: Return of the hood emblem?



Nelskym
04-12-13, 10:28 AM
With the new XTS/CTS/ATS design, does anyone know if there is scope to install a hood emblem? Obviously the grill emblem would need to be removed, but would be keen to hear your views. I know most cars in this category who used to have one (MB, Jaguar etc), still retain option to reinstall or replace it when ordering from factory. If anyone has done it, would be great to see some photos. I dont think GM/cadillac do it other than aftermarket through delaers which will look like a fix.

appreciate your views & advice

CDN XTS
04-12-13, 07:19 PM
Well, I remember (at least in Germany) there was a time when those were ripped off the cars as souvenirs. Mostly those which were spring adjusted as on the MB. Fixed once can also be dangerous. the reason MB used spring adjusted ones. So I much prefer the present system.

Nelskym
04-13-13, 12:23 AM
I tried some photoshopping (bad)) :-)

But it does look ok if you squint!

ral1960
04-14-13, 10:03 PM
I think a hood goddess would be just the thing for my gaudy DTS Platinum. You can get a replica 1940 Cadillac goddess for about $70. It requires 2 holes in the hood, unfortunately, and it may not look right on a sloping hood.

Another thing I miss is the chrome strip down the centerline of the hood.

RippyPartsDept
04-15-13, 10:24 AM
http://northstargallery.com/cars/spiritofecstacy.htm
(http://northstargallery.com/cars/spiritofecstacy.htm)
http://northstargallery.com/cars/cargalflyingladies.htm

Nelskym
04-15-13, 09:17 PM
with the new xts/cts/ats design, does anyone know if there is scope to install a hood emblem? Obviously the grill emblem would need to be removed, but would be keen to hear your views. I know most cars in this category who used to have one (mb, jaguar etc), still retain option to reinstall or replace it when ordering from factory. If anyone has done it, would be great to see some photos. I dont think gm/cadillac do it other than aftermarket through delaers which will look like a fix.

Appreciate your views & advice

dont forget to answer poll!!!!!!!!

ral1960
04-15-13, 09:58 PM
This could well be plastic. Ad says "sturdy casting" of unspecified material.
http://www.truckcustomizers.com/products/goddess-hood-ornament-1941-style.html



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vel7wil
04-24-13, 12:00 PM
I tried some photoshopping (bad)) :-)

But it does look ok if you squint!

Ur shopping of the photos not bad at all....just think the time for hood ornament may be past.....then again i could be wrong....decisions....decisions.....just plain undecided:cookoo:

BEarle
05-01-13, 09:20 PM
I have the goddess on my 79 coupe deville