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Me and a friend (well i say me and a friend, it was my friend who did the drilling)
installed my spoiler last night while it was trying to rain, did it in about half hour and learned that the paper templates are "awesome" when wet.

We did notice however that under the door where the bolts go through the bottom and into the spoiler (not out), there is a marked bit in the metal which I believe are supposed to be a drilling point for a spoiler... the hole we drilled did not quite match as the template was not on straight. The holes in the spoiler do match up to these marks in the metal (now).

So the 2 high holes that go in the bottom of the spoiler are a little bigger then they should be as we had to drill out the edge of them so the bolt would line up. Just to warn people!

Have attached a picture of the finished installation, Looks great!:biggrin:
 

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Hope you dried and treated/painted the edges of the holes before fitting?
 

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Nice
 

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Thanks!

Yeah sleeper I was reading your journal recently about the spoiler. I used some anti rust stuff in and around the holes, I also thought i'd waterproof it with a tube of gasket gel stuff a friend lent me. As the name suggests it's to be used to reinforce gaskets (my friend is actually using it as a gasket and to seal several other systems in his shogun like the cooling and sump).

The stuff acts like glue as well! I wanted to add a little more anti rust in there and could get it off! so I didn't bother, if its that strong then it should be fine! no moisture is getting under that spoiler!
 

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Thanks!

Yeah sleeper I was reading your journal recently about the spoiler. I used some anti rust stuff in and around the holes, I also thought i'd waterproof it with a tube of gasket gel stuff a friend lent me. As the name suggests it's to be used to reinforce gaskets (my friend is actually using it as a gasket and to seal several other systems in his shogun like the cooling and sump).

The stuff acts like glue as well! I wanted to add a little more anti rust in there and could get it off! so I didn't bother, if its that strong then it should be fine! no moisture is getting under that spoiler!
I'd be careful using glue, as the vibrations of the spoiler during normal use could tear the paint off the boot exposing the metal underneath to the elements. I've seen this happen a lot with escort cosworth wannabes and silicon sealant (which you'd think would be flexible enough not to do this) so you might be lucky as the Foz's spoiler is a lot lighter, but I thought it worth mentioning.
 

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great job, love the forester in silver - the only colour!

rear spoiler design is in essence identical for SG as SF,

I read a post from a guy in the States who received an SF spoiler where he'd ordered SG part. The guy thought he had the right part and forced it to fit!!! Proves where there's a will, there's a way!!

can't wait to get mine sprayed up and fitted. . .

mike
 
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