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1/13/18 10:56pm - Original Message: 'Rear 'Corvette' emblem for 75'
BillHanna
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I broke the rear emblem on my 75, and what I see listed for 75's does not look like what I have.  Mine is one piece, rather fat letters, and is 8 inches wide with the letters about 1 inch tall.
I don't want to order one to find it is wrong.
Can anyone point me in the direction to get the correct "Corvette" emblem?



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1/14/18 12:42am - Reply: 'Re: Rear 'Corvette' emblem for 75'
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1973 Orange Metallic Coupe (orig owner), L82, 4 spd (WR), PS, (A/C & PW (I installed from wrecked 73)), leather, AM/FM Stereo, ran with '65 FI unit earlier & will again some day.

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Try Paragon, Zip, Corvette America, Corvette Central, Wilcox, etc.

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1/14/18 9:06am - Reply: 'Re: Rear 'Corvette' emblem for 75'
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73shark said: Try Paragon, Zip, Corvette America, Corvette Central, Wilcox, etc.


I did find one on Corvette Central that looks identical (listed for a 76), but their specs say it is only 6 inches wide; mine is 8 inches.  I emailed them to check, but I seldom get responses from any vendor.

If someone has a 76 with this emblem, maybe you could measure it to see if it is actually 8 inches wide.

The link is: https://www.corvettecentral.com/c3-68-82/exterior-trim/emblems/76-rear-bumper-corvette-name-plate-emblem-early-76-293045

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1/14/18 9:52am - Reply: 'Re: Rear 'Corvette' emblem for 75'
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Hmmmm I have a 75, early and it has the individual letters. I wonder when they would have changed it



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1/14/18 11:07am - Reply: 'Re: Rear 'Corvette' emblem for 75'
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Early build '75s did use the individual letters, while later builds used the one-piece emblem. Early '76s used the short(6") emblem, later cars had the 8" emblem.
Paragon Corvette has the 6" version. 






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1/14/18 11:53am - Reply: 'Re: Rear 'Corvette' emblem for 75'
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cinor said: Hmmmm I have a 75, early and it has the individual letters. I wonder when they would have changed it




They probably wanted to use up the leftover letters from the '74 model year.

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1/14/18 1:01pm - Reply: 'Re: Rear 'Corvette' emblem for 75'
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Adams' Apple said: Early build '75s did use the individual letters, while later builds used the one-piece emblem. Early '76s used the short(6") emblem, later cars had the 8" emblem.
Paragon Corvette has the 6" version. 





Do you know who may have the 8 inch version?  That is what I need.




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1/14/18 2:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Rear 'Corvette' emblem for 75'
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It's possible your bumper has been changed. Try finding parts for a different year. 75 used two different bumpers, thus the different size letters/configuration.

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1/14/18 3:56pm - Reply: 'Re: Rear 'Corvette' emblem for 75'
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Paragon also carries the 8" version. I thought you needed the 6"....my bad. However...the LATE '75 would have used the 6" version originally. NONE of them('75) had the 8" from the factory. Thumbs Up

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1/14/18 4:28pm - Reply: 'Re: Rear 'Corvette' emblem for 75'
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Adams' Apple said: Paragon also carries the 8" version. I thought you needed the 6"....my bad. However...the LATE '75 would have used the 6" version originally. NONE of them('75) had the 8" from the factory. Thumbs Up


Thank You!  I ordered one.

Question:  How do you get to the backside to fasten the nuts?  It appears that there is a steel plate about an inch behind where the nuts go, and there is no way I can get my hand back there (the reason I broke the emblem in the first place was I thought it was glued in place and tried to pry it off Thumbs Down)


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