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Has anyone removed the side skirts from their T/A???

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    Question Has anyone removed the side skirts from their T/A???

    Do they leave screw holes/glue in the bottom panel when they come off??

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    It should just connect to the frame underneath the car with those black plastic "push rivet" things. It shouldn't leave any marks but you'll be able to see the frame. It will look awful since the front and rear of the car would sit lower than the sides.
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    They are holes in the rocker panels for the skirts... Its hideous but thats how i have to run mine until i find a new skirt and fix my one rocker.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SStriker View Post
    They are holes in the rocker panels for the skirts... Its hideous but thats how i have to run mine until i find a new skirt and fix my one rocker.
    You wouldn't happen to have any pics would you??

    The reason I ask is because I was curious as to how much work would go into converting a T/A into a Formula....and if you're wondering why would I do that?? It's because I always had firebirds and formulas and I kind of prefer that look to a T/A. But why not buy a Formula?? Because they didn't make Formulas in this color (not my car):



    Resale value doesn't concern me and and I wouldn't be removing anything that couldn't be put back on. In any case I love that color and I figure that would be a lot cheaper than a full repaint!

    Think something like this: http://www.highperformancepontiac.co.../photo_02.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by SStriker View Post
    They are holes in the rocker panels for the skirts... Its hideous but thats how i have to run mine until i find a new skirt and fix my one rocker.
    this is correct i have the skirts they are red but in great shape shoot an offer plus shipping

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    You'd have to do some painting anyway cause there was no yellow Formula rear hatch or front clip. Dumb idea to alter that car imo.

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    You'd have to do some painting anyway cause there was no yellow Formula rear hatch or front clip. Dumb idea to alter that car imo.
    Why would it be a dumb idea? I already said I wouldn't be removing anything that couldn't be put back on and that I'm not concered with resale....

    In any case I don't worry, I don't own one, am a few months from away from doing anything like this, and found a WS6 Formula for sale in a color I like not to far away recently anyway
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    Quote Originally Posted by SStriker View Post
    They are holes in the rocker panels for the skirts... Its hideous but thats how i have to run mine until i find a new skirt and fix my one rocker.
    How many holes are there in total?

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Ceta View Post
    How many holes are there in total?
    Cant tell ya off the top of my Head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SStriker View Post
    Cant tell ya off the top of my Head.
    Can you give me an idea of what diameter the holes are? Forgot to ask before.


    I really want to take the skirts off of my car for when I lower it.

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    When I bought my TA the side skirts had already been removed. If you do it you'll want to fill all those rivet holes and repaint. I'd pop one side off and really look at it to see if you're going to like it. In my opinion the look doesn't really flow well with the TA rear bumper,thats why I'm getting new skirts asap. You may want to look at a firebird bumper cover (kind of a sleeper look if you do that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by John Ceta View Post
    How many holes are there in total?
    10 Holes total

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer76 View Post
    When I bought my TA the side skirts had already been removed. If you do it you'll want to fill all those rivet holes and repaint. I'd pop one side off and really look at it to see if you're going to like it. In my opinion the look doesn't really flow well with the TA rear bumper,thats why I'm getting new skirts asap. You may want to look at a firebird bumper cover (kind of a sleeper look if you do that)
    Yeah actually that's what I'm getting at...a v6 front and rear bumper. How large are the holes? The size of a dry-wall screw or the size of a quarter?? Am I correct in thinking that the skirts re just attatched to panels that look like the v6 rockers?

    Appreciate the info!

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    No Problem. The 8 of the 10 holes are actually about the size of a tic-tac if you laid it on its side,the other two holes closest to the front tire actually did look like screws were used (the hole is about 2/3rd's the size of a dime). To my knowledge the rockers aren't really screwed in, it looks like they are just pushed in using the "rivet things" and should pop in and out. I guess whoever had my car before me was going for the same look you want because I also have a firebird rear bumper cover, without the skirts my ride looks like a firebird, other than the bigger rear spoiler and front bumper. Let me know if this answers your questions. Good Luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer76 View Post
    No Problem. The 8 of the 10 holes are actually about the size of a tic-tac if you laid it on its side,the other two holes closest to the front tire actually did look like screws were used (the hole is about 2/3rd's the size of a dime). To my knowledge the rockers aren't really screwed in, it looks like they are just pushed in using the "rivet things" and should pop in and out. I guess whoever had my car before me was going for the same look you want because I also have a firebird rear bumper cover, without the skirts my ride looks like a firebird, other than the bigger rear spoiler and front bumper. Let me know if this answers your questions. Good Luck.
    Sure does! So basically the skirts pop on and off? Are the rivets plastic or do you mea real rivets that have to be drilled?

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    Rivets is probably a bad term. They are just those V shaped fasteners that slide into the slots and sort of spread out to hold the skirt there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boomer76 View Post
    Rivets is probably a bad term. They are just those V shaped fasteners that slide into the slots and sort of spread out to hold the skirt there.
    Awesome! Thanks a lot!

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    No problem. If you get around to popping those off and decide to sell them let me know. Like I said I'm going in the other direction with my cars look. I need the skirts and a T/A bumper cover here in the next few months.

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    inner wheel well has to be removed to remove the skirts Its not just a pull the skirts off job.

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    ill happily trade my firebird front, rear bumper for any T/A front or rear bumper. Also trade the hatch to. And buy the side skirts off of yall. If anyone is going for firebird look.

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