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Old 04-07-2014, 05:24 AM
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Why are the GW hood ornaments spring loaded?

Why the spring on hood ornaments? Why arent they mounted solid? I broke mine yesterday, and I found that it is held on by a spring and VERY small piece of weak metal that the spring goes thru. I put out a call on another post for a replacement, but iIm thinking if drilling it and mounting it solid. Why wont this work?
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Old 04-07-2014, 06:49 AM
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Spring loaded to prevent damage to pedestrians you may hit. It also prevents breakage in case something or someone accidentally hits it. Mounting it solid shouldn't be an issue.
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Old 04-07-2014, 07:04 AM
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So they will bend over and twist a little going though the car wash.

Also the spring hole is used so you can hang it from that big GOLD chain around your neck.
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Old 04-07-2014, 08:05 AM
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Abort? Retry? Ignore? >

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I used J-bond on mine.
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