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1985-1996 Fleetwood and Brougham Forum Discussion, Look what I found in Past Cadillac Vehicle Discussion; I was at a garage sale, and I found this lying on a table. The best I can figure, it's ...
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    sven914 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Exclamation Look what I found

    I was at a garage sale, and I found this lying on a table.

    The best I can figure, it's the top section from a 1915-25 screw on hubcap. They were nickle plated brass. It probably looked like this:

    I don't know what the original owner did with this, but as soon as I picked it up, it screamed "Grill Medallion." It's almost too perfect not to use as a grill medallion.

    So I bought it and cleaned it up with a little Barkeeper's Friend. After cleaning it, I realized that I stripped off the nickle plating, but that brought out the golden brass color behind it. I don't think the lack of plating will hurt anything; the Heritage of Ownership Medallion is brass and that doesn't corrode too badly in the winter (a little catsup brings it right back).

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    77CDV is offline Cadillac Owners Master
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    Re: Look what I found

    Your car is starting to remind my of a Soviet general! Cool find, though.

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    cadillac kevin is offline Cadillac Owners Master
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    Re: Look what I found

    thats a blingy grille sven. I just have a brougham script off a 76 cutlass on mine where the metal cadillac script was (other brougham emblm is going on the trunk). I really want one (or 2 or 3 or....) of those cadillac emblems that you got when you bought your ___th cadillac

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    sven914 is offline Cadillac Owners Connoisseur
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    Re: Look what I found

    ^You can get the Heritage of Ownership medallions on eBay; mine came already mounted to the grill. I used to be in class with a guy who had a last gen, and he had 5 of them mounted across his grill.

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    csbuckn is offline Cadillac Owners Master
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    Re: Look what I found

    Pretty cool find. I've always wanted something like that, a cool piece of Cadillac history. What about making it a truck lock emblem?

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