Trunk with integrated grabber spoiler.

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  1. 55crownvic

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    That area in red seems like an easy fix, simply run a fake line across the deck lid at that point, it would resemble the factory seam between the spoiler and the deck lid, and at the same time fix the unevenness to the quarter.
     
  2. GrabberGT

    GrabberGT Chris

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    Id go ahead and sand it down to make it transition later even if it means getting into the bolt on spoiler underneath. I think a steeper incline would still look great. I've never liked how ill fitting these spoilers are. I just went out to look at mine and its horrid.
     
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    I kinda agree with Craig. If we are going to be paying close to a grand for it then it shouldn't look like that
     
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    What about just making a taller spoiler/with end caps ...id hate to throw my decklid away or store it forever.and honestly it may be out of my budget. Thats alot of money for an extra half inch of spoiler. Although if it was carbon fiber and matched your hoods that would look pretty sweet JMO...thanks for everything you do for the maverick/comet community.
     
  5. Mavman72

    Mavman72 Gone backwards but lookin' forward

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    When you look at the circled area all by its self it certainly stands out...But... In the overall pic you have with the endcap in place...It isnt all that noticeable at all. Yes every one of these cars is different (Seems like they were exclusively hand assembled...LOL...) I had to cut and move my quarters around on the tail light panel to get the end caps even, that said...I dont think that raised transition you pointed out is really a problem in the grand scheme of things but...The level of quality/fit/finish is totally up to you. Your the man...Um...Manufacturer so, do what you feel is necessary to have it up to your standards. I like it as is personally.
     
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    What if the end cap over hung the qtr? Kinda like the Trans Am.. Course that would leave a seam line.. But there is a line anyway. I guess it would move the "line" up a little.
     

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    Dave B I like Mavericks!

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    I'd like to see a picture from farther back, If the spoiler sticks up too straight, it might look a little goofy, like the ones on the California Special Mustangs.
     
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    I love what you are doing and thank you for the effort but a premium product with a premium price point cannot have that compromise. I would prefer to pay more and have it perfect like your hoods.
     
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    I agree. My deck lid is perfect I would rather just get a carbon fiber spoiler.
     
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    I molded in the end caps on my '71...
     
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    I'd rather see just the spoiler/end caps and leave the deck lid out. but thats me.

    Great work! Like the innovative thinking and drive you have!
     
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    I agree. Not sure what the point is of reproducing the entire decklid and integrating the spoiler into it in order to eliminate (1) body line. That is a lot of extra cost for very little gain, plus as you have seen it causes other fitment issues. I think you would be more successful with just the end caps and spoiler. I would order one myself if you produced those! The other thing is are they going to be made only in carbon fiber or in fiberglass too?
     
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    He used to make really nice carbon fiber spoilers. I have been waiting for him to make more but it's looking like that may not happen.
     
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    With the line on the trunk eliminated, I would be tempted to mold the end caps to the body, too, in order to give this a totally smoothed-in look. That is, if there would be some good way to do that with some longevity ... panel adhesive, perhaps? In light of that idea, maybe a wedge-shape piece added to bond to the top of the quarter would be the answer.

    I don't think making the spoiler more upright and angular would look good. The line flows well as you have it now.

    Any guys with a lot of body shop experience have opinions on how to bond the endcaps? A lot of cars with body flares, etc, added on (think 1980s ...) used to look pretty bad after a few years with cracking, etc. Hoping the technology is better now.
     
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    Down where you are you could probably get away with panel bond. Up here in CT, where we have extreme temp changes it would crack and fail after a while.
     

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