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360 Spider Wind Deflectors

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  1. ShadowLAP

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    I wanted to check to see if any members have done business with Cabrio Supply who are located in the Netherlands. I am going to attempt to repair my 2003 Spider Wind Deflector gaskets but if not successful, Cabrio has replacements available. Wondering how easy it is to obtain parts from Europe. Any previous experience would be welcomed.
     
  2. AD170

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    Fit and Finish are excellent and the price of 300 for all three Wind Deflectors delivered to the US, compared to other alternatives, was great value for the money. Used their form of "Paypal" and had no security issues. Delivered to my doorstep within a few days. Would buy from them again.
     
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    This looks like a great deal. Could you post close up photos of the actual items ? How close to stock are they??? The original rubber gaskets tend to disintegrate and are pretty much unobtainium!
     
  5. EZORED

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    Like most 360 owners the rubber gaskets on my 2000 360 wind blockers have began to disintegrate. I searched the web may times but found no original replacements at any price. I did find one thread here. that gave me a lead on a similar rubber gasket. I order them and after some modification I was able to "repair/replace" the old gaskets. FYI it is a Pia to remove the wind blockers. The profile on the new rubber gaskets was rounded instead of flat, and if you are a OEM guy it was just ok, and most people probably would never know the difference. I used a product called SUGRU to fill the joint at the bottom right,

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    I did have some issues with the gasket releasing and the mesh would come loose and look sloppy.


    After reading this thread, I ordered the Cabrio Supply 360 wind blockers after phoning them. The indicated they were as OEM and it was $280 shipped. I received them today, I will say that they are not constructed like OEM, but look to be very high quality. Instead of rubber gaskets, they have incorporated stitched leather. I think that these will last the life of car. View attachment 2581183
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    Finally repaired and Cabiro side by side!


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    So pick your poison. I will post some photos after install.
     
  6. ShadowLAP

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    Thanks for sharing the photos of the Cabrio product. They look good. I was able to obtain the gasket material from a fellow FChatter. He sent me the remainder of his supply, which was greatly appreciated. I have to agree with you that removing the Deflectors is a chore and scraping out the old material was time consuming. I must have 6 hours into the project but was pleased with the end result. I figured if I did not like the end result I would purchase the Cabrio deflectors. Attached is a photo of my repaired deflectors before I re-installed them. It took me another 90 minutes to reinstall them. ugh. My recommendation is if you can find the gasket material and have the time, try the repair. It is not that hard. I had to glue the gaskets in and used a number of small adjustable clamps to hold them to dry overnight. Just need to have patients. Note; the four screws that hold in the side deflectors in place require a 5mm Allen Head wrench. I purchased a few extra screws at ACE hardware. I was amazed that they had similar screws as the factory item. The ACE screws are Black, the factory Silver. Not a problem as they are not visible once installed. Also, if you can find or make an Allen wrench with the small angle end no longer that 1/2 inch you will have a much easier time removing the outside screws. I was able to stop my top in a partial up position to allow access to the screws but those side screws are blocked by the top mechanism. Overall, either solution is much better than the deteriorating original gasket material.
     
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  8. ShadowLAP

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    There is no part number. The gasket material just arrived in a clear plastic bag. I believe I have a small piece leftover and can measure it and post a photo tomorrow. Would that work?


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  9. Mercedes

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    Yes thanks .ive been looking for that gasket you used all over the web.cant seem to find that t-gasket.

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  11. ShadowLAP

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    Mercedes, attached are photos of the gasket material that I used to repair my Wind Deflectors. When I was researching I found a string on the subject and discovered a fellow at bradyorlando41@yahoo.com was making the repairs. At some point he decided to stop offering the service and sold me his remaining gasket material. You may want to reach out to him to see where he obtained it. I have not looked but he might still be active on FChat since I did my repair just last summer.
     
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    After considering a few options thought i give this a try worse case i would of ordered the new ones.but i manage to fix the deflectors for 5 bucks.and i modified the allen key to work a littile better for easy removal.
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  15. delaney

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    Wasn’t there a u tube video on how to do this?
     
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  17. delaney

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    I ordered the Cabrio product. Arrived promptly 3 day UPS. $300 included $60 shipping. Good solid product...not exactly 100% OEM but 95%.

    Can’t use the Phillips screws supplied so got new hexbolts from Ace. Can’t reuse original screws...different thread.

    Took about 90 mins for the job. Easy to get old ones out with patience. Best to have someone hold new ones (outer 2 only) while you try and locate screw holes. Center one is easy.

    The mesh on my old ones is perfect and still tightly stuck in the slot. The old gasket stuff peeled away but the bit that holds the mesh in is tight. Could easily be refurbished. FREE if anyone wants them.
     
  18. Mimmo Blue

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    Do you have the middle deflector available ?
    My car came with the middle one missing.
     
  19. delaney

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    I do. I replaced all 3. The center one is certainly useable. Give me your address and I’ll post it to you if you want it.
     
  20. Mimmo Blue

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    Sent you a PM
     
  21. delaney

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    Sorry. Can’t find the PM. Try my email... delanp@yahoo.com.

    I’ll post on Tuesday....Monday is MLK holiday.

    Pete
     
  22. Mimmo Blue

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    You can go into your profile and click on conversations.

    I will send you an email
     
  23. delaney

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    If nobody wants the 2 outer ones I’m going to bin them.

    Pete
     
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