it`s your ride and you do to it what you wish!

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    Re: 03 SLS Hood Orniment

    Quote Originally Posted by AnthonyCasta View Post
    I have been thinking about installing a hood orniment on my 03 sls ... Has anyone attempted this before. Are they any tips I might want to know before I start? ...

    Secondaly, Do you think it would look stupid having a hood orniment and the orniment on the grill? ...

    Thx...
    That's strange you dont have a hood ornament,the sls should come stock with a hood ornament, the sts models have it in the grille and the sls have it on the hood.,unless the hood was replaced at some time with an sts hood, look at "cardomain" website and you will see what I mean.

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    Re: 03 SLS Hood Orniment

    Quote Originally Posted by creeker View Post
    That's strange you dont have a hood ornament,the sls should come stock with a hood ornament, the sts models have it in the grille and the sls have it on the hood.,unless the hood was replaced at some time with an sts hood, look at "cardomain" website and you will see what I mean.

    Oops!,I'm about 10 years behind, the sevilles in the 90's had the ornament either in the grille or on the hood.

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    Re: 03 SLS Hood Orniment

    Like some other posters said, drilling into the hood is dangerous butI would say that if you really wanted to do it, go for it. I personally like the ornament on the hood more than on the grille. Just remember that there's no going back once you drill, unless you want to buy a new hood. Think it over, and if you do it, do it slowly and carefully.

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    Re: 03 SLS Hood Orniment

    Years back I did it on a 1982 Buick Skylark when I was in college. It was easy. BUT, that model had no grill emblem, it merely said BUICK on the top part of the grill. If it did have a grill emblem, like my 01 SLS, I think it would look redundant. Hood ornaments are kinda out....that is putting it mildly. But, to each his own.

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