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  1. Hi, Does anyone have a link or photos of an early 3L tailgate with an OEM Lupo GTI spoiler or other OEM VAG / Votex spoiler installed? I realize all the previously mentioned options will needed to modified to fit properly. As I am sure you are aware, the Lupo GTI spoiler would need to be extended at the tips of each side to meet up with the edge of the extended (upper area) of the early 3L gate . I am just curious if the Lupo GTI spoiler will fit somewhat properly other than the previously mentioned needed mod. Any help with this detail would be appreciated. The 3rd brake light hole would also need be filled or blacked out due to the brake light being fitted in the interior of this tailgate. My goal is to keep an aluminum tailgate on the vehicle for weight savings / higher MPG reasons. I am also open to quality aftermarket options without the split or indention in the middle. Sorry in advance if I missed another post on this topic during my search this info. Thanks
  2. Thanks for the info @Tripod
  3. Dang. You definitely busted my bubble @LR5V . Thanks again for the help. I also appreciate you not calling me an idiot for the noob mistake. No model years for of the Lupo GTI tailgates were aluminum, correct? After more research, I also found the links below for spoiler and wiper motor removal:
  4. It is great to meet you @LRV5. Thanks for going above and beyond with the measurements. Solid tip on removing the spoiler, wiper, and wiper motor. I would assume there is a piece of interior trim that needs to removed to access the bolts that secure the spoiler to the gate? If so, are just clips securing this trim? Is there also double sided tape that holds the spoiler in place? I will not have access to tools during this trip and will need to bring them with me. Other than plastic pry tools, any idea on the size of the bolts attach the spoiler to the gate? I will plan to bring a ratchet, extension and whatever sockets needed. I have also never removed a wiper motor from a Lupo or the trim that covers the wiper motor area. My guess is that it is the same as a other late 90's-mid 2000's VW's and uses a 10mm nuts to secure the wiper motor to the gate Any idea if this is correct? Are there a couple of phillips head screws that secure the trim covering the wiper motor? I realize there are more than likely clips (on the trim) that need to be prised (pried) loose. Thanks @ Rich. I should have mentioned this Lupo is a 3L. I would like to keep the MPG as high as I can with this vehicle. Using another aluminum tailgate, but with the OEM GTI spoiler is preferred. It is too bad that the MK2 Arosa gates are not aluminum. The extended glass and rotating badge release is quite sweet. Hi @mk2. Thanks for your hospitality . Excellent tip. I thought about this much easier solution as well. After finding a spoiler, brake light, etc, I then remembered that the early 3L gates are extended at the top. Unfortunately adding at GTI spoiler to this gate would require lots of customization (to the spoiler) to get everything to look spot on. I also believe that the 3rd brake light is fitted in the interior of the early 3L gates vs exterior. Believe me, I would much prefer to find a simpler solution as well.
  5. Hi, Sorry for this random post and request. Could someone please provide a height x width x depth measurement of a Lupo GTI tailgate for me as soon as possible? Lupo's are not common in the US. This measurement is not possible for me to grab locally. We are leaving for a holiday in the EU next week. I need to determine if we will be able fly back (from the EU) with a carefully packaged Lupo GTI tailgate in the hold of the plane and airlines we will be flying. Many thanks in advance for the possible help.
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