Originally Posted by 86White_T/A305
I eventually have to go this route also.My only gripe is that regardless which vendor you get a fiberglass wing from.they are not the exact same shape of the oem rubber and visually to me its an eye sore. There is a thread that goes into detail of the differences,the blades going up the sides of the car are a different shape and thickness,also the decklid area does not have the same slope and its most noticeable when mounting the original 3rd brake light shows the gap.I know Im being picky but the gta wing is one of my most fav parts of a transam,seeing a aftermarket piece is something i can effortlessly spot out even in pics. its something i would have to modify with my experience in body work to adjust to make it look right..to me.
For $495 you have all the right in the world to be picky. It's only by people being complacent and accepting inferior/inaccurate workmanship that manufacturers get away with this. Seriously,if you're going to do a repro,do it right.
I don't want to buy an aftermarket spoiler if it isn't exactly the same shape as the original. There's no excuse for a company charging $495 for a fiberglass repro part to not have it dead on accurate.
Unfortunately this is too often be the case with reproduction parts. I bought a reproduction Pontiac arrow for a 1977 Firebird front nose from classic industries, and the darn thing was way too small, there was very noticeable size gap in the indentation where the original part fit exactly. I ended up taking it back and getting a refund and then spending $175 for an NOS factory GM one online.
My rubber one is showing the same issues as others posted above so I would be in the market for a repro IF it were exactly the same shape as the original