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Austin Vert's Rear Spoiler Install.
#11
Looks good to me! My wife's 05 vert has a factory spoiler of a related design - just more modern looking but similar size.

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#12
Hi Don,

Many thanks for your thumbs up!

GregSmile

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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#13
Greg, that is indeed a very nice looking car, the fact that it's the original paint and looks so great indicates to me you don't leave out in the Australian sun very often.

Jim

Jim

M code 71 Mach 1, 351 4V Cleveland, Ram Air (not factory), C6 Trans, 3.5 rear
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#14
I missed that it is original paint. Wow! That's awesome looking. I had a gold glow torino. It is a very nice color that does change color in the sun. Very nice!

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My Mustangs:
71 M-code Mach 1, Medium Blue/White Sport, 4R70W, 3L50, Factory Ram Air.
72 Q-code Mach 1, Pewter/Black Sport, 4-spd, 3L25.
65 Convertible, Britney Blue/White/White, more modified than original.
05 Convertible, Legend Lime/Tan/Tan, future classic??
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#15
Looks good, great work. What do you recon best placement on an XB Coupe is? will be doing the same to mine shortly.

Greg
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#16
gpierce;121178 Wrote:Looks good, great work. What do you recon best placement on an XB Coupe is? will be doing the same to mine shortly.

Greg

I imagine it would be the same, centered side to side, with the back edge of the spoiler lining up with the edge of the trunklid. The XB's have different looking rear ends though so I might be slightly different.

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#17
Jim and Jutta;121154 Wrote:Greg, that is indeed a very nice looking car, the fact that it's the original paint and looks so great indicates to me you don't leave out in the Australian sun very often.

Jim

Hello Jim & Jutta,

Thank you very much for your kind words Jim. That means a lot to me. Yes you're right about the powerful Australian sun. Where i live here in Queensland, we are living in a tropical/sub tropical climate, and the Queensland sun is quite powerful and intense.

The sun (ultra voilet light)is the worst enemy to paint finishes, especially the clearcoats. The UV goes straight through the clearcoat and starts breaking it down rather quickly. It is well known that if you want your paint job to last a long time, keep it out of the sun as much as possible.

I was lucky that the previous owners did just that, mainly the first owner.

GregSmile

Don65Stang;121162 Wrote:I missed that it is original paint. Wow! That's awesome looking. I had a gold glow torino. It is a very nice color that does change color in the sun. Very nice!

Don,

Glad you like the color and the finish. It's stayed in good condition over the years because the first main owner from Ohio kept the car out of the sun pretty much all the time. Sun (UV light ) is a car's paint finish worst enemy.

I love Gold Glow myself as colors go, and it does look beautiful and comes alive when it's in the sunlight.

Thanks again Don,

GregSmile

Hi Greg,

Hope you're keeping well and enjoying your cars.Thanks for your kind words on the spoiler. In regards the spoiler position on the XB Coupe, Buddy's reply is on the money, as you would want to mount it eqidistant from side to sde of course, and i would alighn the back edge of the spoiler pretty much up with the back edge of the trunk lid, similar to my Mustang convertible setup.

If you go to Google Images and type in Ford XB Coupe rear spoiler, it should provide some pics of XB's wth rear deck spoilers of different types as well. Those pics should verify what i say for positioning.

All the best,

GregSmile

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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#18
this was very helpful in installing mine for my coupe! So thank you!! However somehow i screwed it up and got 14". My spoiler however is a fiberglass one and may have different pedastals. As doing so with mine i ended up with the bottom screw in the angled section.; Blah!!!!
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73 Coupe 302/c4 Project
65 Fastback Conversion Eleanor Project

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#19
Thank you Sir,

Glad to be of help. By the way, your spoiler seems to be sitting fairly high off the trunk lid. I wonder did you buy the correct pedistals  with your kit, as the underside ends of the spoiler should be sitting just above the quarter panels by about a 1/2 inch gap. The  wrong kit or pedistals might have caused your mounting problem. Just guessing there.My kit was a fiberglass one.

All the best,

Greg. Smile

whistling LORD, MR FORD - JERRY REED
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