I have the same problem with my '96. The dealer installed an
aftermarket spoiler instead of ordering it with a factory one. This is
what makes mine too heavy. I keep a wooden block about 6-8 inches long
and about 1.5-2 inches wide in the trunk (midwest cedar, if that
matters) and put it between the body and the back of the lid to keep it
This isn't the first problem I've had with the aftermarket spoiler-
after I'd had the car about 3 years, the clearcoat wore off the spoiler
and local dealers (I didn't buy locally) wouldn't fix it under warranty
because, after all, it was "aftermarket".
I've got the spoiler but it's factory. My wife's Rodeo has a rear lid
problem and I just stashed a piece of PVC pipe in the spare tire bracket
to prop it up with. Guess I'll have to come up with some kind of prop
for the Bird. Thanks.
One of the MN12 T Bird sites, either www.tccoa.com or www.mn12performance.com
article on adding aftermarket pistons (can't think of the real name for them)
use to hold open the hoods and trunks of many other cars. They are small and the
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