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Old 11-23-2006, 10:19 PM   #21
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I won't feel any different..

Just don't pull up next to me and expect I'll hang around or wait up for you.
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I think there'* something about badges that act as a "cap piece" to finish off a car and TELL people what it is. I have no problems whatsoever if someone changes an SE to SSEi body cladding, upgrades seats to AL7'*, does an L67 swap, FE2 swap, etc. But until you have changed EVERYTHING to truly make it identical to an SSEi, leave the badges off.
Does that make sense? Like I said, there'* something about badges that are different than regular body/car parts.
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But until you have changed EVERYTHING to truly make it identical to an SSEi, leave the badges off.
I don't think it can be done. You have serial numbers, VIN numbers, various codes, stamped letters and numbers all over the car that indicate it being an SE.

I have both of my LeSabre emblems, but they're not on the car. They both fell off during a wash. I was lucky that they fell off with me right there as opposed to being on the road somewhere.
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Next spring I will have swoopies (secret'* out! lol). Will people who see it be confused as to what kind of car it is? People here wouldn't, and they obviously wouldn't think it was a 2000. People who aren't familiar with Bonnevilles would see the SSEi badges, and some nice shiny rims. It is what it is.

Now, take those same people unfamiliar with Bonnevilles, and show them a 1996 Bonneville with 40th badges. They would look at it and say.. "Ok, so that is a 40th anniversary Bonneville."

"Well, no, it'* not, I just put the badges on it."

"Ohh."

Modifications like rims don't say you are something you are not. Badges do. Neon lights don't say you are a different car, they are just accessories.

With that being said, we are not telling you not to put badges on your car. Afterall, it is yours! We're just stating our own opinions on why we would or would not do it. And explaning what other people may think if you do.
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No badges on the quarters and still beautiful.

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Just don't pull up next to me and expect I'll hang around or wait up for you.
Wow. I didn't know how passionate people would feel about this, but that is why I posted the question on the forum. I never intended to claim that I have a 40th anniversary car. I just like the look of the emblem. As of now there is now way I want that badge near my car now, obviously i'd be offending many enthousiastes if I did.
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Just don't pull up next to me and expect I'll hang around or wait up for you.
Wow. I didn't know how passionate people would feel about this, but that is why I posted the question on the forum. I never intended to claim that I have a 40th anniversary car. I just like the look of the emblem. As of now there is now way I want that badge near my car now, obviously i'd be offending many enthousiastes if I did.
We know YOU wouldn't claim it was a 40th, but badges speak for themselves, that'* the problem.
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Just don't pull up next to me and expect I'll hang around or wait up for you.
Wow. I didn't know how passionate people would feel about this, but that is why I posted the question on the forum. I never intended to claim that I have a 40th anniversary car. I just like the look of the emblem. As of now there is now way I want that badge near my car now, obviously i'd be offending many enthousiastes if I did.
Who cares if you offend anyone, it'* YOUR car not theirs. Don't worry about peer pressure. If I did, I would have cleared the headlights long ago
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Just don't pull up next to me and expect I'll hang around or wait up for you.
Wow. I didn't know how passionate people would feel about this, but that is why I posted the question on the forum. I never intended to claim that I have a 40th anniversary car. I just like the look of the emblem. As of now there is now way I want that badge near my car now, obviously i'd be offending many enthousiastes if I did.
Who cares if you offend anyone, it'* YOUR car not theirs. Don't worry about peer pressure. If I did, I would have cleared the headlights long ago
Grimm....no offense but you have missed the whole point to the badge vs appearance thing
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I see the entire point, I just could care less about the emblems. If the guy likes the badges, then he can put them on. I've seen too many times when people ridicule someone for posting something done to their car; which is why I usually keep my comments to myself unless it'* truly obscene like 36" wheels.
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