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    taking off wrx wing want to fill holes?

    i want to fill my holes from my wrx wing and then paint it. what should i do this with is the trunk lid aluminum? i can do my own painting and body work. so thays no prob

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    Your best bet is to swap lids and torsion bars with someone that wants the winged lid instead, each of you keeping only your locks. Since you can do your own body work without problems you'll have noted by now that the lid is not aluminum, but it's still not really worth messing with if you can arrange a swap.
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    reference my 2nd post

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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    Your best bet is to swap lids and torsion bars with someone that wants the winged lid instead, each of you keeping only your locks. Since you can do your own body work without problems you'll have noted by now that the lid is not aluminum, but it's still not really worth messing with if you can arrange a swap.
    yeah but the thing is that the kid who had it before me didnt take care of it so iys in bad shape and nobody is gonna want it>

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    I don't know your access to a MIG welder or your proficiency with one, but if you can get it and know how to use it it's a fairly easy task. That's what I did with mine. You can either cut patch pieces of sheet steel and weld them in, or you can build up material with rosette welds to fill the holes. The first is the ideal answer, but the second will work. I'm not going to spend a lot of time with details on how to do it, if you want them I would be more than happy to write details. It took me about a day and I painted the whole trunk because I had to fix some dings and a mysterious key scratch No one can tell it was ever "wing equipped", looks 100% stock.

    Just throwing out other options and the "right" way to do it without a kind fellow who's willing to trade. This will allow you to use your body work skills to freshen up your "bad shape" trunk as I did.

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    try your luck look for someone to trade with you makes it alot easier
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    This is what I did.....

    1: Removed the WRX wing

    2: Got some blue masking tape (painters tape)

    3: Ripped off some tape and put it tightly under the holes inside the trunk.

    4: Got some duct tape and put it over the masking tape so no water can leak in

    5: Now close your trunk, and you'll see the tape (stickey side up of course)

    6: Then drive to your local subaru dealer and buy some touch up paint for your specific car color. ($10)

    7: Finally add layers of the touch up paint on top of the holes where the tape is and.... TADA!! Wingless trunk!

    Ive had it on my car for a couple weeks now and no leaks what so ever. and it has rained alot! i live in Washington

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    do you have pictures of it..because that sounds like a good idea, but i dont want it to look like booty

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    Quote Originally Posted by Subietastic View Post
    This is what I did.....

    1: Removed the WRX wing

    2: Got some blue masking tape (painters tape)

    3: Ripped off some tape and put it tightly under the holes inside the trunk.

    4: Got some duct tape and put it over the masking tape so no water can leak in

    5: Now close your trunk, and you'll see the tape (stickey side up of course)

    6: Then drive to your local subaru dealer and buy some touch up paint for your specific car color. ($10)

    7: Finally add layers of the touch up paint on top of the holes where the tape is and.... TADA!! Wingless trunk!

    Ive had it on my car for a couple weeks now and no leaks what so ever. and it has rained alot! i live in Washington
    No offense, but this is ghetto. I wouldn't expect this to last very long.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LIV 2 RLY View Post
    No offense, but this is ghetto. I wouldn't expect this to last very long.
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    07sti and 05wrx trunk lid swap

    Are these two trunk lids compatible of swapping?. I have a 07 sti wid wing and want to swap with a 05 wrx

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    yes. they are compatible

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    i have a 04 silver wrx if you wunna trade trunks..it only has the 4 instead of the 1000 holes on the sti trunk

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    how far are you from NY? Not sure if it will fit though I do have an sti wing trunk on my 02 bugeye it is silver also.

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    ahhh damn..im in the chicago area, i thought 02-05 were the same trunk styles

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