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Notchback sail panels without the shiny parts? by Quad Raider
Started on: 01-16-2015 12:43 PM
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Report this Post01-16-2015 12:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Quad RaiderClick Here to Email Quad RaiderSend a Private Message to Quad RaiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The sail panels on my '87 notchback were in good shape, but the frames were badly faded. I broke the first panel removing it from the frame, but got the second one off without any damage. I sanded and painted one of the frames and it looks so good I got to wondering if anyone had ever reinstalled the frames without the inserts.

I searched the forum and couldn't find any threads on the topic.

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Report this Post01-16-2015 10:14 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Quad RaiderClick Here to Email Quad RaiderSend a Private Message to Quad RaiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I'll take that as a "no."
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Report this Post01-17-2015 12:29 AM Click Here to See the Profile for RaydarClick Here to Email RaydarSend a Private Message to RaydarEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I've never seen it done.
There were people making one piece replacements that were smooth, all the way to the back edge of the side window.

If you want replacement "inserts", check out this page. http://www.fierosails.com/
Paul McKibben does these, and they look factory. He also does custom lettering and etc. I would recommend him highly.
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Report this Post01-17-2015 07:43 PM Click Here to See the Profile for Quad RaiderClick Here to Email Quad RaiderSend a Private Message to Quad RaiderEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks, Raydar. I plan to get a set from there. I may install my frames without the panels, though, just to see what they look like.
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Report this Post01-17-2015 08:34 PM Click Here to See the Profile for David HambletonClick Here to Email David HambletonSend a Private Message to David HambletonEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
The sail panels on the '84s are metal cored plastic frames with glass inserts. My frames were corroded and twisted so I replaced them with plastic panels from an '87. The glossy panel inserts were cracked, so I removed them and cleaned off the adhesive.

I sprayed them with Duplicolor trim paint and applied Fiero Store decals.



I was satisfied enough with the results to do the same for my '86 with cracked glossy panels.
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Originally posted by David Hambleton:




I was satisfied enough with the results to do the same for my '86 with cracked glossy panels.


That looks great, David. Thanks for posting the photo. I like the very subtle change. Aside from the radical color change on my '87, the other modifications I'm making are subtle, so this look would fit that theme.
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