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This is a discussion on ws-6 rear spoiler within the Firebird / WS6 forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I love the look of the ws-6 rea spoiler. Where is a good place to buy one for my TA?...

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    ws-6 rear spoiler

    I love the look of the ws-6 rea spoiler. Where is a good place to buy one for my TA?

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    Your T/A should already have it.
    It is the same spolier.

    Unless you have a convertible.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Your T/A should already have it.
    It is the same spolier.

    Unless you have a convertible.
    Mine is a convertible

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    Quote Originally Posted by tg580 View Post
    Mine is a convertible
    Then you have the low rise spoiler in order to fit the top.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    Then you have the low rise spoiler in order to fit the top.
    Is it not possible to put the high rise on my car?

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    I do not believe so.



    Although, anything is possible with the right amount of $$.

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    Even WS6 convertibles have the low spoiler.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Luos View Post
    I do not believe so.



    Although, anything is possible with the right amount of $$.
    God aint that truth. Dont want to go broke doing it though

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    Even if you could put it on it wouldn't look right with the low spoiler still on as I believe that one isn't removable.

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    you can do it... but it requires a custom trunk lid and would be expensive or work intensive... There are pics of a red vert with a High Rise on it.. Only issue with that one is he didnt trim the wing int he front to it stuck way the hell too far back...

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    Oh well. It was a thought. Thanks guys!

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    Ok, I did look into this, because my old V-6 also had the low spolier. The entire hatch is a different construction. Mine was easier to switch the hatch as one piece, so there is no modifying. As for the convertible, it a whole other animal. I would suggest using your current trunk and buy the spolier off of ebay or from a crashed one. You might have to get the whole hatch to get the spolier, because most wont separate them. Anyways, bring the spolier to a body shop and have them modify it. Once they remove the low spolier, I think once they lay the high one on, it would just be a matter of leveling and mounting.....not that difficult. I would expect less than $400 including paint if you have all the parts.

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    $400 are you kidding... paint might be that much... you could get like half the trunk skin from the Coupe but tht rest would have to be full custom...

    I would say like $2000 if a body shop did it... with the cost of parts...

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    I could see that if you were going for show quality, but for daily driver quality....that is way too much.

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    I would think you would want better quality on a car that actually gets driven.

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    trade it in for a non vert t/a?

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    Quote Originally Posted by predator View Post
    $400 are you kidding... paint might be that much... you could get like half the trunk skin from the Coupe but tht rest would have to be full custom...

    I would say like $2000 if a body shop did it... with the cost of parts...

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    Quote Originally Posted by INMY01TA View Post
    That's what I was thinkin.
    yes its been tried and its hard to do it properly if it was easy and as cheap as 400$ you would see half the TA verts out there with the TA spoiler... I would do it but I can't afford it besides its more complex then just adding a TA spoiler on to our lids if you do get the spoiler at the right angle the portions of the spoiler on the quarter panel won't match up properly would have to redo everything...

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    Quote Originally Posted by muteki View Post
    Ok, I did look into this, because my old V-6 also had the low spolier. The entire hatch is a different construction. Mine was easier to switch the hatch as one piece, so there is no modifying. As for the convertible, it a whole other animal. I would suggest using your current trunk and buy the spolier off of ebay or from a crashed one. You might have to get the whole hatch to get the spolier, because most wont separate them. Anyways, bring the spolier to a body shop and have them modify it. Once they remove the low spolier, I think once they lay the high one on, it would just be a matter of leveling and mounting.....not that difficult. I would expect less than $400 including paint if you have all the parts.
    There isn't any "removing the low spoiler", the rear deck on a 'vert is a clam-shell design w/ two pieces, inner and outer, glued / molded together. IF you could seperate the two, the inner piece (the one you'd keep where the hinges bolt-up to) has ribs molded into it that would need to be filled / smoothed / covered to create the same smooth curve of the coupe's hatch sans-wing where it meets the rear quarters. Look and the inside of your 'vert's deck lid and imagine that inside out, that's what you'd have to deal w/ once you "removed the low spoiler". Then, once you got that issue worked out and the wing mounted to your new smoothed inner shell, you need to blend the front tips of the wing to match up w/ the "winglets" on either side of the rear quarters. This is where the guy w/ the red 'vert screwed up, he took a short-cut and just moved the wing back further and half-assed the body work blending the wing to the winglets and ended up w/ a botched job (IMO).

    The problem w/ the aftermarket stepping up is, there is a very small market for a custom Firebird 'vert deck lid w/ the T/A (not WS6) wing to begin with. Not alot of Firebird 'verts built, and only a small percentage of those owners would bother buying a wing. Many people have talked about producing a deck lid, but nearly 15 years after the 1st 4th gen Firebird 'vert has rolled off the line no one has produced one. Highly doubtful we'll see one now that the market is shrinking due to attrition.

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