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Old 02-06-2006, 07:12 PM   #1
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Got my spoiler in today and am curious as to the best method to locate and drill the holes (going on a non-spoiler SE.) Could someone peel back their trunk lid upholstery and snap a picture of their spoiler studs? I didn't notice any areas that really stuck out as to where I would drill. I'm wondering if there is a template available from GM.

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i believe there is spaces where the frame of the trunk are cut out to accommidate the bolts for the spoiler
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Harry... Toasted Oats may be able to help with this..he was going to do it..not sure if he got a template or anything.
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Harry... Toasted Oats may be able to help with this..he was going to do it..not sure if he got a template or anything.
i opened up my trunk aswell and couldnt see any markins either, i also consulted the service manual and nothing was listed.. I think your best bet is to have it professionally installed
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Harry... Toasted Oats may be able to help with this..he was going to do it..not sure if he got a template or anything.
i opened up my trunk aswell and couldnt see any markins either, i also consulted the service manual and nothing was listed.. I think your best bet is to have it professionally installed
wondering if you order a spoiler from the dealership of they come with a template??? i know alot of GM accessories do...maybe a trip to the dealer to ask
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idea of how we did it on my buddies regal...

template on top, mark and drill...

then larger holes on the bottom for the bolts

http://www.regalgs.org/forum/viewtop...061&highlight=
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I'll give the Pontiac dealer up the street a shout in the morning about a template. I'm sure they'd charge an arm and a leg to install it. They finally sold both of their remaining '05 GXP'* by the way. Grey and maroon.
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Did they give those GXP'* away?
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They knocked about $8K off of both of them.
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Well, I can't get a template from GM for the spoiler. I've seen "t-strips" that come with some spoilers for drill guides but am having trouble locating the t-strips separately. I may make my own. Basically, they transfer the location of the spoiler studs onto the decklid. Going to have to think about this one.

A body shop wouldn't have any better way to do it either I'm guessing. I'd rather not pay for someone to use the exact method I'm going to use anyways.

If anyone has any suggestions, lay 'em on me.
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