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    I recently noticed that the rear spoiler on my 2000 CSVT is cracking around the center support pillar, on the bottom, near the deck. I thought it would be a good idea to take it off, and JB Weld the crack. However, On each end of the spoiler, it appears there is no easy way to get the nut off, due to the riveted bracket that holds the rubber donut. Is the only way to drill out the rivets, and pop-rivet the bracket back on ?

    thanks,

    Mad Dog
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    Yep, pretty sure that is the only way.

    Just something to consider...when we added a spoiler to my SE, I only drilled out one rivet and was able to rotate the rubber donut 90 degrees out of the way to access the spoiler nut. Once finished I just rotated it back into place and haven't had any issue with it being held on by the one rivet.
    Aaron

    '98 SE 2.0L
    '99 SVT #0933 of 2760
    '99 SVT #1530 of 2760
    -SVT CONTOUR-

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    • #3
      Ahhh.. good tip. I didn't think of that.

      thanks,

      Mad Dog

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      • #4
        I finally got around to starting the spoiler repair, but hit a snag (wow, go figureā€¦.).

        I got a pop river out on each side, and got the end nuts off. However, when I try and lift the spoiler off, I see there are 2 plastic clips (on one each side) holding the spoiler down. See the picture. The clip circled on the left is the piece and I am not sure how to approach this. Pry it off ? THe circled item on the right is the bolt that I got the nut off of.

        thanks,

        Mad Dog
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        • #5
          I hit a snag. After getting the nuts off the covered bolts on each side, there seems to be a plastic clip (circled item on the left) on each end holding the spoiler on the deck. How should I get the spoiler off ?

          thanks,

          Mad Dog
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          • #6
            Got it ! I had to go to the junkyard and practice on a car there. The grey clip stays with the deck, you need to pry the spoiler away from the clip, and it pops out. I will write up a how-to.

            Mad Dog

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            • #7
              There happens to be a thin foam layer between the spoiler mounts and the deck. Is this bog-standard foam sheet ?

              thanks,

              Mad Dog

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