<VV> [SCG] Engine Size Emblem Removal on Rear Deck Lid

J. R. Read hmlinc at sbcglobal.net
Mon Jul 29 15:16:03 EDT 2013

I've never tried what you are attempting, but maybe you could investigate small plastic anchors like are used on wallboard when something needs to be mounted between studs?

Later, JR

From: Bryan Blackwell <bryan at skiblack.com>
To: VirtualVairs <virtualvairs at corvair.org> 
Sent: Monday, July 29, 2013 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: <VV> [SCG] Engine Size Emblem Removal on Rear Deck Lid

Thanks for the description of how it goes together.  I'm about to put ours back on, but it seems those clips can dig away the paint and cause rust.  Is there a better fastener to use?


On Jul 28, 2013, at 1:50 PM, eamsquared at comcast.net wrote:

> I need to remove the emblem in order to repaint the body.  After much research, I agree with you.  Prying the emblem off from the top of the lid is dangerous.  You could break the emblem.  I found as you suggest that the barrel clip tangs dig into the emblem metal posts.  I was able to remove the emblems by using a small sharp tool to pry the tangs away from the posts.  Only prying one tang away was good enough and allowed me to lift the emblem from the top.  During assembly at the GM plant, it appears that the barrel clips were inserted into a hole drilled in the engine deck lid from the top.  A small lip on the barrel clip prevents it from going through the lid.  The emblem is then inserted from the top into the barrel clip where the tangs grab the posts.  
> A picture of the barrel clips attached to the emblem on my car is attached. 
> Erich Meyer 

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