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Happy Mac car emblem (was "Car vandalized. What next?")
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Brad
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2010-02-14, 19:41



Last night I noticed that someone in the past day or two decided to vandalize my car. How? The jerk just pried/broke off the Saturn emblem from the front. Wtf? Of all the things to do to fuck with someone's car, you're going to steal the emblem? From a low-end, ten-year-old Saturn?!

*shrug*

So, now I'm facing a decision: what should I do next? Obviously there's no point in trying to find out who did it. This little chunk of plastic isn't worth that much. Instead, I'm trying to decide what to do about this blemish on the front of my car. I figure I have three options:
  • Leave it as it is. Who cares? I'll probably be replacing the car soon anyway since it's old (and everyone knows GM cars don't last ).
  • Order a replacement part. Surely GM has a few spares sitting somewhere, right?
  • Make my own! Take some of that sheet polystyrene and carve out a nice emblem of my own.

For the last option, I was thinking maybe something like this:


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2010-02-14, 19:56

Trogdor... Link... Cylon LEDs!

Make a few and swap 'em as mood suits.
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dmegatool
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2010-02-14, 19:59

Star Trek and Transformers... nice. I guess nobody's gonna steal them, they're not as hot as the Saturn one.
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drewprops
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2010-02-14, 20:32

Could it have actually fallen off?
Just maybe?


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pscates2.0
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2010-02-14, 20:39

That's what I was wondering. Who in the hell would steal a Saturn emblem (I drive a Saturn, and have owned two since 1994, so don't take my comment as a slam in any way! ). Maybe since they're on the way out, folks are trying to get an early jump on the collectible market?



But, yeah...if you're faced with a missing emblem, look at it as an opportunity to create your own. Not sure about the "Star Trek" thing, but whatever tickles your tater.

Hmmm...I need to go out and see if mine is still on.
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Robo
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2010-02-14, 20:40

Well, the Saturn logo was really awesome. *tear*

I'd go DIY. You're, like, DIY Guy. It's your superpower. We mere mortals can barely spell "DIY."

Triforce maybe? 1UP mushroom? 2-inch LCD display?
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2010-02-14, 20:44

I say go for the Triforce or a Hylian shield.
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Robo
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2010-02-14, 20:46

Ooh! It's just the right shape for a Happy Mac.
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Brad
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2010-02-14, 20:47

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Could it have actually fallen off?
Just maybe?


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Possible, but unlikely. See that little bit of red plastic in the middle? I did a little research on replacements and apparently there are two holes and the emblem has two plastic feet that go into the holes to help hold it in. The red piece that's left there shows sure signs of breakage, see?



I don't think plastic just "falls off" with uneven, sharp edges like that.

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Brad
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2010-02-14, 20:50

Quote:
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Ooh! It's just the right shape for a Happy Mac.
Oh, that's perfect!
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Robo
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2010-02-14, 20:51

Maybe if a large piece of hail hit it just so? Or a meteor.

I'm going with meteor. The little badge sacrificed itself to keep the body panels from getting a dent, brave little thing. It was an hero *sniff*
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2010-02-14, 20:54

That shape lends itself to lots of good ideas. Hell, make several and switch 'em out. Seasonally or whatever. Have a Finder/happy Mac one, a big Snow Leopard "X", Apple logo, etc.
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Robo
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2010-02-14, 20:57

Or go all meta and use, like, a NASA photo of Saturn. Or the classical symbol.
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2010-02-14, 21:42

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Or go all meta and use, like, a NASA photo of Saturn. Or the classical symbol.
I'm inclined towards Cassini rather than Goya, but if it deters future vandalism, go with the cannibalism.
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Maciej
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2010-02-14, 22:39

Junk yard. I'm sure there's a ton of Saturns there.
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drewprops
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2010-02-14, 22:39

I say you epoxy a Mercedes emblem to it. Go upscale, you deserve a treat!


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2010-02-14, 22:45

I kind of like the alchemic Saturn symbol for this... http://symboldictionary.net/?p=1031



Talk about nerdy...
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Luca
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2010-02-14, 23:30

You should glue in a magnet where the badge used to be and use that to customize the badge. Anytime you find something you want to put there, you can just glue a magnet to it and stick it on the front! Also works for those cheesy souvenir magnets.
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Maciej
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2010-02-15, 00:07

How about one of these?

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drewprops
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2010-02-15, 00:25

Go to the Creative Endeavors thread and look at my Action Figure. I could send you some parts from one of the castings and let you have it chromed. It would be, as they say, "unique".


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Brad
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2010-02-15, 00:32

Quote:
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You should glue in a magnet where the badge used to be and use that to customize the badge. Anytime you find something you want to put there, you can just glue a magnet to it and stick it on the front!
I think this is the way I'll go. I was trying to think of a way to swap badges with relative ease and magnets hadn't yet crossed my mind. Perfect! Sure, vandals could also steal the custom badge with ease, but the way I'd make these would be cheap and simple to recreate should one disappear.

I'll take a pic tomorrow with a Happy Mac mockup.

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2010-02-15, 02:11

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Ooh! It's just the right shape for a Happy Mac.
+2

The shape looks a bit too tall though.

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Xaqtly
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2010-02-15, 04:02

Fat Nano?

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Robo
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2010-02-15, 04:31

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I say you epoxy a Mercedes emblem to it. Go upscale, you deserve a treat!


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Why stop there? The Rolls-Royce logo is also a upright rectangle, if you know what I mean.

There's a Geo in my apartment complex that has "TOYOTA" badges in addition to the Geo ones. And they're way larger than any real Toyota badges, and in weird places, like lying along the top of the bumper. I'm like, boy, they sure pulled a fast one on me!

and i guess i've known it all along / the truth is, you have to be soft to be strong
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Brad
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2010-02-15, 09:24

Looks like I misjudged the size a little bit, but that's why they call it a prototype, right?

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dmegatool
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2010-02-15, 09:57

Me want this car !
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Xaqtly
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2010-02-15, 11:37

Yes. That will do nicely.
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709
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2010-02-15, 12:10

clown nose ftw.

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2010-02-15, 12:24

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clown nose ftw.

Bonus, if the horn stops working you can say it's a mime.
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