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88 formula deck lid question by alcazar88
Started on: 11-04-2016 11:08 PM
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I'm looking for an 88 formula deck lid with wing, does anyone know what other model and year deck lids are the same? I know the hump is quite different than my 88 GT. thanks.
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Report this Post11-04-2016 11:15 PM Click Here to See the Profile for PatrickClick Here to Email PatrickSend a Private Message to PatrickEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post

You can use a decklid off of any '85-'88 notchie on your Formula.
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All 85 and up notchbacks utilize the same decklid. The pre-88's had a radio noise suppression plate above the engine on the underside, the 88's did not.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:

The pre-88's had a radio noise suppression plate above the engine on the underside, the 88's did not.


I'm not 100% sure about this... but I believe I've read in the forum (sometime in the last 17 years ) that the "radio noise suppression" is actually molded into the '88 decklids... as opposed to being a separate entity on the underside.

Now that I think about it, there is a grounding wire attached to the '88 decklids. So yeah, the metal mesh (or whatever it is) must be in there.
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Report this Post11-04-2016 11:51 PM Click Here to See the Profile for alcazar88Send a Private Message to alcazar88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks for the information, that will make it much easier to find.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

I'm not 100% sure about this... but I believe I've read in the forum (sometime in the last 17 years ) that the "radio noise suppression" is actually molded into the '88 decklids... as opposed to being a separate entity on the underside.

Now that I think about it, there is a grounding wire attached to the '88 decklids. So yeah, the metal mesh (or whatever it is) must be in there.


You are correct, the suppression system was incorporated into the decklid.
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Report this Post11-13-2016 12:32 PM Click Here to See the Profile for alcazar88Send a Private Message to alcazar88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Would all 85s be considered notchbacks, even GTs? I found an 85 deck, not sure what model, but wondering if it should fit the 88 formula before I drive 2 hours.

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Originally posted by alcazar88:

Would all 85s be considered notchbacks, even GTs? I found an 85 deck, not sure what model, but wondering if it should fit the 88 formula before I drive 2 hours.



All 85's were notchbacks.. GTs, SEs, and Base models.
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Report this Post11-13-2016 05:38 PM Click Here to See the Profile for alcazar88Send a Private Message to alcazar88Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks. I thought so, but wasn't 100% sure.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:


You are correct, the suppression system was incorporated into the decklid.


Thanks for confirming, I never knew that. Patrick...good man.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

I'm not 100% sure about this... but I believe I've read in the forum (sometime in the last 17 years ) that the "radio noise suppression" is actually molded into the '88 decklids... as opposed to being a separate entity on the underside.

Now that I think about it, there is a grounding wire attached to the '88 decklids. So yeah, the metal mesh (or whatever it is) must be in there.


Patrick, good man !!
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Pontiac actually won an award for it in 88. Some kind of industry award.
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Originally posted by olejoedad:


You are correct, the suppression system was incorporated into the decklid.


Which means if you want it to look correct for '88, you need an '88 decklid. If that's not a concern, any '85-88 notchie decklid will work.
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Originally posted by Formula88:

Which means if you want it to look correct for '88, you need an '88 decklid...


...with the decklid open, perhaps.

With the decklid closed, no one will be able to tell the difference.
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Except for the graphics.
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We are planning to keep the original 88 deck lid, and use this one as a spare we can try a different spoiler and an over the roof scoop on. So keeping it 88 original isn't the goal this time. Thanks.
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Originally posted by Gall757:

Except for the graphics.


Good point.

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