Hood Roundel Installation

The roundel fell off my hood while driving last week and I discovered what sin against all that is holy the PO had done to affix the old badge: piles of crazy glue and who knows what all because he was too cheap, naive or pig-headed to buy $2.00 plastic grommets.

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I swear I am saving this car from the junk heap, one fix at a time. I should not have bought it. But it is what it is and it’s mine.

Someday I’ll have the car repainted, when $2,000-$4,000 is not better spent elsewhere – like on suspension, clutch, engine swap, seats, differenital, exhaust. Yes, the outward appearance of the car is pretty low on my priority list. But it bothers me to drive around with a missing roundel. Ordered the real deal from BMW and it seems they have changed the design so that the silver bits are all raised. Feels nice under the fingers.

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Update:

I found it again!

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August 19, 2012 cosmetic