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    Bike rack attachment???

    Ok being a hatchback, the 93-02 firebird doesn't have an opening between the rear window and deck lid. I've seen bicycle racks attached to spoilers before but I'm kinda iffy about doing it. There is absolutely no other way of attaching it as far as I can tell. The big Trans Am spoiler on my 01 seems solid enough to ski off of but I'm not sure about sustaining the weight of 2 bicycles over bumps and hard take offs. Anyone tried this and succeeded? This is the kind of bike rack I'm talking about
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    You're probably better off installing a hitch that can be removed and putting a bike rack on the hitch

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    That's an option as well. My friend made on for his Camaro that hid behind the license plate. He pulled boats out of the water with it so I'm sure it's strong enough. I already made one for my truck so being able to utilize the same one for my car would be ideal. Thanks for the advice

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    Not trying to be an ass but why would you want to mount a bike rack or hitch on your bird.
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    To transport bicycles.... They don't exactly fit in the trunk

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    I know what a bike rack is for lol. That isn't what I meant.

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    Well I'm not real sure what you meant then. I would rather haul my 2 30lb bicycles with a vehicle that gets 28mpg instead of 15, especially when you live way out in BFE like I do. The trailer hitch idea wouldn't be a bad one for the appropriate use. No I wouldn't be ripping trees out of the ground with it but it would serve a purpose rather well IMO.

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    Htch mount would definitely be the best choice. I had one of those trunk mounts pictured above on other cars and they scratched the piss out of the paint so stay away from those.
    If you only have one bike to transport it will fit in the trunk, just take the front wheel off.

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    I have a tool box mounted in the trunk and have the wife's bike to haul. Maybe I should just stick them through the T tops lol

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    You can buy a hitch for our cars through etrailer.com. That is where I bought most of the stuff for my tow rig and trailer. They have an exact fit hitch for F-bodies.

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    I appreciate that. I already fabbed up a hitch system like my friend's except I'm welding on reinforcements to the frame for it to mount to unlike his which is welded directly to the frame. He has pulled 8,000lbs of shit with his before (idiot) but I like like the idea of being able to remove it if I want. Not to mention mine will be 3 in. so I can use the same bike rack I have for my truck and it will hide under the license plate. I'll post pics when I get it put together

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