A MK1 rear wing/spoiler request!

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A MK1 rear wing/spoiler request!

Post by XmXD » Wed Feb 06, 2019 7:57 pm

Hi all,

I'm looking at installing a Mk1 wing on my Mk2 as i personally think the Mk1 wing looks a lot better than the very small mk2 one, however i have no idea as to the locations of the holes and as i'm sh*tting the concept of drilling holes in my belived XM enough, i don't want to be drilling more than necessary! So my request is, if someone who has a MK1 with the rear wing, could you possibly upload pictures with a ruler/tape next to the wing so that i have an idea of where to position it, this would be greatly appreciated!

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Re: A MK1 rear wing/spoiler request!

Post by Dieselman » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:09 pm

A template would be best.

Be aware that the Series 1 tailgate has internal strengthening plates to accept the spoiler mountings and stop deformation, especially when the spoiler is used as a handle.
You would be well advised to replicate these plates and bond them to the inside of the skin.
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Re: A MK1 rear wing/spoiler request!

Post by XmXD » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:11 pm

I did not know this! I shall attempt to replicate some strengthening plates, probably use a bit of angle or flat between the bolts :)
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Re: A MK1 rear wing/spoiler request!

Post by xmexclusive » Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:33 pm

Remove the inside trim and look from underneath.
You may well find stiffeners present complete with guide holes to position outer skin drilling.

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Re: A MK1 rear wing/spoiler request!

Post by citroenxm » Wed Feb 06, 2019 9:25 pm

Aren't the mounting holes in different places. Meaning you will have spare holes... May be best to swap for an S1 boot lid
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Re: A MK1 rear wing/spoiler request!

Post by XmXD » Thu Feb 07, 2019 7:52 pm

That's a very good point, i'd rather not weld up the holes because of obvious heat issues. I may try to make them disappear with JB weld sitck and support from the inside of the boot, i can't think of any other solutions.
Finding a replacement MK1 boot lid near me is going to be quite tricky i think unfortunately.
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