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I suppose I should have more patience for those who want to set themselves apart, but I thought this was perhaps a little silly.

I wish I had a picture of it (the barcalounger was doing 75 at the time) but I took the liberty of using some examples of Escape City's best to illustrate.

Basically a 2nd gen Escape owner took and put the F-150 Harley edition badges on their Escape.
1.) It just don't exist.
2.) It's an interesting thought but the idea didn't fit well.
3.) If I had an F-150 Harley edition and saw this I'd be like "What the Cuss!".



The side placement. Lower front of the door.


Had a BIG one on the rear.


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Personally, if it said F-150 Harley edition I would say he's a buster. If it was just a Harley badge he bought from the dealer, that's ok. I see alot of Harley badges on different cars down here in Florida, and I don't think it's any different from Steelers badges or hunting stickers.
 

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futameca said:
I suppose I should have more patience for those who want to set themselves apart, but I thought this was perhaps a little silly.

I wish I had a picture of it (the barcalounger was doing 75 at the time) but I took the liberty of using some examples of Escape City's best to illustrate.

Basically a 2nd gen Escape owner took and put the F-150 Harley edition badges on their Escape.
1.) It just don't exist.
2.) It's an interesting thought but the idea didn't fit well.
3.) If I had an F-150 Harley edition and saw this I'd be like "What the Cuss!".
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Don't be offended. As they say imitation is the highest form of flattery. If you owned the real thing.. Lucky you! I'd bet 3/4 of the Harley decals you see are by non owner wanna-bees.
I used to have a 66VW with a Custom emblem off a Ford and a 350 emblem off an Old Nova... and candy paint flames down the hood and sides. Purely humorous. The lady that bought it from me loved them.

My Bowtied Z 240 Datsun has the sacred Crossed flags of a Classic Vette on the side. Vette guys typically see it from the rear, but when they see under the hood and do comment its always been positive.

 

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It's his Escape, I suppose he can be a Poser if he wants to. I doubt that he is really trying to fool anyone, more like he is "bragging" about his Harley envy.

I had a friend back in the day of the early Rabbits. He owned a particularly ugly yellow VW Rabbit. On the front he had a Peterbuilt red oval on the grill :wacko: . He thought it a piece of ultimate sarcasim. I thought it to be crap ;-| . But he liked it. :shrug:
 

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I never understood why even the F150 would get a Harley badge. It's not like it was designed by Harley engineers or uses any of the same parts.
Creating vehicles in a Harley edition or Nautica or Eddie Bauer just seems like a money grab on the part of the manufacturer.
A name that announces a design change was made like Shelby, Roush or Saleen is a whole other game, I would gladly buy a vehicle with one of those names on it.
 

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maybe i will turn mine into a honda escape, could take the badging from my 84 shadow (honda eagle) and put it on the front doors... :lol:
 

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First, I never underestimate anyone. The owner could be anyone, including Flo in the Progressive ads.


:lol:

Second, does the barcolounger actually even get to 75?

:lol:

:bang:

Ouch.
 

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:lol:

Of course in my earlier days in E-C I posted this poser... :lol:



I can't remember the context in which it was posted.

BTW... I meant the barcolounger was doing 110 (right before the govn'er stopped the fun... not that I know that would happen... ;) ), it FELT like 75. :D
 

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Mmmm...

 

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I've seen worse on an Escape -- waaaay worse. I wish I would have snapped a cell phone pic, but it was right in front of an Advanced Auto, and the owner was right inside. It had the following (I can remember):

- V4 badge -- YES V4. -- no -- it's not.

- Turbo emblems (many) -- and NO -- it wasn't

- Fake stick-on porthole vents - my pet peeve

- every piece of Lund plastic add-ons you could imagine -

- 22" chrome wheels - it's a good thing it's got a Turbo V4to make those things roll.

I really was going to take a pic. If the owner came out, I already had my speech planned: "sweet ride! I have a Mariner -- the Escape twin (because I'm sure the owner didn't know that). I hope you don't mind if I snapped a pic to get some ideas for my ride".
 

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futameca said:
:lol:

Of course in my earlier days in E-C I posted this poser... :lol:



I can't remember the context in which it was posted.

BTW... I meant the barcolounger was doing 110 (right before the govn'er stopped the fun... not that I know that would happen... ;) ), it FELT like 75. :D
I'm sure Buick executives and stylists were aiming at the Lexus line when they designed the Barcalounger, but I beleive they hit the older Taurus. You blue ovals on the car just proved that. :bag:
 

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futameca said:
I suppose I should have more patience for those who want to set themselves apart, but I thought this was perhaps a little silly.

I wish I had a picture of it (the barcalounger was doing 75 at the time) but I took the liberty of using some examples of Escape City's best to illustrate.

Basically a 2nd gen Escape owner took and put the F-150 Harley edition badges on their Escape.
1.) It just don't exist.
2.) It's an interesting thought but the idea didn't fit well.
3.) If I had an F-150 Harley edition and saw this I'd be like "What the Cuss!".



The side placement. Lower front of the door.


Had a BIG one on the rear.


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I think the badge looks great on the Escape. There may not be a HD Escape, but if they did........... it would look marvelous!!!!!
 

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im commenting again to be sure everyone gets a good look at my escape... lol
actually i kinda like the looks of a badge on the side view, maybe i will look for something like that, but not a harley badge... i have nothing against harley but thats not my style. btw i pulled my friends car out of a ditch last night... dang these vehicles are CAPABLE, thru snow, sleet, rain... oh wait thats the post office... :thumb:
 
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