Installing a 1969 rear Camaro spoiler on a 1971 roadrunner...This is how I did it.

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  1. dangina

    dangina Well-Known Member

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    I had also got to finishing mounting my rear 69 Camaro spoiler, Here it is from start to finish:

    First mask off the area your with green painters tape, saves the paint for underneath and allows you to mark on it. Position where you want the spoiler to sit, and with a measuring tape mark where the tips of your spoiler will sit, I measured from the trunk edge, then from the sides, the tips sit about an 1/4" from the edge:


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    When you figured out where she' gonna sit, you wanna mark out the stud locations for the spoiler and drill small holes and see if that's where they need to be before making them bigger (I bought two spoilers 69 and a 68, the 68 is 2" shorter so I sold it) they have the same stud location and both of them came with a template, but I noticed that the studs weren't mounted in the same place, even though they were both made by the same company, they could get up to almost a 1/2" out. ouch. After you have the size of the holes you want I drilled in the center from the outside going in so I know where to drill them underneath:


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    Underneath I would mask the area off around the hole and drill out to the size you want:


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    I went a little bigger than I thought, I was thinking maybe down the road if I had to buy another rear spoiler for whatever reason(carbon fiber perhaps?), I would have plenty of room for the studs if they end up being off like the ones I had. you can use a hole saw, I used a stepper bit for the weird corner ones and cleaned up with a dremel, and don't forget to file off your sharp edges!


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    Now that we have all the holes done were gonna have to mount this somehow. The 4 studs on the back of the trunk can be held down with your standard washers and locknuts, but the front studs being more accessible I have a better Idea, I bought these flat washers and these allthread connectors that fit inside the washers:


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    With the spoiler in place, thread the connector all the way till it bottoms out, the back it off a couple turns and weld the washer in place:


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    I put a spot weld just to hold it in place:


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    Then you can weld them up!


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    Now you have a custom nut that you can tighten all the way down and not worry about it bottoming out on the stud!


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    I painted them, but you could powder coat them:


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    Before your put your spoiler on be sure to use some sort of gasket material, I'll be using gasket maker, doesn't harm the paint underneath and not bad to clean up.



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    And it finishes off like this! I used 3/4" body plugs to hide the inner access holes for the rear studs, I did the outter access rear holes the same size as the trunk body plugs at 1 1/4" (Please excuse the flaking paint, something I have to have a talking to about with my painter in the very near future)

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    Hopefully you have something similar to this when your finished! (without the painters tape and the spoiler painted lol)


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    I see a large gap on the end. Does it sit flush to the deck lid?
     
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    Wondering the same thing as Scooby. Is the spoiler flexible enough to match the decklid?
     
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    might have to make the hole bigger ( for the outside diameter circle would go thru ) and that might hug the deck lid a bit better ( or is it flush against it already ) ...
     
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    I have that same spoiler sitting in my storage. Always wondered what was it lol, now I know.
     
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    Do not want.
     
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    I had a half dozen first gen Camaros and if I remember right the spoiler had a small gap on the ends on those cars also
     
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    the ends do not sit flush - I believe that the fenders on the 69 camaro sit higher than the decklid, which then makes it look flush, the spoiler can't sit any further down, although there is a member on here who sanded down the bottom of the spoiler down and got it to sit flush a little bit better, I didn't want to bother with the extra hassle :)
     
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      I don't have this year car, and I am not planning to put a spoiler on, but thanks for taking the time to post detailed how to pictures and instructions!

      Hawk
       
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