The later run XR7-G emblems we offer are really quite nice, but they are all just a tad smaller than originals. This is almost impossible to detect unless you have a reference point. The lock cover does in fact provide a reference point in that if you use a new emblem you will have a noticeable gap around the perimeter of the emblem. In years past, nobody really was concerned, but now that the XR7-G can be worth six figures in pristine condition, it matters. I put a used emblem behind this NOS emblem for comparison sake. We refer to the emblems found in original Ford boxes as NOS (New Old Stock) because they have been obsolete from "Ford" for many years.
Ford part number C8WY-6542514-A