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Question, Removing wing..... by CoolBlue87GT
Started on: 02-24-2014 08:47 PM
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I need to remove the wing on my Formula, is it a one person job ? How heavy is the wing ? I see how to do it, just want to know what to expect when I do it.

Need to take the wing to the paint shop, they are going to reshoot it, some imperfectons appeared, and they are covering the cost.

Thanks for any info.
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Four nuts hold the wing on. It's not that heavy. Do not pop the deck lid open without the wing because it will fly up very hard.
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They are very light and easy to manage (I think it weighs less than 10 pounds). Pop the trunk, remove the 4 13mm nuts and then close the decklid (with the spoiler still in place). Once it is shut you can remove the spoiler with no drama. Don't open the decklid without the spoiler attached, unless you are prepare to hold it down (it will fly open very quickly f you don't hold it).
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Originally posted by Ventura:

Four nuts hold the wing on. It's not that heavy. Do not pop the deck lid open without the wing because it will fly up very hard.


Good info, Thanks

 
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Originally posted by mrfiero:

They are very light and easy to manage (I think it weighs less than 10 pounds). Pop the trunk, remove the 4 13mm nuts and then close the decklid (with the spoiler still in place). Once it is shut you can remove the spoiler with no drama. Don't open the decklid without the spoiler attached, unless you are prepare to hold it down (it will fly open very quickly f you don't hold it).


Thanks, 10-4 on the decklid closed, never would of thought of that.
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Really need to echo the advice on not letting the deck spring open without the wing. You will end up with broken restraining cables. Kevin did not heed that advice when we had a broken support pillar and now we need to buy some cables from Rodney.

Also, if you are going to drive the car for a while with the wing off, you will want to find some sort of rubber plugs to cover the screw holes. You *will* get rain leaking into the trunk.
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Originally posted by Ray_and_kevin:

Really need to echo the advice on not letting the deck spring open without the wing. You will end up with broken restraining cables. Kevin did not heed that advice when we had a broken support pillar and now we need to buy some cables from Rodney.

Also, if you are going to drive the car for a while with the wing off, you will want to find some sort of rubber plugs to cover the screw holes. You *will* get rain leaking into the trunk.


rubber plug to fill the holes are easy, all cars shipped with roof racks have those plugs in them, because the dealer installs the roof rack when it gets to them, the plugs are ether discarded or sent to the parts department, I would think so they should have some on hand for a minimal cost. and good insurance if you drive it before reinstalling the wing, especially if it rains. they have a screw in the center that after putting them in the holes you simply tighten to expand them. Just ask the parts guys at a dealer.

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Originally posted by Ray_and_kevin:

Also, if you are going to drive the car for a while with the wing off, you will want to find some sort of rubber plugs to cover the screw holes. You *will* get rain leaking into the trunk.


I get rain leaking into my Formula's trunk even with the wing in place. I'm going to have to fix that one day.
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