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GT rear deck grills by Old Lar
Started on: 09-12-2013 03:39 PM
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Last post by: Fiero84Freak on 09-13-2013 03:04 PM
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Report this Post09-12-2013 03:39 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Old LarSend a Private Message to Old LarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Today I discovered something different about my Fieros. The deck grills on my 88GT are off being repainted and I want to drive the car Saturday. So I switched the deck grills from my 87 GT and found that the "thumb" screws that hold the grill down are in the second/inner mounting hole in the grill for the 88 rather than the outer mounting hole for the 87.. I always wondered why there were two different holes in the grills. Just a bit of trivia.
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Report this Post09-12-2013 04:00 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jaskispyderSend a Private Message to jaskispyderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The strut towers and brackets are different in the '88 (GT)... I believe. It must have been cheaper to modify the grills than to make brackets that would fit.
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I actually ran across this oddity some time ago when I was doing a fastback GT body work swap on an '88 car using pre-'88 fastback GT parts.

It's likely as above - since the strut hats had to be relocated and different brackets made to hold the decklid vents, GM probably figured it was just easier to make more holes to mount, rather than try and completely redesign the way the decklid vents attached to the strut hat brackets.
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