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Need some help and suggestions on this. This is going on my '07 hatchback, so I'm not sure what has changed with regards to how this was mounted on older focus's.

So parts I figured I would need for this were just the spoiler and double side tape, easy enough. Install sounded (in my head mind you) pretty straight forward; drill some holes, add tape and mount by tightening a set of nuts. Well hit a curve after I got my template lined up and then the interior panels off the inside of the hatch.

Painted SVT Spoiler:


Template taped and lined up:




But here is where I hit my major snag and where I'm not exactly sure how to proceed. I would be drilling into a hollow space between the exterior body and then the inside panel:



Behind this blue taped area is where the holes I drill will show up; how would I tighten the bolts on the outside of the spoiler?


Can I safely cut an access point here with out worrying about the structural intergrety of my hatch (i.e. I go to close my hatch and things eventually bend/break/warp?)

Here is what the inside of my hatch looks like and where I would need cut holes:


Incase you aren't familiar with the spoiler, this is what the back side of it looks like:



Looks like that on both sides; the outside is nut thats tightened to the body is on the far right and then a guide pin on the inside for stability. The out side nut is what is causing the issues, I will have to cut the hatch on the inside to be able to tighten it.


So what do you suggest is the best course of action here? Can I cut into my hatch metal to get to that nut with out worrying about any issues; as its close to the pivot of how the hatch is held onto the car? Ive heard only using double sided tape = your spoiler falling off, so thats not an option.

Can some one with this installed take a picture of the inside of their hatch to show me how its attached on theirs?
 

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you will be fine cutting into the back of the hatch, i did it.
Any chance of snapping a picture for me? I'd like to see how big of a cut you made. Also, thanks I thought I should be able to but wanted to check first before potentially maiming my car. Also, what did you use for the cut? I'm going to make a trip to the local Harbor Freight for something to do it with tomorrow, I have some a 20% coupons laying around.
 

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i just drilled a hole in line with the hole coming from the spoiler then wallowed out the hole big enough to stick my fingers in and wrench the bolt on
 

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What size nuts fit onto the 2 bolts and where do you get the double sided tape? Autozone? Do you have to have the tape? What purpose does it serve if you have the bolts? No issues with the bolt rusting or anything? Thanks.
 

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I'm sorry I dont remember what size the bolts were. The double sided tape can be bought at most general hardware stores (home depot to wal mart) and probably your autostores would sell it too (probably cheaper elsewhere.) The tape is needed to help firmly attach the spoiler and keep it from rattling. It's sort of a thin foam that will help hold the spoiler tightly in place once you bolt down the spoiler. Otherwise, its just going to be plastic (whatever the spoiler is made out of) directly to metal of the body, that will rub and rattle.

Ford used the same type of stuff when they installed them on SVT's. You shouldnt have any issues with rust, they wont be easily exposed to the elements.
 

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What size nuts fit onto the 2 bolts and where do you get the double sided tape? Autozone? Do you have to have the tape? What purpose does it serve if you have the bolts? No issues with the bolt rusting or anything? Thanks.
1/4'' 28 is the size of the thread of the nut. Just so everyone knows who finds this thread in the future!

Thanks jshbaseball and rambleon84 for posting that advice, thats what I am about to do as well.
 

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hahha love the reply but also hate it because I also am trying to get a Svt spoiler on my hatch, my thing was I was going to just buy the whole tailgate,... lmao but never got around to finding out, there is a Svt for sale here but what he’s asking Is dumb stupid
 

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I would buy one but don't have the money to get one at this moment plus all the ones for sale around here are trash either need new engine or complete lemons
No this one is taken care of but for 180 on the clock asking 4K like bro relax lmao I want it but not that bad he bought it off the lot and no one has ever bothered asking him if he wants to sell and I am the first, it’s a old daily but it’s clean
 

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I know this is an old thread but do you have any tips on the install?
i was pretty green when i started this thread at modifying cars and had limited tools and it came out nice. It's not so bad, just mark your holes and drill. You can do the install without the template, not sure if it helped or hurt me. Just put some paint/grease on the spoiler mounts, line it up and use that to mark where you holes need to be. Use a punch to get a nice divot where you will be drilling. Then on the access hole side, just drill a larger hole big enough to fit a tool in there (think i just did a couple medium sized overlapping holes.)

Stayed in place for the time i had the car (got rid of it a year and half ago.) cheers
 

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No this one is taken care of but for 180 on the clock asking 4K like bro relax lmao I want it but not that bad he bought it off the lot and no one has ever bothered asking him if he wants to sell and I am the first, it’s a old daily but it’s clean
Well, if it's a one owner it has likely been maintained. Things to consider are condition of tires, wheels, brakes, clutch, A/C system, shocks/struts, bushings/bearings...the things that cost $$ to repair/replace. At that mileage, many of those items have been replaced or repaired already. Look it up on edmunds website to get rough price you should pay for it in that location from private seller, and make a decent offer. Everybody will take less if you are holding cash-in-hand, BTW. ;)
 
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