3-piece spoiler fitment

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    Anyone have close up shots of the 70-73 spoiler fitment? I decided to play with mine and something is up....can I get trunk open pictures of the side caps and center lid? Pretty much any pics that emphasizes the spoiler, not a picture of the car 20 feet away. Thanks
     
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    Anyone?
     
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    COPO Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    4th pic, you can’t make that any better unless you shave the top off of the qtr panel spoiler.
    I like the new Z/28 rear badge.

    The spoilers were not perfect except on my 77 Z28.
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    Yeah, by the few I have seen, many of them are just sloppy. The dark green Z28, the side piece not parallel with the body line would bother me. The lime green, the spoiler is too far forward exposing the trunk lid lip. I really don't like how the side pieces angle outward and leaves a ~1/4"-3/8" gap on the 1/4 panel...its tough to line these up perfectly. I feel impossible.....you need to body work them. I have messed with mine for hours...and hours...
     
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    Mine was installed pretty sloppy as well (photos taken before I tore the entire thing apart obviously)
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    I don't believe they were ever taken off because it was still factory blue paint under them
     

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    SPG, mines like that too. It’s like pick your poison, do want the base or the fins to line up. 6EE81D2A-3FE5-45B3-928C-6263C46E94BE.jpeg
     

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    Ya, drove me insane, I'm not sure if I'm going to try and fix it and risk making it worse, or just accept the fact thats how the car is.
     
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    Even if the ends line up… the rear of the center section seems to always have waves.

    Getting a perfect fit and finish all around just doesn’t happen without some filler and reshaping.
     
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    Have you tried another center section ot left end. My guess is you have opposite tolerance issues on both of those parts. You maybe could put a washe under the driver side spoiler to split the difference then maybe do what mark said and take a little material off the left side end?
     
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    More samples.
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