Introduction: How to Make a Ford Belt Buckle!

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When the brand logo falls off of your vehicle what should you do with it? Should you glue it back on, or make something awesome? The answer is obvious, and I chose to make a belt buckle out of mine. This large, cowboy-style buckle is perfect for practically anyone! I hope you enjoy this tutorial, and hope you end up making your very own belt buckle!

Note: This is not limited to Ford logos only. I only used a Ford logo because it was what I had.

Step 1: What You'll Need

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  1. A Vehicle Logo (I used Ford)
  2. Hot Glue w/ Hot Glue Gun
  3. A Metal Hanger
  4. Wire Cutters
  5. Two Sets of Pliers
  6. A Belt w/ The Ability to Change Buckles

Step 2: Preparing the Ford Logo

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Your logo should have two "prongs" on the back of it, similar to the one shown. Clip off the prong that is behind the "d" in "Ford", so that it is flush with the rest of the back.

Note: Not all logos will have these "prongs". You can make do by gluing a small wooden peg on the left back side of your buckle.

Step 3: Bending the Wire

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Using your pliers, bend a piece of hanger wire into a rectangle. The rectangle should fit on your belt, as shown. Attach your belt to the rectangle, also as shown.

Step 4: Gluing the Buckle

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Most buckles are made with a hinge, but I used hot glue instead. The purpose of this compromise was for the sake of time, project difficulty, and long, obnoxious, unneeded steps. Glue the wire to the buckle, as shown. Make sure the edges of the rectangle do not stick past the edge of the logo. Wait for the glue to dry, and apply a second, reinforcing coat. Enjoy your Ford Belt Buckle!

Please comment and tell the instructables community how you would have improved this project. Thanks!

Comments

DestinyA6 (author)2016-03-21

I made my best friend one for his 17th birthday out of a chevy logo i got out of a junk yard, only$2 for the logo.! I loved it so much, i went back, got another, and made myself one.! Thanks

Street-Wise Irish (author)2015-12-04

I am really curious about how you acquired the logo

When you've consistently used a vehicle for more than 15 years, things start to fall apart. Hence I got the logo. There are, of course, other ways to get it. For instance, search "ford logo" on ebay. Thanks for asking!

Thanks for replying

PeterA18 (author)2015-10-26

using hot glue...the buckle will come off while using it

funtogether (author)PeterA182015-10-26

That is a possibility, but it hasn't happened to me yet. Hopefully it won't. If you're planning to use this belt buckle all the time, you're probably right. Hot glue probably isn't the best. Excellent point!

tomatoskins (author)2015-05-11

Belt buckles are the best! Such a status symbol! I'd probably use a little bit of buffing compound and shine it up!

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