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after i take out these 8 screws (2 per section, per side), then what??
I'm stumped and it needs to come off.. all it does is slow me down and fade more and more each day.. (notice it's turning white on the top)
 

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here is what you do:

Center section:
remove the 4 srews ( 2 at each end) then take the 2 screws out of the 3rd brake light, then the 3 screws behind that. now with the center piece off, take off the 4 screws that hold the 3rd brake light housing to the lip, and now for the fun part, take out the clips in the center of the car, and pop off the side pieces ( not an easy task)

Side Pieces:
take off the 4 screws on the side ( 2 per side), then inside the car, there is a thumb screw on each side, and a 10mm bolt on each side. you will have to remove the interior pieces to do this
 

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awesome man, i'll give it a shot tommorow.

Whig-It said:
you will have to remove the interior pieces to do this
:) Oh James and Siragan know how i feel about interior removal.

BTW, when i go to sell the car, i'm going to want to put those 2 rear side panels back in. (the big pieces that go around the strut tower) Is there anywhere you can by those Goddizzamn plastic clips that are designed to make you hate life that held them in?
 

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WAIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Before you go ripping those plastic clips apart to get them out listen to me!!!

Take a sharp edged knife and stick it into the edge of the CENTER piece...and pull out...it'll slide out a little and then you can pull them out without breaking them...I broke 10 before I realized how easy they were to work with. Otherwise you'd prolly have to go to a Ford dealership and pay 1 million dollars for a pack of ten of them.

I've changed my wing before as well. I hate ford for putting in that wing nut and 10 mm bolt on the inside. :twisted:
 

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Can you adapt the "old style" (91-92) style spoiler to the newer GTs (93-96) eaisly?

I don't like the new ones nearly as much as the old ones.
 

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I don't see why not...you'd have to drill about 20 holes for the brackets and what not for the side pieces plus the 3rd taillight assembly and those brackets.
 

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hey i was wondering if you was wanting to get rid of that spoiler that you are try'n to take of if so all i need is a reply. im here in va also so let me know something.
 

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siragan said:
Can you adapt the "old style" (91-92) style spoiler to the newer GTs (93-96) eaisly?

I don't like the new ones nearly as much as the old ones.
That's what I did with my 95. I purchased a 92 GT 3 piece spoiler from some guy in Georgia for only $20 (great deal). Figuring out how to mount it was troublesome but the assembly came together well. Used L brackets to mount the center section. Side pieces have 2 bolts which must pass through rear quarters. Requires removal of interior side trim bits. After VERY careful measuring, drilled the holes and mounted side units. Reinstalled trim. It's a bit of work getting it done, but I agree, looks a lot better than the newer units. Plus it better differentiates a GT from an LX Sport.

While I don't mean to start a war with the LX owners, I very much disagree with Ford's cost-cutting solution in putting an LX spoiler on the GT and LX models. Anyone racing an LX model knows that with only 88 horsepower, they're only but so quick. However, a GT is so much more powerful and capable, yet has the same spoiler. It's easy therefore to lump in the GT's with the LX Escorts as a 'slow' car. Which those with GT's will testify that is not the case.

On the other hand, it's also cool knowing the guy that lost has to explain to his friends that he lost to an 'Escort'....
 

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Eric is that an actual pic of your car? it looks exactly like the promotional shot from the pictures off a website I used to frequent...I think edmunds.com?? I dunno. :wink:
 

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james, thats exactly where i got it from, but it looks just like mine so i figure... hey, why not. :wink:

i would like to my own pic but i have yet to figure that out.
how do you put a pic from your pictures files instead of from a webpage :?:
 

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95EsortSittinLo said:
How hard is to remove the 1 piece spoiler on the lx's? Im going to be doing that soon when i get my rice wing :)
Unscrew the third brake lamp assembly. Use a screwdriver to pop up the ends of the spoiler - there's 2 plastic clips per side and they fit down in the hatch inside 2 rubber pieces. Use a thick rag to protect the bodywork while you're removing the spoiler. You'll probably need to bondo and paint over the old holes. In my case, the 3piece spoiler ends fit over the holes so I didn't worry with it.

Mind you, the spoiler isn't designed to ever come off so it's in there good. You'll need a lot of muscle and drama and you will likely worry about cracking the spoiler, but it WILL come off.
 
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