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1988 Trans Am Restore, rear spoiler clips

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Believe it or not but it's been 4 years since I last logged in here. Back in 2014 I sold my beloved 88 Trans Am. Just last January I bought it back after a long 3.5 years... it was in rough shape, the gentleman i had sold it too passed away from cancer and left it to his grandson who let it sit in a field behind a repair shop for 2 years... well i had intentions of having it on the road last summer but it never happened. But this is the year and I've already started work on it. Main question why im here is i recently replaced my factory rubber spoiler in **** poor shape with a nicer not cracked/rotted factory spoiler but need the plastic clips for along the glass. Now if anyone can post the GM part # i would greatly appreciate it but last i called they said they as DC and no stock available. If this is true i will have some 3D printed and will be selling thwm in a pack of 6 if anyone is interested. Ill post pics and more info to keep this thread alive but its nice to be back on here and have my car back. Thanks for reading yall!!








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Re: 1988 Trans Am Restore, rear spoiler clips

P/N 20556524 No.6 on the chart.




Back when I was restoring my TA,I went to my local GM Dealer for those Fasteners and they were discontinued then but the counter guy printed out for me a list of dealers who did have them in their inventories.Here is the list,you may want to call some of them to see if they still have them,remind you this list was printed in 2011.maybe you could ask your local dealer if they could do the same for you with an updated version.




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Thanks! Thats a huge help. Otherwise I sent one out to a friend with a 3D printer see if he can remake them. Ill call my old GM dealer where I used to work tommrow with the part #
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"I'll take 3 of the #55 for 100 Alex!" Another part that you can"t find.
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"I'll take 3 of the #55 for 100 Alex!" Another part that you can"t find.
Funny you mention that Bob, my 86 doesn't have or didn't use that part,maybe because of the 3rd Brake Light IDK.
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Funny you mention that Bob, my 86 doesn't have or didn't use that part,maybe because of the 3rd Brake Light IDK.
Yeah, they were one of the first items to fall off the car. My new 85 had it.......for about a month......then POOF, gone!!!
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"I'll take 3 of the #55 for 100 Alex!" Another part that you can"t find.
Apparently that part was excluded for at least 1 of your cars 88 GTA and maybe your TTA also.

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Well, I'll be. Yes, not on the 88 or 89. Learned sumtin today!
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Yeah, they were one of the first items to fall off the car. My new 85 had it.......for about a month......then POOF, gone!!!
O Crap!! now I'll be hunting for one of those.
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Well there is only 1 clip left in GM stock at a dealer in Connecticut. So I had some 3D printed today. Anyone need some??!!




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Thats just awesome. I want to buy some just to say i have some. How much for 12? Great job!!
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Thats just awesome. I want to buy some just to say i have some. How much for 12? Great job!!
GM sells them for 4.86 each plus tax. I'll sell them for 4.50 each plus a small amount to ship USPS. Would be $54 for 12. These are made of a stronger material than the factory clip. But i just found out car pac offers them in bulk 25 for $12.50... bummer to me
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'Well there is only 1 clip left in GM stock at a dealer in Connecticut. So I had some 3D printed today. Anyone need some??!! "
I thought I bought all those!!

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GM sells them for 4.86 each plus tax. I'll sell them for 4.50 each plus a small amount to ship USPS. Would be $54 for 12. These are made of a stronger material than the factory clip. But i just found out car pac offers them in bulk 25 for $12.50... bummer to me
Well that sucks.All that work and they are available some where else!?! How many did your buddy run?
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Who's Car Pack ?
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I wonder if these would work.They do look similar
http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/GM_...p_p/a19390.htm
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I wonder if these would work.They do look similar
http://www.clipsandfasteners.com/GM_...p_p/a19390.htm

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Well that sucks.All that work and they are available some where else!?! How many did your buddy run?
I have36 right now.he said he can make a few hundred in a day.
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Also the WS6 hood is for sale FYI

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'Well there is only 1 clip left in GM stock at a dealer in Connecticut. So I had some 3D printed today. Anyone need some??!! "
I thought I bought all those!!

Guess they found 1 more 😂😂😂
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Congrats on getting your ride back!
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Re: 1988 Trans Am Restore, rear spoiler clips

Quick question since i will be putting my Hawks spoiler on soon...the third brake light that goes under the spoiler, where does the wire go? Assuming that there is a hole in the deck lid that the wire feeds through and connects somewhere on the inside of the trunk.
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Quick question since i will be putting my Hawks spoiler on soon...the third brake light that goes under the spoiler, where does the wire go? Assuming that there is a hole in the deck lid that the wire feeds through and connects somewhere on the inside of the trunk.
Yes there is 3 holes in the center of your decklid under spoiler. 2 are mounting holes for bolts and 1 is for the 3rd brake light with and rubber grommet. Remove the plastic panel under your decklid and you'll see bolts and connector.
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Thank you for the explenation. My Fomula has the aero package code, but doesnt have the holes in the decklid, nor does it have the hatch mounted light. Must have been filled in or replace at some point in its life.
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Thank you for the explenation. My Fomula has the aero package code, but doesnt have the holes in the decklid, nor does it have the hatch mounted light. Must have been filled in or replace at some point in its life.
Not sure where you are located but I have a rear hatch with no spoiler from a 90 Formula, same color as your car. Been sitting in my garage for 5+ years came off a Formula I parted out. You come pick it up its yours. Save you the hassle of drilling holes in yours if wanted...
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Originally Posted by TADailyDriver View Post
Not sure where you are located but I have a rear hatch with no spoiler from a 90 Formula, same color as your car. Been sitting in my garage for 5+ years came off a Formula I parted out. You come pick it up its yours. Save you the hassle of drilling holes in yours if wanted...
Sent ya a PM about the clips. Thanks!
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