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History Cars with Lighted Hood Ornaments

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  1. BJR
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    Did any cars other than Pontiacs come from the factory with lighted hood ornaments? I can't think of any.
     
  2. vintage6t
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  3. squirrel
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    Hudsons. Although it was really in the grill....
     
  4. 302GMC
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    Most, if not all lighted ornaments were options … add '46 - early '49 Plymouth to the list.
     
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  5. BJR
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    Anyone got pictures of the ornaments, preferably lighted?
     
  6. vintage6t
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    Desoto and as mentioned above the lighted face was optional. Stock was chomed pot metal. wiV5FQZzM6aW1KWVOhCLeA-small_copy_350x350.jpeg

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  8. Los_Control
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    If my hood ornament lit up, I would spend my time trying to be sure it did not happen again.
    If for some reasons others wanted to see it light up .... would probably spend my time removing them from my account.
    #feelsorry for the fool that has a light up hood ornament.
     
  9. 41rodderz
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    OUCH !!
     
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  10. What a sour puss!
     
  11. birdman1
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    I like the Sean with light up wings , grandpa had a 47 ford with a bull ornamat with lot up horns, so yes, I like them
     
  12. Los_Control
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    Some call me a Grumpy old man ... I deny nothing!
     
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  13. Lloyd's paint & glass
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    Old men don't use hashtags.
     
  14. greybeard360
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    Only hashtag I know is smothered, covered, peppered and topped.
     
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  15. el Scotto
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    Well this thread went to shit in record time...
     
  16. BJR
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    I never knew Hudsons ornament lit up. Back in the day the bulbs must have all been burned out.
     
  17. KJSR
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    I think it was pride in brand. Pretty cool IMO. Keep them coming please.
     
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  18. blowby
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    I can't find any others. Did learn that Rolls Royce ornaments retract, kinda neat.
     
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  19. 2OLD2FAST
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    I'll second that !
     
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  20. Bandit Billy
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    I've seen faster. :cool:
     
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  21. blowby
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    Tucker, but I think it's just paint.

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  22. Mr48chev
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    I just remember that the guys I was around in the 60's wouldn't buy those early 50's Pontiacs because there wasn't a viable way to remove all that gaudy trim. My best friend loved that gaudy stuff in later years though.
     
  23. mgtstumpy
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    There's no provision in the OEM hood emblem that I'm aware of. However in saying that it wouldn't be that hard to rig up something to illuminate it with the park and headlamps?
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  24. 1942 DeSoto and was carried over on some 1946s.... Copy of Picture 8648.jpg Picture 3144.jpg
     
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    I got this one to light up , some 6mm white LED's, mounted in the die-cast base.
    (Now I have to wait for someone to tell me that's not something I should put on MY car!)
     
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  26. gene-koning
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    The original ornament on my 48 Plymouth coupe lit up, I have the scratched up remains of it around there someplace.
    There was a center grille ornament on my son's 57 Dodge wagon that had a glass center, which I expected could have been an optional light. Gene
     
  27. gene-koning
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    By all means, if you want to put it on your car, go for it. Don't let the sourpuss spoil your fun. Gene
     
  28. BamaMav
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    I've got a 47-48 Ford Hood emblem with a plastic strip down the top of it that looks like it might have lit up at one time.
     
  29. goldmountain
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    Too bad the plastics avai.able then were not of the quality of today.

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  30. KJSR
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    That should not be on your car....it should be on mine! Very cool!
     
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