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Rear Spoiler Fitment

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    Hi All,

    Jump into front air dam and rear spoiler. Neither purchase can with any hardware or instructions (I do read them), just the unpainted part. Air dam, can't mess that up but I was curious if there is a standard or proper location for the rear spoiler? Checked out a ton of pics, Is the answer flush with the hatchback lip? or should there be a space forward of the lip? 

    Rear spoiler 432 style, two mounting bolts. 

    Any diagram or advise would help. 

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    here's my rear spoiler as mounted from the dealership in 1972.  It's mounted right before the hatch rolls down.  That was one of the hardest things I've done that I thought would be easy.  Take the vinyl cover off the interior side bottom of the hatch to access the bolts.  Getting the nuts on are a huge pain in the rectum.  Good luck!

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    Not my car but the 432

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    google search...

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    2 minutes ago, moelk said:

    My 2c... Dont drill, use tape.

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    If I ever do it again tape will be used.

    I did put rubber fender washers under the bolts. Keeps the spoiler off the paint.

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    10 minutes ago, siteunseen said:

    If I ever do it again tape will be used.

    I did put rubber fender washers under the bolts. Keeps the spoiler off the paint.

    Good point on the rubber washers Site. I used rubber “O” rings under each bolt......not only does it keep the spoiler off the paint, but allows water to pass through for drying purposes and by sealing the bolts, it keeps water out of the holes in the deck.

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    1 hour ago, Diseazd said:

    Good point on the rubber washers Site. I used rubber “O” rings under each bolt......not only does it keep the spoiler off the paint, but allows water to pass through for drying purposes and by sealing the bolts, it keeps water out of the holes in the deck.

    Great minds and all that jazz... I too used small "O" rings to seal each of the six bolts when reinstalling my spoiler.

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    If you tape and have to remove the spoiler in the future the paint will likely come off no?

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    Hi All,

    Thanks for all the pics and advice. Spent a 1/2 day measuring, remeasuring, again and again before drilling. Looks great but you can never count on the spoiler manufacture having exact tolerances. The spoiler is 1/4" wider (over hang rear fender) on one side from center point. Oh well with my OCD I'll only look at the driver side of the car.☺️  

    Great info on the rubber washers, will install. On to paint 901 silver.

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    I used a tape from TESA but can’t remember what type. It’s super strong, water proof, uv resistance etc. 

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    I've read some people have used magnets, those super strong Neo magnets.  You'd have to glue them to the spoiler somehow, not exactly sure how, but it's another option that doesn't require drilling, and could be easily removed whenever you like.  You'd have to make sure it's strong enough to not fly off at 70 mph.  But some of those Neo magnets are pretty darn strong nowadays!

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