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custom ebay spoiler pics

got a custom spoiler off ebay...wish they wouldve had better pics. The spoiler is too short and not sure if I like it. Opinions?


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for some reason the link to pic isnt showing up on post
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Fixed it. FYI, On Flickr you click the more ways to share icon at the lower right and you can select embed and sizes


I think the spoiler is way too narrow.

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It's totally too short, but then again I don't like spoilers, period.

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It needs another 2 or 3 inches on each side..

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I actually just got done talking to them...they said it should be 57.75" long, this one is 54.5" long. They are sending the right one.
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Even short, I don't think it looks bad...

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Ugly. Looks too small/out of place.
May as well but that thing on on the roof, above the rear window.

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While we're looking at this pic, which years had light up trunk panels, and which years got reflectors?

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89-91= reflectors, 92-97 = LEDs

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While we're looking at this pic, which years had light up trunk panels, and which years got reflectors?
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89-91= reflectors, 92-97 = LEDs
Easiest way to tell is whether the lights connect over the top of the license plate or not. If they do, they're reflectors.


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With that spoiler not being much different than the OEM or dealer installed one, I personally would have gone that route.

I got a Taurus SHO lip spoiler, but they don't look as good on the Cougar as they do the Thunderbird. I also got an OEM spoiler with the third taillight, and a dealer installed 2 post no center light spoiler. I was all set to install on of them when I found this in the junk yard.




It is the right width, had the same curve as the trunk lid, so I bought it (they charge 25 bucks for spoilers, I think it is too much, but all the other stuff I get is reasonable/cheap).





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lucky... i head out to the local UpullIt around lincoln and every spoiler is gone before anything else on all the cars....

plus the idiots drill out the trunk locks ruining the deck lid when if they brought a small battery and jumped the lid pop button they could get inside a lot easier >.>

some of the cars look like someone went at them with a sledge and chisel, usually knocking the pop rod down inside the trunk making it IMPOSSIBLE to get into the trunk >.> those are the spoilers that are still their, and/or broken

last one i found was on a cougar, and i had to go about my own hammer and chisel method since someone did indeed knock off the poprod and completely screwed the latch. finally just pried it open with a BF prybar and ended up twisting off one of the spoiler studs cracking the spoiler... the seals were leaking and everything was rusty as hell.

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Still a little too short for me! But If you like it thats all that matters!

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Since this is a custom spoiler does anyone know which wire from the third brake light is which for hooking up brake light on spoiler?
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Do those come painted or did you have it painted? What about the holes did they match up from the other shorter spoiler
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You can buy it painted or just primed. I haven't drilled holes yet I just sat it up there to take picture
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Let me know how that goes. I have a t bird spoiler I am thinking about using.
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Why are you guys not buying these Ford OEM spoilers from eBay for $50.00 with LEDS. I bought one and it fits great.

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Let me know how that goes. I have a t bird spoiler I am thinking about using.
Don't do it! I'm still regretting installing mine

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$50 for a factory spoiler that I would have to get painted and drill my own holes anyway. I rather have something a little different than everyone else.
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$50 for a factory spoiler that I would have to get painted and drill my own holes anyway. I rather have something a little different than everyone else.
These factory spoilers come in various colors.

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As far as I know they didnt put factory spoilers on '94-'95 t birds and the color of my car isnt available on the '96-'97 bird
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Don't do it! I'm still regretting installing mine
Why are you regretting it? It s looks really good on your car
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Eh I guess I just never fell in love with it, I pretty much bought and installed it on impulse and never gave thought to how it would flow with what I've done. I miss the clean aggressiveness the rear had before it...



It looks fine with it now but I think it lost some character when I put it on, I know it sounds silly and obsessive

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Eh I guess I just never fell in love with it, I pretty much bought and installed it on impulse and never gave thought to how it would flow with what I've done. I miss the clean aggressiveness the rear had before it...



It looks fine with it now but I think it lost some character when I put it on, I know it sounds silly and obsessive
That's kind of why I bought mine . Guy at the jy pulled it for somebody and they never bought it so he pushing me to buy it and how cool it would look on my car
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I picked up a spoiler from a friend who took one off his 95 mustang gt. looks pretty good. considering it was free I thought i'd give it a whirl to see what it looked like on my car before I started the repainting process.

I did however test fit it with some light adhesive double sided tape and drove down the street while my wife recorded it and did a walk around to see how i liked it then again with out it. Luckily the tape held because i did like it and Im actually thinking about repainting the car the royal blue (? paint code is KM I believe can't remember what color that is exactly though) and painting the spoiler black like it is now. I kind of like the look.
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