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Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5's

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by muddbogg89, Apr 8, 2002.

  1. muddbogg89

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    Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    Is there anybody who actually likes the hood ornament on K-5's? Are they only on 89-91? I'm gonna take mine off as soon as I get a hood scoop.
    Just my $.02
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    I'd take a busted hood ornament over a hood scoop any day.../forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Rene
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    My 78 still has the factory hood ornament. I like to think of it as my crosshairs for critters that wont get out of the road.
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    GokarterGo and I had this same discussion. His 86 didn't have it and mine did. My Dad's 87 doesn't have it either. I just took mine off when I painted my truck, never did like it.
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    I like my hood ornament. It throughs people off. My truck is badged as a GMC (which it is) but the PO replaced it with a Chevy hood emblem. Now I will mess even more people up. My grill is from a Chevy too now. So the front says Chevy, and the sides and rear say GMC.
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    My 85 had one - it was actually quite a help at determining a clean line through rock gardens. My 84 doesn't though - just GM wierdness I guess, since the 84 has all kinds of crap the 85 didn't - including the Sequoia Special package.
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    Out of curiosity, if you pop it off, does it leave a hole or anything. I like the clean look of not having one.
    ike
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    Yes, it leaves a pretty good void if you remove the emblem/holder assembly. I liked mine on my 84 until it got knocked off in a really bad hailstorm/forums/images/icons/frown.gif. When I replaced my hood before my paint job I got the hood without the hole for th emblem assembly.........

    Sorry I went off track there but I'm onto the 3rd bottle of wine this evening......
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    There's 3 holes (atleast on an 85 hood), and they are all good sized. Enough to the point that I didn't even want to fool with welding them up.
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    Mine left 3 holes that I just filled and shaped to match the rest of the hood.
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    I feel left out, my 76 doesn't have one.
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    A hood ornament is a good place to hang your hat when you are crawling in the mud hooking up a chain to get pulled out of the above mentioned mud.

    John
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    Sence when does a K/5 get stuck ?
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    All I know is that those hood ornaments are pretty pricey...
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    My 86 has one... it's ok and not ugly or anything.... can't even see it from the front really with the bug guard....
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    Mine was stolen. /forums/images/icons/frown.gif
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    LOL... Hey, me too! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    My 78 has one, factory blue on one side and etched on the other.. I hate it, wife loves it! I saw a Buick one on a K5 in the junk yard last weekend /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    What's a hood ornament? /forums/images/icons/smile.gif

    Will
     
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    Re: Why did Chevy put hood ornaments on K-5\'s

    Tell me about it...I think they're like $65 from LMC and I'm sure the dealer is more.

    My ornament was hit by a rock (go figure) and shattered one side of the insert. I ended up scoring a NOS OE one on eBay for $18.

    Mine will stay as long as it helps the wife judge where the nose is and keeps my sheetmetal in the factory configuration! /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     

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