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I don't know what to say as my lower rear apron is missing (see my web page) and you can see the exhaust headers and such. I plan on installing one that is easily removable, though. Reason: It makes repair work easier with that little apron removed (say, like, removing an engine and tranny... ;). But, as John J. and I know, and by my personal experience, you should have that apron there. It helps reduce the lower vortices that occur back there and this lowers the vehicles coefficient of drag. It also keeps the amount of road debris and exhaust from curling back up to the hatch and window area (especially if you develop an oil leak... ;) Toby Erkson firstname.lastname@example.org <-- Please use this address for email responses '72 VW Squareback 1.6L bored and stroked to 2.0L '75 Porsche 914 1.8L, ORPCA member Portland, Oregon, http://www.geocities.com/MotorCity/8501/ ______________________________ Reply Separator _________________________________ Subject: Rear skirt repair Author: Wojciech Dawicki [SMTP:email@example.com] at MSXGATE Date: 4/1/98 1:53 PM I was recently rear ended( well my square was). Now I have some insurence coming to me. I also have a part car with a good rear skirt. How easy is it to swap it. To me it looks like it is welded in place. If anybody has worked in this area what did you do, what were some of the problems. Replace or fix, that is the rub.