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Cadillac XTS Forum Discussion, Return of the hood emblem? in Current Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; With the new XTS/CTS/ATS design, does anyone know if there is scope to install a hood emblem? Obviously the grill ...
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    Nelskym is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Thumbs up Return of the hood emblem?

    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

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    Re: Return of the hood emblem?

    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.

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    Nelskym is offline Cadillac Owners Member
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    Re: Return of the hood emblem?

    I tried some photoshopping (bad)) :-)

    But it does look ok if you squint!
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    Re: Return of the hood emblem?

    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.

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    Re: Return of the hood emblem?

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    Smile Re: Return of the hood emblem?

    Quote Originally Posted by nelskym View Post
    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!!!!!!!!

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    Re: Return of the hood emblem?

    This could well be plastic. Ad says "sturdy casting" of unspecified material.
    http://www.truckcustomizers.com/prod...941-style.html



    1941-cadillac-goddess-hood-ornament.jpg
    Also available in gold.

    Or the real thing, rust and all:

    662572597_o.jpg

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    Re: Return of the hood emblem?

    Quote Originally Posted by Nelskym View Post
    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

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    I have the goddess on my 79 coupe deville

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