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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old 07-17-2019, 02:23 PM Thread Starter
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Tulip panel, wing, flap needed

Anybody with a spare tulip panel? I need the passenger side. Would consider buying the entire cross piece with both driver and pass panels.

Would also consider a replacement made of machined aluminum, carbon fiber or even 3d printed. I followed the 3D thread here and results didn't appear to be successful for this particular part. Anybody else try doing it?

TIA! Mike
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Last time I checked the flaps are available. You would need to pull the tulip to install one but it's not difficult

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That reminds me - Rob I still have the one you sent me! I need to get that packaged up and back to you!
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Last time I checked the flaps are available. You would need to pull the tulip to install one but it's not difficult
Hi Rob. Yes, I followed that link you gave me but $155 for the assembly is quite a bit when all I really need is the flap. And even if I did need the whole thing, at that price it would have to wait until I can replace my cracked manifold first. No point in looking good, if I can't even drive it!

I actually have the flap but it's road rashed from PO, I guess from flying off the car or something. Thinking of learning how to lay up carbon fiber and make it myself. Might even be possible to sell a few pairs to recover my R&D.

Were you able to find the one you mentioned to me in pm?

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@Hoosier GXP was advertising some for sale a while ago. Check with him
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If yours is intact but road-rashed you can refinish it. Body putty and paint will work wonders.

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If yours is intact but road-rashed you can refinish it. Body putty and paint will work wonders.
Thanks JohnWR. My wife tells me when searching for a solution, I often over-complicate things and miss the obvious.

Refinishing the one I have may be the better way to go, esp since I need the money for more important things like a good, used exhaust manifold, so I can actually drive the car instead of just look at it.

Ahh, priorities.
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The flap assembly is the only way you can source it from GM. The assembly includes the hinge pins and the closing spring. You need those as well.

Your current choices are buy one or repair the one you have. Maybe we will be able to print a useful one in the future.

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Check with "Hoosier GXP" on this forum. He parts out Solstices and Skys from time to time and he may have the part you are looking for.

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Check with "Hoosier GXP" on this forum. He parts out Solstices and Skys from time to time and he may have the part you are looking for.
I pm'd him abt an intake manifold (mine's cracked) but he didn't have any at the time. I'll ask him about one of these. Thanks to both DaveOC and Tomatosoup for the suggestion.

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I never would have ever figured they'd call that a tulip panel, I almost feel like going andy rooney into why they call it a tulip panel, but that's too much imo.

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What's better than roses on a piano?

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Check with "Hoosier GXP" on this forum. He parts out Solstices and Skys from time to time and he may have the part you are looking for.

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I only have 2 driver side doors remaining. They go for $90 each. Right sides are in high demand for some reason as soon as I get one it is gone.
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I only have 2 driver side doors remaining. They go for $90 each. Right sides are in high demand for some reason as soon as I get one it is gone.
Please keep me in mind in case my refinishing attempt finishes the passenger side tulip I have. Thanks!
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What's better than roses on a piano?
Tulips on an organ. Old one but I'm older. Still funny tho.
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