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    Question I need help with a hatch swap

    (short story) Someone put a rock through my hatch. I found a used hatch in the right color shipped WAY cheaper than i could get the glass replaced. Got the hatch in right before I moved so I left it wrapped so as not to damage it. Open it today and it doesn't match. I have a 91 VR4 with aero. I don't know what the hatch i recivied is.

    So my question is, has anyone swapped in a hatch from a different year or from an SL to a VR4? Other than patching holes and drilling new ones is there anything I need to watch out for? Here are some pics to illistrate the differences.

    My hatch with spoiler removed.


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    The hatch I recivied.



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    The hatch you received is from an N/A, hence the different holes and their location. There is nothing to worry about though. Just drill the holes you need and install the A/A spoiler on the new hatch. After that, it is a direct bolt on. Good luck!
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    You don't have comprehesive on your car? Glass is usually covered under that, there's not usually a deductable, and it doesn't raise your rates to replace glass. If you don't have it, get it... it generally doesn't cost a lot either!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ilian51378 View Post
    The hatch you received is from an N/A, hence the different holes and their location. There is nothing to worry about though. Just drill the holes you need and install the A/A spoiler on the new hatch. After that, it is a direct bolt on. Good luck!
    Thanks! I though thats how it looked just wanted to make sure. I guess now I have some body work ahead of me.

    Quote Originally Posted by tachyon View Post
    You don't have comprehesive on your car? Glass is usually covered under that, there's not usually a deductable, and it doesn't raise your rates to replace glass. If you don't have it, get it... it generally doesn't cost a lot either!
    You are 100% right about needing the insureance. I have carried full coverage on it since I bought it.... With the exception of a few months when it was in storage. So of course, thats when it was attacked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by runsvr4gen1 View Post
    Thanks! I though thats how it looked just wanted to make sure. I guess now I have some body work ahead of me.



    You are 100% right about needing the insureance. I have carried full coverage on it since I bought it.... With the exception of a few months when it was in storage. So of course, thats when it was attacked.

    Aw, crap. That's all that I leave on mine when it's off the road... comprehensive. Good luck with the hatch!!

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    Not all states cover glass replacement. I'm fairly certain PA is one of the ones that do not.

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    Well I managed to get the new hatch on and discovered a new problem. lol The passenger side seems to be bent up a little. Does anyone have any ideas for straightening it out? I was thinking of putting some padding on it then setting a bag of sand or something on there to ease it back into place. Any advice would be great!

    Here is a pick of the drivers side.



    Here is the bent up passenger side.


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