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Discussion in 'VE Holden Commodore (2006 - 2013)' started by RUF-60L, Apr 1, 2011.
Lol must say this thread has it's points, there are alot worse out there then cheved up holden, I mean I've seen a hyundi excel with Toyota landcruiser 4x4 badges on it ..... Dear oh dear
I think the Chev badge thing goes back to the days when tuff old Holdens (HG's HQ's, etc) went that bit extra and installed a Chev motor. It seemed to be a mark of identification and warning more than anything stating "I have a SBC and not a 308, so beware". Don't see a need to rebadge a VE to a Chev because they sold a few in Saudi Arabia. If the owner reckons the Chev badge looks better than the oversize Holden badge, then each to his own.
I have to agree with each to their own. I look at it this way....if everyone customised to the opinions of others, then there would be no such things as FOOSE, or Overhaulin, local custom shops, Summernats etc and every car show we get to go to and experience new out of the norm ideas which then gives us ideas for our own projects wouldn't exist either. As a result the majority of us would all be driving the same boring looking cars reading magazines from the car manufacturers (read brochure of current line up). It comes down to different personalities and ideas. If we all had the same personality and ideas of what does and doesn't look good we'd have no basis for the custom car scene and it would be very boring indeed. Be it a badge, engine swap, wheels, turbo vs charger etc then that is each person's opinion and choice. None of us have to like what each has done but respect for our comrades out there trying to put a personal touch on something that they have put their hard earned $ into needs to be given. I'm all for the customisation of cars. Keep it up and do it to your personal liking as you are the one that will be driving it, paying for it and most of all getting the satsifaction of the mod.
I've got a black SS and looking for a certain look - straight grille with no badge. It doesn't exist. I may look to have something custom built but i could always get the Chev grille and paint it black which I may do also. I'm considering removing the lion badges front and rear but don't want the blank cirlce in front and not a fan of mesh at the front. I'll keep an eye out for ideas and when I see something that I like and fits with the look I am after I'll do that.
Don't beat around the bush and make up excuses, the explosion of Chev badges on Holden's has come from 'Transformers' using Chevies and everyone now thinks Chevy is cool cause their favourite speech impaired asthmatic autobot is a Chev. The odd person may say some bullsh1t personal reason but you're kidding yourself.
On a similar note my car has leather seats and I have just realised cows are cool as f%ck so I put some horns on the front of my car and am calling it a cow just so I "stand out" ...
cows are cool - but only for dinner.
I like mine cooked.
don't try and eat my car please Tinsnips
oh. sad face.
I though it was funny
por que no los dos?
Your point is over there >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>....wayyyyyy over there.
Not even a valid argument. Customising a car is making it into something unique. Overhaulin' cars are all the same style because that's what Foose does, it's his style. Same as Coddington when he was alive, each "customisor" has their own style and you can tell who built what because you can recognise that style. It's still a custom car, but what they are NOT doing is making it something it's not. A Holden is a Holden in Australia, if you want to drive a Chev Lumina, move to Saudi Arabia.
As said, the engine in your V8 Commodore is NOT a chev, it's a GM.
If people use the excuse that it's better than the lion, then I will fit an Aston Martin badge to the Senator because I think they look cool.
i went to an All Holden car show yesterday, the chev badges made me cry on the inside
But it was an all Holden day...
yeah...thats y i cried!
Could be argued that it's not actually GM, rather American Govt/Public?
that is the biggest load of **** ive seen on here in a while... people were defacing their holdens with chev badges long before the transformers movies came out
No they weren't. VE came out in 2006 (Transformers in 2007) and it was not popular to put the Chev badge on your car before the VE... If you were one of the few who "did it before it was cool" then whoopidy do, someone get this guy a medal. Well done mate you're hipster...
I really don't think there is any need for CHEV badges on a Holden....People just have to get creative :idea3: Buying pre made CHEV grills is the easy way out :yeah:
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