Why Can't Ford Make a Tailgate Emblem That Lasts?

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Argonne

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It mystifies me that Ford, who has been manufacturing vehicles for 100 years, can't seem to produce a version of their iconic Ford Oval emblem for their vehicles that lasts more than a few years. I mean, how hard could it be, given the universe of materials available today. I think they could invest an extra 3 bucks per vehicle to prevent this from happening to trucks that are still worth north of 30 grand.

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They made a good one for the Model A's. Wasn't it porcelain on chromed brass or stainless steel?

Bruce
 
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Remove the badge, sand and fill the recess, prime, paint the tailgate, and then if you still want it to say Ford...paint the logo on and clearcoat.

P.S. there is a good joke to be had here about the only part of a Ford pickup that runs, is the badge :p
 
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Maybe it's a security feature. When I had a Mustang GT, I had to replace the 5.0 emblems a couple of times. Apparently the local boys in the 'hood liked to put them on chains for necklaces. I've also had to replace the Ram emblems from a couple of my truck wheels, apparently for the same reason.
 
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Here's what I use them for. Make great door prizes at our car show.

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Here's what I use them for. Make great door prizes at our car show. <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=493013"/> <img src="http://www.tractorbynet.com/forums/attachment.php?attachmentid=493014"/>
Very cool
 
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I have an 2008 F150 and the tailgate emblem is doing exactly the same thing. I think the front emblem is too.
 

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Ford knows what's wrong, they've circled the problem :). I've got a 2010 Ranger, same deal...................Mike
 
 
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