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having to trim sail panels? by hookdonspeed
Started on: 08-06-2013 11:55 AM
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on a fastback for them to fit properly, is this common? The 88 I picked up, PO sent new sail panels with it, but the drivers side doesn't seem to fit properly, anyone seen this before? someone told me they need to be 'trimmed' ???
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I havent yet heard of anyone making replacement fastback sail panels that fit properly.
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I bought mine off of e-bay from Chris Cook and they fit well.

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Originally posted by 2.5:

I havent yet heard of anyone making replacement fastback sail panels that fit properly.


I have a new pair of tinted repo ones from fierostore.com, I hope they fit alright...

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I bought a set off Ebay and they fit perfectly. If the need to be trimmed, they are defective.
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I bought NOS ones years ago and they fit. Replaced the originals on my 87 & 88 GTs. I still have another set still in the box.
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Originally posted by Squeaky:


I have a new pair of tinted repo ones from fierostore.com, I hope they fit alright...


I mostly hear this from others, not first hand experience, as I only own notchies.
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I bought a set from the fierostore a few years back that had to be trimmed to fit right. I just took a dremmel to it. It was actually quite easy to do just frustrating having to do it on a new piece. I contacted the fierostore about it and they offered me a discount on my next order. They're usually pretty good about that kind of stuff.

On a side not, when installing the first one on the driver's side I didn't notice the problem until I had ruined a good amount of my 3M tape. Got the "slightly used" tape off just fine but this caused me to be a bit short and instead of going back to the store to get more I put it on without doubling it up as much as I did on the other side. Now sometimes my driver side door window will catch the 1/4 when opening. I believe this is from a combination of me not trimming enough off the back of the 1/4 window and not having enough tape just behind the door window. Mostly my own fault but still annoying.

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Originally posted by fastblack:

I bought a set from the fierostore a few years back that had to be trimmed to fit right. I just took a dremmel to it. It was actually quite easy to do just frustrating having to do it on a new piece. I contacted the fierostore about it and they offered me a discount on my next order. They're usually pretty good about that kind of stuff.

On a side not, when installing the first one on the driver's side I didn't notice the problem until I had ruined a good amount of my 3M tape. Got the "slightly used" tape off just fine but this caused me to be a bit short and instead of going back to the store to get more I put it on without doubling it up as much as I did on the other side. Now sometimes my driver side door window will catch the 1/4 when opening. Mostly my own fault but still annoying.


I used 3m window weld roll, I know everyone says use the 'tape' but I can guarantee they are NOT coming off w/ this stuff... and its a hell of a lot cheaper.
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FieroWarehouse had some great ones, but he no longer makes them. I bought a pair from another supplier. At least one of them actually came from The Fiero Store and he just repackaged it. Never installed them due to poor quality. I then ordered a pair from ChrisCookDesigns and they were of good quality and fit. No trimming necessary.
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