: What car can I rip a 427/7.0 liter badge off of?
05-12-06, 11:02 PM
OOPS! I ment 425 :)
Ok, so my friends freaked out the first time they saw the 5.7 liter badge on my '90 Brougham, so think how crezy they would go for 7.0 on a Phaeton! My idea is to find some car that has a 7.0 badge and rip it off, then put it on the caddy. only thing is, wasin't caddy the only one to use a 425? and none of the caddys I have seen have a badge, so where would I find one?
maby this is a crazy idea, but it sounds good to me:rolleyes:
05-13-06, 01:47 AM
Older Oldsmobile with their 425 perhaps??
05-13-06, 10:40 AM
No no, it's a good idea, I just don't know any cars you might find a badge off of.
05-13-06, 11:11 AM
Maybe consider the fact that the person you rip off is just as enthused as you are about their badge. buy one.
05-13-06, 12:17 PM
I don't think he meant he was gonna steal one. I think he meant what cars have them so I know what to look for at the junkyard or on ebay.
05-13-06, 12:52 PM
That's good to hear,tnx.
I think maybe a 70 or 71 Ponitac Grand Prix. They had (I think) the 427 engine, which was close enough for 7L. That's all that's coming to mind. Sorry.
05-13-06, 01:38 PM
Pontiac and Ford had 428s, the Fords might have a 7.0L emblem, Pontiac used 428 emblems. Olds had a 425 in the late 60s, I don't think they ever had a 425 emblem though. Chevy and Ford had 427s, Chevy always used 427 emblems, again Ford may have had a 7.0L emblem. So my advice would be to look into old Ford emblems, I'm pretty sure at one point they had a 7.0 emblem. To be honest though, I wouldn't be too crazy about putting a Ford emblem on a Cadillac.
05-13-06, 03:04 PM
Could you have one custom fabricated?
05-13-06, 03:08 PM
That's probably his best bet. I bet it's expensive though.
05-13-06, 03:32 PM
Ok, thanks guys, I guess I'll start looking, and yes I mean on ebay and junkyards, what kind of person do you thing I am? :D Don't think I'll have one custom made, its not that important to me. I don't really see a problem with having a ford emblem on a Cadillac, I mean its just a little piece of metal with tape on the back. So you think ford is my best bet?
05-13-06, 03:35 PM
Yeah, I think in the early '70s, Ford had a 7.0 Litre badge on an LTD or Galaxie or some fullsizer
05-13-06, 03:37 PM
Thanks, I'll go check ebay :)
05-15-06, 11:21 PM
My mom's '69 T-Bird had a 428, I don't know if it had a badge though...
EDIT: I think the Dash said "Thunderjet 428" on it come to think of it...
Get a 5.0 Liter one from a 86-90 307 or 305 powered Cad and fill in the 5 and make it a 7.... Sutle and stock looking...
And modify some of the older Eldo 8.2 Litre/Liter emblems too to be 7.0. That would be slick...
05-16-06, 09:44 PM
How would I go about doing that? I 'm a regular guy with a basement/garage and JB weld, not really qualified I'd say...
05-17-06, 11:13 AM
Ben, I got it! Find a 5.7 liter badge, and lop off the "5." part. Or, fill it in with JB, and sand it smooth, and then just file or cut the end so there's not a huge gap between the edge and the 7!:thumbsup:
05-17-06, 12:22 PM
05-17-06, 04:20 PM
You know, thars not a bad Idea, my Brougham has that so I'll go look at it to see.
05-17-06, 04:23 PM
I don't think it would work, the 5. is to close to the 7 to cut off, and if I filled it, it would probably look like a hack job, and I'd rather have nothing that a hack job.
Did a web search, all I could find was this:http://www.theclassiccougarnetwork.com/gte/gtedef/def2.html
Not quite what you had in mind...
05-17-06, 06:31 PM
Hmmmmm.... How about two Nissan 3.5 badges....
05-19-06, 05:22 AM
I'd try a 5.0 and a 5.7 badge combined anyway.
For my 8.2 badge I was lucky enough to be able to use a jewlrey saw my mom had to hack it apart and rearrange. I then glued the pieces to a piece of metal as kind of a background. Then I took a dremel to the edges that needed it (parts of the 8 and the dot,) filled in the gaps with a bit of epoxy and smoothed that out with the dremel when it cured. I took a bit too much off and had to re fill some parts with more epoxy.
I haven't finished it yet, all it needs is for me to mask off the silver numbers and paint the rest black.
The Ape Man
05-21-06, 10:11 AM
05-21-06, 10:50 PM
Someone's already mentioned Galaxies I think, this is from the Wikipedia website.
Standard 428 in³ FE engines were fitted to Galaxies (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Galaxie) (badged simply as '7 Litre') and Thunderbirds (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ford_Thunderbird) in the 1966 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1966) and 1967 (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1967) model years.
There ya go!
05-22-06, 12:28 AM
Great! Now I just have to find one, just checked ebay, no luck.
They weren't common. I almost bought a 67 XL (an option on the Galaxie, but called only XL) 2dr 390 4 speed that had a 428 dropped in. Nice car, economy gears didn't help much, would have been a killer daily driver though.
So, look for XL's too, I think they killed off the 7Litre emblems by 1966, as in 1967 they went back to 360/390/428 only on the lower front fenders. The 7Litre emblems were in front of the front wheels on the fender. I have only seen them on 65-66 cars. They likely will be very hard to find. Look for Ford XL/Galaxie resto companies, they should have them.
I have some Cadillac resto catalogs, I'll take a gander and see what I find.
I don't know if Mercedes used any, but they had a 7L at one time too.
Companies that had 7L engines:
Pontiac 421 and a 428
Pontiac stillborn 427 Hemi (I am 427HemiPontiac on PontiacOwners.com)
Ford had 3, 427, 428 and 429
Mercedes had a 42x engine
Buick had a 430
Cadillac had the 429 and 425
Olds had the 425 (I have an air cleaner lid, "Ultra High Compression" from a 425, I'll snap a pict....)
Chevy had the 427, high po version L88 and ZL1
Chevy has the LS7
Now, who all had "7" in the emblems?
05-22-06, 01:03 PM
How about a 6.9 Liter badge? Or should I say a 6.9 Litre. I know where you can get one of those...
Ben, how about a 7.0 liter badge off of an 06 ZO6 Corvette?
05-23-06, 01:00 PM
They have those? I don't even bother looking at Corvettes anymore, waste of time... But that would be a cool idea, and it would keep it all GM.
Don't rule out big trucks, some of the big GM trucks like the C4500's and up had some stuff too. Just have to look at them.
05-23-06, 01:09 PM
Never even thought of that, they have 7 litres?
05-28-06, 07:57 AM
I was on a car show yesterday and saw a galaxie 500 with 7 liter's badges on it. I don't know how rare those cars is in USA and how difficult they are to get hold of. i took some pics on the car and badges. I never talked to the owner so i dont know what year the galaxie is but maybe the pic can give the clue to somebody that know ford. I just wanted you to know that there is 7 liter's badges out there.
I,m not sure the text i wrote on the pic is big enough to see, but the upper badge on the pic is located on the front fender in front of the front wheel. the middle badge is from the grill. and the lower badge is from the trunklid.
05-29-06, 02:41 AM
That would look... interesting on a Cadillac.
What sucks is that I have the perfect font on my computer that would fit the car great, but theres no way to get it from computer to metal.