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88 lugggage rack removal ? by indyguy888
Started on: 03-20-2014 01:16 AM
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I have an 88 trunk with the luggage rack on it. Any suggestions on the best way to remove it for painting ? It appears to be riveted in. I was expecting to see them screwed on with nuts on the inside of the trunk. I would rather remove them for painting. The trunk will be red and the rails black. I hate to mask each thing off twice. Any info is greatly appreciated.
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I believe you just pry the rubber inserts out and it's screwed in from the top. If it's rivited, just drill them out and rerivit it or bolt it back on
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yup, pry out black strips and unbolt... no rivets from what I remember.
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I just took the one on my 84 off for painting. Like the others say, carefully pry the rubber strips off and underneath are phillips head screws, take them out and the of the rack not connected to the spoiler part of the rack will lift off. There are two bolts under the deck lid to hold the spoiler part on. Take those off and the spoiler and the connected ribs will come off. I don't know how the ribs come off the spoiler piece and as I got that far without breaking anything. I left them all as one piece.
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I have mine off, But I was wondering about getting rid of the holes. I have done lots of bodywork, but none on the Fiero plastic, how do I go about filling the holes? I was thinking about glueing a piece of metal to the back, and then filling with flexible filler, but then the underside would look terrible. Any one with some tips? Thanks Van
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I have mine off, But I was wondering about getting rid of the holes. I have done lots of bodywork, but none on the Fiero plastic, how do I go about filling the holes? I was thinking about glueing a piece of metal to the back, and then filling with flexible filler, but then the underside would look terrible. Any one with some tips? Thanks Van



You would probably be better off looking for a replacement decklid.

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X2 on the replacement. I tried to have mine filled and it was a long expensive process I wish I never did.
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Originally posted by Vanet:

I have mine off, But I was wondering about getting rid of the holes. I have done lots of bodywork, but none on the Fiero plastic, how do I go about filling the holes? I was thinking about glueing a piece of metal to the back, and then filling with flexible filler, but then the underside would look terrible. Any one with some tips? Thanks Van


Plastic welder? Don't know, never used one but I'm in search of a need to buy one.

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