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Glassing In GT Sail Panel Opening by pdemondo
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Instead of replacing the fastback sail panels, has anyone ever glassed (SMC) the sail panel area and then paint it like the rest of the clip?
If so, do you have any pictures?
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Originally posted by pdemondo:

Instead of replacing the fastback sail panels, has anyone ever glassed (SMC) the sail panel area and then paint it like the rest of the clip?


I wouldn't want the blind spot that would create.
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Originally posted by Patrick:

I wouldn't want the blind spot that would create.


That is a good point. I was going to add a rear view camera anyway. The GT doesn't have very great visibility anyway. I am going to cover
up the sail panels and see how much that affects visibility.
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Originally posted by pdemondo:
Instead of replacing the fastback sail panels, has anyone ever glassed (SMC) the sail panel area and then paint it like the rest of the clip?
If so, do you have any pictures?


There are scoops that are just fiberglass and replace the sail panels. Some of them have smaller lexan windows in them, but plenty are just all fiberglass with no windows, as well.

The blind spot isn't that bad if you've got the mirrors adjusted correctly. Certainly not as bad as driving a full size work van or similar.
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Originally posted by dobey:


There are scoops that are just fiberglass and replace the sail panels. Some of them have smaller lexan windows in them, but plenty are just all fiberglass with no windows, as well.

The blind spot isn't that bad if you've got the mirrors adjusted correctly. Certainly not as bad as driving a full size work van or similar.


Mirrors (or backup camera) don't help if you are backing out of a parking spot with larger vehicles on either side - without the see through panel, there is a large void in this area where you can't see squat. Just saying...
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That is another option, get a fiberglass panel with a window or louvers in it. I could bolt that from behind to make sure it does not blow off. That head of the bolt can be
glassed in the sail panel then drill the holes in the clip to attach.
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Originally posted by Mickey_Moose:
Mirrors (or backup camera) don't help if you are backing out of a parking spot with larger vehicles on either side - without the see through panel, there is a large void in this area where you can't see squat. Just saying...


Having the windows there doesn't necessarily help with that either. Pickup truck beds are still opaque.

Some people may certainly have problems with it, or be more concerned about such situations, but I'll maintain that it's not worse than driving a large vehicle where you can't see out the rear sides. Probably not as bad as a Countach either.

You could also convert to the notchback sails too, if you really wanted, as a very few have done having the fastback decklid/tails/bumper with the notchback sails.
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Originally posted by dobey:

You could also convert to the notchback sails too, if you really wanted, as a very few have done having the fastback decklid/tails/bumper with the notchback sails.


Got a pic of that? Never heard of it being done (not saying that it hasn't).

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Originally posted by Monkeyman:
Got a pic of that? Never heard of it being done (not saying that it hasn't).


Here's one from the thread that pdemondo linked:

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one of my old GT's had scoops glassed into the fastback section. looked pretty good
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You could also convert to the notchback sails too, if you really wanted, as a very few have done having the fastback decklid/tails/bumper with the notchback sails.


I find the notchback sails DO have a more prominent blind spot compared to the Fastback sail panels. Oh and converting to GT tail lights add a new problem for nearly impossible to get lenses.
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Originally posted by dobey:

Here's one from the thread that pdemondo linked...


Why anyone would want to use fastback tail lights on a notchie is a mystery to me. Not only are fastback tail lights much more difficult to find... but IMO they're ugly as hwell.

There, I said it... fastback tail lights are ugly. I've been wanting to say that here for the last 16 years.
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Why anyone would want to use fastback tail lights on a notchie is a mystery to me. Not only are fastback tail lights much more difficult to find... but IMO they're ugly as hwell.

There, I said it... fastback tail lights are ugly. I've been wanting to say that here for the last 16 years.



I don't know about that Patrick. I am pretty sure you said that when I did my nochie with Gt tail lights about 9 years ago.

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Originally posted by pokeyfiero:

I don't know about that Patrick. I am pretty sure you said that when I did my nochie with Gt tail lights about 9 years ago.


I might be getting old and forgetful, but at least I'm consistent.

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Originally posted by mrfred8:



That looks REALLY GOOD!!
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Originally posted by pdemondo:

That looks REALLY GOOD!!


Yeah, I've got to agree... looks great. The big question though... Is that real or photoshopped?
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Yeah, I've got to agree... looks great. The big question though... Is that real or photoshopped?


Its real. It was at Fierorama in 2010. A local NIFE member, he spoke at one of our meetings and there was a write up on it in FieroFocus magazine.

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Originally posted by mrfred8:

Its real. It was at Fierorama in 2010.


Thanks Fred. Are there any more pictures of it? I'd like to see a shot taken directly from the side with the decklid closed.
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found this one googling Fierorama 2010, will see what I have on my computer when I get home.

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Originally posted by mrfred8:

...will see what I have on my computer when I get home.


That would be great, thanks!

The treatment of the fastback reminds me a lot of the Enterra Vipre, although I have to admit I kind of like the addition of the notchie sail panels.

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will see what I have on my computer when I get home.



no luck sorry, just the same pictures already posted.
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Originally posted by mrfred8:

no luck sorry, just the same pictures already posted.


Well dammit Fred, I'm going to have to neg you! (Just kidding, thanks for posting what you did.)

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