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Old 09-23-2010, 01:22 PM   #1
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This seems like the right spot to put this as it would fall under body work. I have a 95 Trans am and the back window is chipped and looks ugly. Now i have found a guy that has a firebird hatch with the low spoiler and coming from a third gen trans am i know swapping the back panel was not too hard. But new to the fourth generations can anyone tell me how hard the glass is to swap? I want to remove both back panels and swap the firebird glass onto my car and put the back panel and spoiler onto it. Also the firebird glass is like 95-98 not sure, pretty sure its an exact fit.

Again i have done this with third gens where its a couple bolts and some black tar sealent which wasnt to bad.

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The glass is the same on all the 4th gen rear hatches.

somebody else will have to chime in on the sploiler, I'm 92.85% sure that T/A spoiler and the low profile firebird spolier have different mounting holes.
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I dont want to just change the spoiler i want to change the whole back panel where the spoilers sit. Also it looks like the firebird spoiler is the whole back hatch.

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the TA hatch and the firebird hatch both bolt up the same.......but they are totally different.......but still share the same glass.......is that that the answer?
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Yes... they have the same glass. The firebird spoiler is built in to the hatch and can not be removed.
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Ok let me see if i can explain this right, i want to remove the back panel from the glass both of them and put my t/a panel on the firebird glass just need to know if that is possible.

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The picture i attached i circled the part i want to know if its hard to take that part off the window and switch it with the part from the t/a (not just the spoiler but what the spoiler is sitting on both firebird and trans am). hopefully this clears things up.

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You can not take that off and switch it with a TA. The formula hatch is all built together. You can swap the glass or the whole hatch
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You can not take that off and switch it with a TA. The formula hatch is all built together. You can swap the glass or the whole hatch
Ok, I think that is my answer the glass will come apart from the spoiler on a firebird.

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Ok, I think that is my answer the glass will come apart from the spoiler on a firebird.

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The epoxy used for rear hatch is tough. It is part of the cars support it would be netter to find a ta glass and wing. Or have a glass company put one in for you but oem is better
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The epoxy used for rear hatch is tough. It is part of the cars support it would be netter to find a ta glass and wing. Or have a glass company put one in for you but oem is better
Ah, that sucks its hard to find t/a hatches.

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Fill out a request on junkyarddogs.com. you're in TX so you should have quite a few there.
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Ah, that sucks its hard to find t/a hatches.

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if i was closer to being able to afford paint, i'd offer to do a trade. i'd rather have the firebird spoiler than the T/A, so a swap would be cool with me.

if you wouldn't mind doing some cash on top, send me a PM. if you're interested i'll get some pics for you. i'm in houston, so it wouldn't be too hard to drive and meet you, if you're still in SA.
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