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celicaGT90_05
10-16-2007, 12:31 AM
Well I went pickin through junk yards today, got a new hood molding and one for the headlights for $20, but while I was there I also found a very interesting spoiler for the liftbacks. It's already black so I wouldnt have to have it painted, but they want $50 and I'm not sure if I should... I cant find a pic of one nor have I seen it before, so all I do is this:

http://www.andysautosport.com/toyota/1990_1993_celica/exterior/wings/paintable_wings/sarona/saro00130360.html

It is SIMILAR to this, except its smooth across the top and doesnt stick out like that. I'm not sure, I mean it looks good but what do you guys think I should do? Is it a worthy deal?

Joeye27
10-16-2007, 01:23 AM
I dont think so its pretty pricy to, it wont fit well to the 5th gen. stock looks pretty nice. i have a 1989 ford probe wing i got from the yard nice and small fits really good, not overdone, even with the top down, but i bought the supra style wing.. you would never know where it is from it is also black... let me know if your interested...

celicaGT90_05
10-16-2007, 01:37 AM
actually it will fit the 5th gen because its already on one at a junk yard lol I'm thinkin of offerning them $40 instead of the $50 they want, I mean the spoiler new would probably be like $100-$150, and remember the one I linked to is NOT the actual spoiler, the one in person actually looks better. It would be easy to mount and its already painted black like I said so I dont know, I've been thinkin a lot about it

Hookecho
10-16-2007, 02:07 AM
if you like it then get it.

Joeye27
10-16-2007, 02:09 AM
i meant it will not fit with the car as in looks, but hey its up to you and what you like heres the one i pulled from the yard i was going to put on the vert....looks exactly the same..

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u310/Joeye27/92BLUE04.jpg

different angle
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u310/Joeye27/92BLUE02.jpg

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u310/Joeye27/probespoiler.jpg

interested??? was going to put it on awhile back when i had the kit, well just let me know...

celicaGT90_05
10-16-2007, 02:24 AM
eh, thanks for the offer but right now I am looking for something more simple. As in for looks, it actually does look fine its just hard to explain. I guess I'll make up my mind tomorrow after I offer $40 and see what you guys think.

Joeye27
10-16-2007, 02:34 AM
cool hope it works out for you! its always what you want to do, just think about it before rushing it, stock is always a good choice, :bigthumbu
i wounld talk them down to 30! :hehe:

celicaGT90_05
10-16-2007, 02:50 AM
haha well we'll see tomorrow, I just wanted to know if people thought it would be worth the $50, considering most new ones are $150+

Murgatroy
10-16-2007, 03:11 AM
i meant it will not fit with the car as in looks, but hey its up to you and what you like heres the one i pulled from the yard i was going to put on the vert....looks exactly the same..

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u310/Joeye27/92BLUE04.jpg

different angle
http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u310/Joeye27/92BLUE02.jpg

http://i171.photobucket.com/albums/u310/Joeye27/probespoiler.jpg

interested??? was going to put it on awhile back when i had the kit, well just let me know...
That wing looks nothing like the Sarona wing he posted a link to.

I kinda dig that wing. It has the drag look to it.

Joeye27
10-16-2007, 03:24 AM
lol, The spare wing i have looks exactly like the same wing in the picture i posted, is what i was saying lol

kroggdor
10-16-2007, 05:00 AM
i put the same wing that ur talking about on my 90 GT hatch. I got it for about $45 off of ebay. It was aqua blue in color and had some minor dings. My local toyota dealership did not have a blueprint to line up the spoiler on the trunk so the holes could be drilled, so i had to eyeball it. Needless to say it was alot of work but u need patience and some time Looks good in the end though!!!

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/5/web/2177000-2177999/2177031_86_full.jpg

http://memimage.cardomain.net/member_images/5/web/2177000-2177999/2177031_98_full.jpg

celicaGT90_05
10-16-2007, 05:09 AM
YEAH MAN THATS THE ONE!!!! Thank goodness for you cuz I couldnt find a pic lol like I said they want $50 but I'm gonna see if they will take $40, its already black and nothing really wrong except it has some crap on it that I can scrape off. Luckily this one is already attached and I plan to take pics and I know where it lines up so it should be easier to do than doin it from scratch which you had to do

TEAMFaint
10-16-2007, 05:15 AM
Go for it!
The GT spoiler is much nicer than having a spoilerless hatch IMO.

Slider
10-16-2007, 06:47 AM
That's the OEM spoiler, I have the same one :bigthumbu I say go for it, but I would definitely try to talk them down on the price. $50 is a little pricey IMO

celicaGT90_05
10-16-2007, 02:57 PM
ugh this is gonna be the 2nd and last time I go to this yard...they are bein asses about it, they wont sell it for $40 but they say they might not even sell it at all. They did this with the hood molding too, the car is sittin in the junk yard, yet you dont know if you wunna sell it? What the hell I dont get this crap from other yards so I'm not gonna go back there after this IF I managed to get the spoiler

Slider
10-16-2007, 03:05 PM
Worst junkyard ever. Why would they say that? Unless they are planning on selling the car as a whole. The junkyard here does that, they buy the cars for $60, some of them just need minor repairs and they sell them for $1000+

celicaGT90_05
10-16-2007, 03:12 PM
well the car doesnt look like a real good "sell as whole" car, I mean its in pretty good shape but still needs work. I mean its a scrap yard for you know, when people want random parts! There are plenty of other yards I can browse around if they wont cooperate

Murgatroy
10-16-2007, 03:24 PM
That is kinda bogus. Most yards I know of have a separate area for cars they plan on salvaging as a whole.

IMO if it is in the yard, anything on it is for sale.

I don't know why I didn't think of that wing, but it is a stock piece. I like the look of it. However for some reason I think the hatch looks good with no spoiler. Just personal taste I know, but still.

celicaGT90_05
10-16-2007, 03:36 PM
well they said they will sell, $50 no less than that so I may go get it. i'm gonna call around some other yards to see what kind of celicas I can dig through before I decide to go get that

celicaGT90_05
10-16-2007, 08:24 PM
well I got it, looks to be in pretty good condition, just that crap thats on it which isnt real noticeable. It doesnt look hard to mount, I looked where the bolts go and just gotta drill them and throw it on! I'm lookin forward to gettin it put on, my celica will look so much cleaner, then I just gotta wait for my fave junk yard to get a black celica, get a new bumper and I'll be in business. I picked up a rear wiper arm for $3 too, but what sucks is at my fave junkyard the celicas they have both has busted moldings for the piece I needed *sigh*

Hookecho
10-16-2007, 11:02 PM
cool! glad you decided to get it.

celicatrd93
10-16-2007, 11:16 PM
damn they are asses on top of that it is a bit pricey, i picked up the same wing few years back for 15 bucks then did not like how it looked on my coupe so took it back, i like the wing alot. also on that link you posted i kinda do like the drag look, would like to see more pics of it. would not look bad if the car had a kit and some other goodies to it. well good luck on getting the wing

Slider
10-17-2007, 12:05 AM
well I got it, looks to be in pretty good condition, just that crap thats on it which isnt real noticeable. It doesnt look hard to mount, I looked where the bolts go and just gotta drill them and throw it on! I'm lookin forward to gettin it put on, my celica will look so much cleaner, then I just gotta wait for my fave junk yard to get a black celica, get a new bumper and I'll be in business. I picked up a rear wiper arm for $3 too, but what sucks is at my fave junkyard the celicas they have both has busted moldings for the piece I needed *sigh*

Hopefully your junkyards are better than the ones here. All the 5th gens here had busted front ends or the bumper was already gone. Finally found a decent one last week.

celicaGT90_05
10-17-2007, 03:07 AM
damn they are asses on top of that it is a bit pricey, i picked up the same wing few years back for 15 bucks then did not like how it looked on my coupe so took it back, i like the wing alot. also on that link you posted i kinda do like the drag look, would like to see more pics of it. would not look bad if the car had a kit and some other goodies to it. well good luck on getting the wing

sounds like you found a pretty good deal on that, I mean the wing itself I'd find to be worth $50 brand new and then it was painted black which matches my car. I mostly wanted it to cover the holes from when it had the wing....I'll probably attempt to mount it tomorrow and then I'll have pics. Thanks for the support guys! I love fixin up this celi

andy
10-17-2007, 03:46 AM
i have one lying around, i just took mine off and put on the wrap around.

celicaGT90_05
10-17-2007, 04:39 AM
Here are some pics of it before I get it mounted up:

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/rangerxlt91_05/100_0681.jpg

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/rangerxlt91_05/100_0680.jpg

And here's the only issue with it, which I've scraped ALMOST all of it off already, its just a glue, not scrap haha

http://i49.photobucket.com/albums/f296/rangerxlt91_05/100_0682.jpg

I cant wait til I get it mounted up. Other than the glue it just has some regular blemishes, but nothing major. Oh yeah, its smoother and shinier and person

partyball
10-17-2007, 06:13 AM
Yea man if i woulda saw this earlier i woulda posted pics. My car has the same exact wing. It seems hardly any 5th gens have it. Flows awesome with the car and adds a really nice touch with out being overboard. Good updrade

Slider
10-17-2007, 06:50 AM
Yea man if i woulda saw this earlier i woulda posted pics. My car has the same exact wing. It seems hardly any 5th gens have it. Flows awesome with the car and adds a really nice touch with out being overboard. Good updrade

Did yours come stock? I'm trying to figure out if it was just an option on all GT Liftbacks

celicaGT90_05
10-17-2007, 07:17 AM
I know it was a stock option because the hatch I pulled it off of had clips in it and the spoiler has plugs that go in to the clips to help securely hold down the spoiler

partyball
10-17-2007, 08:18 PM
not sure if it was stock. Was on the car when i bought it but looked original. Matched original paint fade and wear so i am guessing it was.