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Rear Wing Install by NW-Fiero
Started on: 05-05-2014 02:26 PM
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Report this Post05-05-2014 02:26 PM Click Here to See the Profile for NW-FieroSend a Private Message to NW-FieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Just acquired a Fiero Rear Wing and am looking to install. Is there a template for drill hole locations, reinforcing, etc The manuals show nothing in the Body Section concerning the wing.

A photo of the inside trunk mounting would be helpful also

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'85 2m6 3.4
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Report this Post05-06-2014 10:33 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
On the bottom side of the decklid there are two little round spots, one on each side. This is where one spoiler hole should be drilled for each side. If you hold the wingstand up to that and measure you can figure out how far back to drill the other one.

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Report this Post05-06-2014 11:26 AM 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

Make sure you seal it well, otherwise you'll end up with a trunk full of water.

Have you thought of trading someone for their decklid with a wing already mounted? Unmolested decklids like yours (no holes) are in demand.
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Report this Post05-06-2014 11:28 AM Click Here to See the Profile for NW-FieroSend a Private Message to NW-FieroEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Thanks, I'll take a closer look for the marks. Should there be additional bracing beside a large washer to distribute the force on the desk?


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Report this Post05-06-2014 11:38 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
 
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Originally posted by NW-Fiero:

Thanks, I'll take a closer look for the marks. Should there be additional bracing beside a large washer to distribute the force on the desk?




Nope, factory wings only have a small washer anyway.
I did this once on my 86 notchback. I put some painters tape over the area where the holes would be (on the paint side). After drilling those 1st 2 from the bottom up, I closed teh decklid. I mounted the stands on the wing and set the 2 studs in the decklid holes and marked where the other 2 studs touched the decklid (while the spoiler was attached) just to make sure it was all square. I recommend a friend helping and maybe something on the paint so you dont scratch anything thats nice.

If you have a common paint color, or are repainting later anyway, you could do like Patrick said, alot of people these days like the wingless look.

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Report this Post05-06-2014 05:25 PM Click Here to See the Profile for fierofoolClick Here to visit fierofool's HomePageClick Here to Email fierofoolSend a Private Message to fierofoolEdit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I just checked my 86SE with wing and a deck lid from a Formula and a deck lid from my 87GT. Only the 87 GT has a recess where 2 of the studs are located. The 86 and 88 notchback lids do not. Both notchback lids do have what appears to be a button on the rib flange on each side. Moving outward from that button there's a small arc in the flange. The rear most stud comes through the flange just where the flange widens out again.

The retainer nuts on all 3 of the cars i have are of the type with the washer attached to the nut. Similar to the ones that hold the headlight assemblies in place. When replacing the wing, I use a little butyl rubber windshield setting tape or some RTV placed around and in the hole on the paint side. This keeps the water from getting to the nut and rusting it to the stud. It doesn't show because it's covered by the stand gasket. For a little added protection, put some sealant on the bottom side before installing the hold down nut with washer. The washer not only helps spread the load, but keeps the nut from cutting into the deck lid.
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Report this Post05-07-2014 10:07 AM Click Here to See the Profile for 2.5Send a Private Message to 2.5Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
Some more info:

http://www.fiero.nl/forum/Forum2/HTML/130406.html

Found this vid that may be a little helpful, however they are using a fastback which has a different deckild than a notchie, they are installing lower wingstands that are set back farther. TLG makes good stuff.
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Report this Post05-07-2014 10:46 AM Click Here to See the Profile for James Bond 007Send a Private Message to James Bond 007Edit/Delete MessageReply w/QuoteDirect Link to This Post
I installed one years ago. I think I put a drop of paint on the studs and placeing the spoiler on the trunk so I would know where to drill. keep in mind it should be centered.
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