Rear Wing (spoiler)
Recently a girl who works in my office building had the
factory wing on her 85 GT stolen off of her car while it was
sitting in the parking lot - in broad daylight. The thiefs
simply ripped the wing off of the trunk lid, leaving four
ragged holes where the bolts went through.
That sort of shook me up - knowing the popularity of the wings
and the expense or replacing one.
I took some 14 gauge sheet metal and with the aid of a hacksaw,
grinder, file, drill and some black paint fabracated two
reinforcement plates that go inside the deck lid. The four
bolts for the wing go through the reinforcement plates. A
thief may still be able to rip off the wing but they will not
pull it off by tearing holes in the deck lid. I suspect that
the top mounts, over the stands, aren't too strong either. I
also have a very sensitive shock sensor on my alarm and TWO 135
db sirens (one in the front - under the hood, and another in
the back under the right grill) that it would take a pure fool
to hang around.
From: Randy T. Agee
>Paul Herder mentioned a while ago that the wing gaskets were different
>between the coupe and fastback (different hole spacing).
>Can I add a wing from a fastback to a coupe or vice versa?
If its a factory wing, you can screw the riser decklid studs into two
different locations. I had to change the location on mine when I mounted a GT
wing to a Formula and had no problems do this. I just unscrewed the stud (front
I believe) and rescrewed it into the new spot. These wings (risers) are
obviously designed to use either hole, but I would not want to take these
things in and out more than a few times or overtighten them since the threads
are cut into plastic. I dont think however that you will have any problem
swapping them once or twice; since its plastic to metal, the studs in my case
were easy to remove without damage.
From: Eric Gutknecht
Fiero Parts and Appraisals
sells original wings for $350 plus $20 shipping.
If you guys are looking for wings, Chris Cook makes one that is one piece
(including the stand off's). The mold came from an original Fiero wing.
I have not seen the wing but I am considering it for my car before I paint
it this winter. I believe the price would be about $150 with shipping.
From: Lee Brown
I bought The Fiero Store's wing about two years ago when my original was
stolen along with enough stereo equipment to total my car. I was
disappointed, but it's better than nothing and there are NO Fiero parts in
Ohio, at least not that I can find. First, it is a one peice design instead
of a wing with two stands. Second, the holes don't match the factory
holes. Was it to hard to measure an original or are they just idiots?
Third, the fiberglass is a little wavy, to much to sand down. To make it
perfect would take A LOT of filler and sanding. Fourth, I think that it is
lower than the original. I'm not sure how much.
From: John Altman
IRM sells Fiero style spoilers. IRM also has OEM type mounts that
will work with the large Fiero Spoiler or a smaller Firebird spoiler. I put
a Firebird spolier on my son's 87 SC and it really looks good - and costs
a whole lot less at $50 from a wrecking yard!
From: Randy T. Agee
As a past owner of a JC Whitless wing, I would recommend ANYTHING else.
The ends and the middle drooped down (like it was taken out of a mold,
green and gravity pulled the center and ends down) and the metal inserts
(to hold the wing to the car) were barely contained in the fiberglass.
Someone came along in the night and grabbed this wing off of my car and
the bolts and the metal inserts were left behind.
From: Paul Herder
Zsolt Szabo, from Ontario has a wing for around $250.
He said it is an exact replica.
From: Jason Wenglikowski
There is a guy here on the list that has reproductions that he sells for
$250 plus shipping; his address is: email@example.com.
This is the only way I know of to contact him. Another one is Custom
Coachcraft in Ft. Worth that Paul Herder recommends whom also sells
one for $250 plus shipping.
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