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Old 08-24-2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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OEM Seat Cowl

At first I thought maybe I was watching David Letterman deliver a humorous monologue. But I wasn't laughing. It suddenly dawned on me that I wasn't watching TV and that the GIGANTIC GAP before my eyes wasn't dental in nature at all. This was the chasm between the tail-section bodywork and the OEM seat cowl that I had just installed. "Perhaps I'm just being too picky", I thought. So Imagine my dismay when upon leaving for work the next day my wife politely inquires if I am aware that "my trunk was open". What a treasure this seat cowl is. I'm very disappointed. In fact, I just thought of a new slogan for one of the aftermarket fabricators. "I Shoulda Boughta Targa".
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:14 PM   #2
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Swap out the rubber inserts from your rear seat with the ones on the seat cowl.
That's what I remember being the gap remedy on the 2nd gen seat cowls.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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If that works, you're my new best friend. I'll try that when I get home.
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:19 PM   #4
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well not worthless, but it would def help
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Old 08-24-2009, 03:27 PM   #5
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Re: OEM Seat Cowl

There's a thread with pics somewhere on here about the gap in the cowl
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:47 PM   #6
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Re: OEM Seat Cowl

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Swap out the rubber inserts from your rear seat with the ones on the seat cowl.
That's what I remember being the gap remedy on the 2nd gen seat cowls.
That worked. That totally worked. The cowl is still a little short, but now it at least fits flush. Thanks for the tip!
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:50 PM   #7
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Re: OEM Seat Cowl

I'll have to make the swap as well....it never really bothered me that much, but if it's that easy...
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That worked. That totally worked. The cowl is still a little short, but now it at least fits flush. Thanks for the tip!
Yay! My memory is still functioning!
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Old 08-25-2009, 12:52 PM   #9
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I'll buy your old caps off of you....
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Re: OEM Seat Cowl

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Swap out the rubber inserts from your rear seat with the ones on the seat cowl.
That's what I remember being the gap remedy on the 2nd gen seat cowls.
Hey gang, I'm installing my new cowl and ran into this problem as well. I swapped for the stock inserts and the gap is better but now the cowl is loose - it moves freely about 3/8 inch forward and back and about 1/4 inch up and down. I've adjusted all the mounts and such and this is as good as I can get it.

Anyone else's do this? Is it 'normal' or is there some other adjustment/modification I'm missing?

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