Installing Emblem on Quarter Panel

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  1. 1969VADart

    1969VADart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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    I am finally getting around to replacing the Dart GT emblem that was broken on my quarter panel. The typical way to replace it would be to pull the rear seat and rear panel out and use push nuts from the back side of the emblem. However, that is obviously a pain in the butt. I have seen a different kind of "nut" that is pushed through the hole with the emblem pin and then flares out inside the fender to hold it in place. However, I am not sure what those are called or where I might find them. Anyone know where I might find that specific kind of fastener? Any information would be appreciated. Thanks.
     
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      They're called barrel clips and as far as I know would be the factory method...
       
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        I googled barrel clips and it came up.
         
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        1970 road runner and GTX used barrel clips on quarter panel emblems. 1967 Coronet R/T used nuts from the inside.
         
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        I ordered a set of the barrel clips from Year One. The replacement emblems came with the nuts installed from the inside. I am just looking for an avenue to prevent me from having to remove the entire rear interior (seat and panel) to simply install an emblem. I should know pretty quick if the barrel clips will work or not (hopefully).
         
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        Did they work?
         
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        Couldn't find barrel nuts that were small enough. Ordered every size that Year One had and they were too big for the emblem posts and the local auto parts stores didn't have anything smaller. So I'm still on the search.
         
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        Tubular Nuts
         
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        Did you get repop Dart GT emblems? I went to install the ones on my 1970 GT (same emblems) and the posts are NOT exactly correct, and the emblem is fragile enough that if you force it it will break or bend so it's not straight across. I had to open up one hole a bit and use nuts - the barrel clips just make the hole smaller and the misaligned posts even harder to deal with.
         
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        It would be a rare occurrence that the "barrel" nuts will be as affective as the actual screw type nuts.
         
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        1969VADart FABO Gold Member FABO Gold Member

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        Yeah, I feel like this is ultimately the case. I have the push nuts that are the way they are supposed to be mounted. Guess I was just trying to find an easy way out.

        For one of the other questions, Year One had the emblems made for me based on the original broken emblem that I sent them.
         
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        Dartswinger70 Only thing I ever bought new was a Fender Strat

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        What about adhesive? I glued the 5.0 emblem back on my Fox body using emblem adhesive. It worked and held up well. Would probably seal the holes in the body also. Just an alternative idea.
         
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        The chance of that being true, given that somebody has been repoping them for years is infinitesimally small. Did they actually tell you that is what they did??? I pulled an old YO catalog from 2009 and there they are - part # VC130...
         
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        Fair enough and your point is taken. I am only sharing with you the story as I experienced it. Year One had stopped providing the DartGT emblem specifically during that time frame. I know they previously sold them because I had bought my original replacements from them six years ago. Kevin King (the owner of Year One) spoke to me personally about this issue. Presumably the previous vendor had stopped making those specific emblems. I don't really care if he was just blowing smoke or not. All I cared about was getting the emblems I needed which were back ordered for more than six months because the vendor wasn't producing them in 2019/2020.
         
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        Did you get what you needed? Layson's has them in stock.
         
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        I do have the emblems. I have searched for various barrel nuts to no avail. The emblems did come with the correct push nuts but they have to be installed from the inside. Was hoping to avoid pulling out the rear seat and panel just to install an emblem, but that appears to be my fate.
         
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