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    Spyder w/ 99 conversion - keep the stock rear garnish or go with 99 garnish?

    I've converted my 95 Spyder to a full 99 front end. What do you guys think of putting my 99 rear center garnish on also? I filled in the key hole that was on the 99 with a black plastic piece behind the hole so it looks pretty normal. Spyders obviously do not have a keyhole for the rear hatch.

    Think it would look odd switching to the 99 reed center garnish?

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    I personally prefer the '99 rear garnish on the Spyders. Here is mine:

    I capped the key hole with a trim clip similar to the one that holds the trunk carpeting to the frame.

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    Go with the 99. Its Sexy!
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    Not a fan of the 99 Garnishes unless it's on a first gen. IMO it makes the car looker older and cheaper.

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    Anything is better then a 1G unpainted garnish.
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    99 center garnish, and backup camera lens in the keyhole
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    Quote Originally Posted by atarirx View Post
    I personally prefer the '99 rear garnish on the Spyders. Here is mine:

    I capped the key hole with a trim clip similar to the one that holds the trunk carpeting to the frame.
    I did the same thing....I see great minds think alike I need to take a new picture because now the decals in the correct place.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jba3 View Post
    99 center garnish, and backup camera lens in the keyhole
    Agreed! I've seen a couple Spyders with that and its pretty badass. Fits so nicely it almost looks stock.

    Quote Originally Posted by dbest671 View Post
    I did the same thing....I see great minds think alike I need to take a new picture because now the decals in the correct place.
    Yeah, I took that pic just after reapplying the decals. The old Spyder VR4 decal fell apart while removing it so I got a replacement from 3000GTspyderregistry.com and can barely tell the difference. I also changed the decal colors to grey to tone it down a bit...

    Anything is better than the stock Spyder rear garnish. That big bubbley Mitsu logo is damn ugly in my opinion. I've seen Spyders with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd gen garnish and all look pretty good I think.

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