Custom Emblem/Logo/Hood Ornament

Discussion in 'Prius c Accessories and Modifications' started by Horsey, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. Horsey

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    I'm looking for where I can find custom hood logos for a Prius C 2016. I want to completely remove all OEM badges, logos, and insignia from the car. Ideally, I'd like to replace the logos in the front and rear of the car with something different like a cartoon logo or something that I designed in Cad/Illustrator. Does anyone know of a fab shop that I can work with and they ship me the parts? I'm absolutely okay with buying premade custom logos though; anything is better than OEM.
     
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    Perhaps 3D print, sand prime and paint? Sounds like you already have the main skills to make one, imo is the hardest part.
     
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    Do you have a maker space in your area?
     
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    I snapped this the other day, for the life of me I can't remember where or the car. Maybe someone knows? Anyway, thought it looked cool:

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    (Now I'm wondering if it's a screen grab. Yeah think so, the picture has no location metadata. Anyway, I like it.)

    (BSA is motocyles, or did they also have an automotive division?)
     
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    what do you mean by maker space?
     
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    Maker space is a place/business where you can make things using their technology. I'm being generic because the place can do anything from sewing to welding ... Just about anything you want to make can be done. In San Diego we have a place called maker place. Google it for more info..... I realize you aren't in San Diego, but maybe they have something similar where you live.
     
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    I'm glad you mentioned maker space. Very cool.

    Does anyone know where to get the emblem replacement? Even if it's just blank.

    Can I remove the sticker that is on the door frame? I don't want my car pre-defined as a passenger vehicle if that is not what it is used for. I don't drive for profit damnit!
     
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    There are a ton of aftermarket add on's in the Japanese market. Might check some of those and I know there is a Toyota badge which is backlight for the front logo. I've seen one - and it's pretty cool.
     
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    If you’re referring to the certification label inside the left front door, giving the vehicle identification number and manufacturing data, I’d strongly suggest leaving it alone.

    In the U.S., it’s a federal crime to alter or remove VIN markings (18 U.S.C. § 511), and in some jurisdictions, even to possess a vehicle from which they have been removed (see, for example, Cal. Veh. Code § 10751). A missing certification label may also keep the vehicle from passing an emissions inspection or being registered or resold.

    Replacement labels are available but difficult to get; see Toyota bulletin T-SB-0304-17 Rev2, “Replacement Certification Labels and VIN Plates” (PDF), revised July 31, 2018.
    “Passenger car” is a legal classification, and it’s the one you want, unless you’d rather pay the registration and weight fees and insurance premiums for a truck or bus.
     
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    Replacement VIN stickers.
    That is awesome when there is door damage requiring a sticker replacement.

    My understanding is getting a VIN sticker from GM is near impossible.
    Go Toyota and thank you.
     
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    I can't take the label off the mattress either. Why don't people see a problem with this and stop it before it snow balls? lol I guess they are just mad they couldn't make it to the moon.
     
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    According to their website, ECS Automotive Concepts, LLC of Chesterfield, Mo., is an authorized supplier of replacement certification labels for GM, Toyota, and other vehicles, though supposedly they sell only to collision repair businesses. I haven’t used their services.
    If it’s your mattress, yes, you can—read it again carefully: “...NOT TO BE REMOVED EXCEPT BY THE CONSUMER” (emphasis added). Those tags, like Monroney labels on vehicles, or yellow EnergyGuide labels on appliances, contain required disclosures from manufacturers to consumers, who are—unlike distributors or dealers—free to remove and discard the labels after the products have been delivered.

    In contrast, tamper-resistant VIN markings, including the laser-engraved certification labels on Toyota vehicles, further an ongoing societal interest in deterring auto theft and trafficking in stolen vehicles. If you remove the label from your car, the U.S. Attorney is unlikely to make it a federal case—but why give a police officer, who might notice the missing label during a traffic stop, a reason to detain you or impound your car?
     
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    I’ve read and heard that some people in japan will run Lexus badge in front and rear that fits

    I have been looking for A long time now maybe the Lexus cth200 might work but for now no luck on finding one in the junkyard and I’m not sure about buying an OEM badge to try this but in Japan people do it with some Lexus I wish I knew wich one
     
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