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Old 09-23-2010, 03:08 AM   #1
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Default Spoiler/ Wing repair

Got back from a party this weekend, took a few people in my car. Get back to the house and pop the trunk so everyone can get their stuff, all of a sudden I hear a loud crack.

Why would you open the trunk by grabbing the fiberglass spoiler.....why?

But it wasn't as bad as I thought. I Remove the spoiler and don't see any cracks but the rear mounting brackets inside the spoiler broke loose. Heres why.

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Had to cut an access hole in the bottom. Ignore the 3m tape, I got ahead of myself.

Sorry for the bad photos, what you're seeing is a giant glob of liquid nails maybe? holding a rectangular metal mount.
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The metal mount broke loose after setting it on the table.

I spent a few hundred for this spoiler from ASCD, granted it'* been a few years that it has held up but I still figured they would have connected all the mounts to a metal reinforcement inside, that way if one came loose it wouldn't be moving around in the spoiler.

Oh well, I hope to have it repaired by the weekend. My GTX wheel project is on hold. Just finished repainting a 93 full size blazer that required panel replacement, and I have a few more repaints to do before the weather gets too cold. Hopefully I can work on the wheels through the winter.

I know there isn't much aftermarket stuff for the bonnevilles in general but figured I'd post anyway. I'll post the repair over the weekend.
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At least it didn't fly off while you were driving.
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Repair is much like fabrication.. we love details about how to possibly fabricate stuff.
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well after trying a few different routes, including adhesives and gorilla hair, went with the ol' reliable. Aluminum pop rivets. Sorry no photos, busy weekend.

The mounts had 3 holes, center hole was used for the bolt. Drilled through the fiberglass into those holes. Done.

I'm not allowing anyone to open my trunk again...
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now im trying to figure out my p1133b code. Fun times.
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