Last year I picked up an 87 GT with a spoiler and a deck lid that wouldn't function (stay up under its own strength). Since removing the engine last night I expected to find broken torsion bars causing the issue however, to my surprise they are both fully in tact. This leads into my question: how do you tell if your car came with a spoiler from the factory?
I looked through and RPO code list and couldn't locate one specific to the spoiler. There were a few option packages that could include it, but a search turned up nothing. I'm leaning towards this not being a factory spoiler but rather an add on by a previous owner. The reason I feel this is the lack of adjustment of the springs to account for the extra spoiler weight (preventing it from staying up), and the hasty installation of the screws underneath the deck lid: non factory screws going in at odd angles.
Any help it figuring this out would be greatly appreciated.
The pins are located in the middle slots. I also took another look at the deck lid and the screws are mounted from the bottom going up into the spoiler stands, no nut/bolt combo at all. Like I said, it looks sloppy and an after thought as far as installation goes.
It is always a nerve racking process to adjust/remove the bars. I do know adjusting them would resolve the issue but I had planned to remove them anyway, I prefer the spoiler-less look. My question is based more on curiosity as to how the car came from the factory.
The code for the spoiler is D80. You'll see the code there even on cars where the spoiler was standard, such as the Formula. If there's no D80 code, the car didn't have a spoiler originally.
That's exactly what I was looking for, thanks! I checked out the RPO sticker and did not see D80 so it looks like my hunches were correct. I'm pretty excited it came without one from the factory as I feel it's not too common on the GT's.
Mine was the same way; originally built without a spoiler but someone added one years ago. An aftermarket one, like from JC Whitney or someplace, which more-or-less resembled the factory spoiler minus the removable wingstands. And it had been installed using regular hardware-store type bolts. It was in poor shape so I was glad to swap to a nicer wingless decklid with no holes when I found one in the junkyard.