Emblem hole sizes to drill new holes?
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:13 am quote
I have a 1975 Primavera and it needed a paint job along with some bodywork.

Well, the goons at the body shop filled all the holes in the frame even though I marked which ones to NOT fill.

I need to roughly locate the emblem location and drill new holes, in addition to some floor rail holes they filled.

Does anybody know the size of the drill bit needed to drill new emblem holes?

Part of me is considering gluing the emblem on with some 3M adhesive instead of drilling into the leg shield.
I'm definitely not going to have a cream-puff perfect restoration at this point...

-JJ
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:19 pm quote
Shoe Goo clear works well for me doing same job.

now, pics please?
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Mon Dec 02, 2019 1:50 pm quote
Here are some photos. Everything marked in pink is what they didn't fix before they painted it. Such a waste of time (and materials). Now they have to go through the thing again. This shop sucks and I won't be using them again...

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Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:22 am quote
FWIW - I used a #32 Drill bit and it is close to the size. The pegs measure just under 3mm. i will probably have to ream the holes a bit but it looks like it will work. The emblem fits tightly into those holes now
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 11:02 am quote
I would honestly just use calipers to measure the posts on the emblem. FWIW, I use both the posts through the body and badge adhesive.
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Wed Dec 04, 2019 7:56 pm quote
calipers is how i figured the pegs measure just under 3mm.
I had to get a new badge to measure though. I didn't trust an old one.
And yea, i plan on using adhesive and pegs for the re-install.
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