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markjharris

Where's my wing gone?

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Don't panic!

I got a s/h rear boot lid and genuine wing for my Hawkeye last month.

Just to prepare I've took the WRX type rear spoiler off my car and have to say it looks sort of quite nice without one on! Well, different.

Didn't realise the intracacy of the genuine spoilers.

The WRX one has only four bolts, but a single plastic fitting and clip lug mount on each side too, plus the wiring for the LED light.

You often hear ads for the STi style spoilers saying you can use the holes and perhaps drill a couple more for security....let's just say this is why I have NEVER seen a replica fit properly.

The proper STi has a pair of the clips on each side and a total of 13 studs and nut fittings. Plus the six bolts that join lower to upper- and two of the lower fixings are actually ends of the wire lanyard that goes up and over through the upper spoiler. Over 70 parts in total to a genuine spoiler.

The torsion bars in the boot are bigger too, as the WRX spoiler weighs next to nothing, BTW.

Just need to save up for the roof vane now.

:rolleyes:

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Any pics with no wing?

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No. weather's too crap.

Look on the US sites as it's all the rage to drop them low and remove the wing. Some look very nice...and some do not.

I do fancy the upper blade on mine, but sticking a chweapo one on doesn't appeal. Subaru quote over £750 for the main piece alone!

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Subaru quote over £750 for the main piece alone!

Rhymes with "Clucking Bell!!!"

No chance of a colour coded one from a wreckers yard?

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Colour coded? The middle bit is satin black, it's only the plastic trims on the sides that are coloured. Just finding a real one is hard enough, besides a lightweight fibreglass one is probably better as I can stick it on and not drill the C pillar.

It is a Spec D so I need to be able to put it back to original if they ever go up in value... :rolleyes:

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Finally time to post a picture.

The Scoob has left the Island on it's summer Holiday. Four weeks in Devon without and engine....Can't wait to get it back and see how many ponies come with it....

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where is the "like" button?!?!

Very much a fan of the spoilerless look :thumbup:

There is a thread on spoilerless over on SN that makes for nice viewing if this look floats your boat.

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I actually have two bootlids and two spoilers right now- plus a load of vinyl silver spots to put over holes which you can only see close up.

decisions, decisions.......

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Right then. Normal service resumed. Big wing and big tailpipe....justa another scooby now..........

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Bugger.

The Prodrive rear box is just too noisy for me! Wakes the kids up at 5am when I go to work on early shift. Back to standard.

Anyone fancy a nice clean shiny Prodrive back box? Fits onto O.E. or Prodrive mid section. Pm me if you want it!

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Still for sale!

I've laid the Scooby up now as I can't afford the fuel! Driving a taxi instead! one day I'll be back..... :icon_salut:

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Finally time to post a picture.

The Scoob has left the Island on it's summer Holiday. Four weeks in Devon without and engine....Can't wait to get it back and see how many ponies come with it....

Hi Mark,

Where abouts in Devon?

My stamping ground originally before my Manx days.

Hillclimbing at Oddicombe in my 1430GT Mini,

Tells you how long ago!!

Cheers

Richard

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It went to Alan Jefferys in Plympton for an engine rebuild.

Nice job too. My HQ is just up the road in Exeter so it worked out easier that way.

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Mark do you work for flybe by any chance?

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Yes, for my sins.....

No Flymaybe jokes FFS!

I moved to the Island to work for Manx Airlines and never left so after BA came and ruined nearly ruined it all Flybe pickup up the pieces and restored what was left. Godsend for the 72 of us that are left! I do miss the Manx days though...

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Snap was with MANX at Glasgow Line and still there with Flybe.

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Snap was with MANX at Glasgow Line and still there with Flybe.

Excellent!

Any other Scooby owners up in GLA then?

I'm just a lowly pilok here on the Island- I forgot to hide when they needed a numpty so some call me the "Pilot Base Manager"- but mostly it's filling coffee machines and sending company mail.

Were you Loganair before Manx took over or arrived after?

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Excellent!

Any other Scooby owners up in GLA then?

I'm just a lowly pilok here on the Island- I forgot to hide when they needed a numpty so some call me the "Pilot Base Manager"- but mostly it's filling coffee machines and sending company mail.

Were you Loganair before Manx took over or arrived after?

Hi Mark.

I used to stay closer to Glasgow until a few years ago. And I've also got a Spec D. Just seen the pic of your motor without the spoiler. Looks v nice! Only know of 1 other Spec D. Always look out for them though!

Dougie

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Excellent!

Any other Scooby owners up in GLA then?

I'm just a lowly pilok here on the Island- I forgot to hide when they needed a numpty so some call me the "Pilot Base Manager"- but mostly it's filling coffee machines and sending company mail.

Were you Loganair before Manx took over or arrived after?

No wasnt loganair before Manx one of the few that wasnt lol.

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Hiya Dougie!

My spec D was bought because I wanted a Hawkeye STi and it was the only local one I could find at short notice (previous lost on black ice).

It's not really a Spec D any more with big wing and roof spoiler fitted- but I have the original and bootlid to match in the loft if I ever need it!

There are now 4 on the IOM! But this place is a Scooby Redoubt- they're everywhere.

The O.E. Sat Nav was pants so that went first-nice double DIN Alpine now. The supposed extra soundproofing was pants too, so there's loads of dynamat in mine now. Much nicer.

Enjoy!

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Well so much for Flybe saving us.....

I now work in Turkey. Commute home and the Scooby does all of 600 miles a year.

I'll be commuting for work for the next 20 years now.....bummer.

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Good to hear you're still around Mark. That car will still be a good one in years to come then.

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