Gap Size?

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    What is the proper or common gap between the rear of the trunk lid and the filler panel?
     
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    Gap should be the same as the sides.
     
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    Cool, Im also trying to figure out why my 3 piece spoiler doesnt fit right...I have the end caps where they fit...but the gaps between the center piece and the end pieces is tight.....Do people sand the edges to get a perfect gap?
     
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    Those fiberglass pieces rarely fit perfectly from the factory.

    The center piece is often a bit wavy in the rear too.

    It’s not uncommon to require some filler and sanding to get the gaps even and all of the surfaces smooth.
     
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    The spoiler fit was not perfect from the factory when I ordered new Z28’s in 1977,78 and 80. That’s the way it was and I was ok with it. I wasn’t going to mess with it.
     
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    Where I have the ends, they fit the 1/4s very well. It’s the gaps between the center and the ends, I’ll post a pic
     
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    What you think?
     

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    Spoiler.
     

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    That is already a better fit than most of them when they were new.
    If you have to have it "Perfect"... Sand a bit to get the gap even.

    You could probably fold a piece of sandpaper and draw it through the gap a few times to take a little bit off both pieces where it's tightest.

    Personally... I would leave it alone. (Since those parts are already painted.)
     
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    Looks perfect to me.
     
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