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Old 03-28-2009, 05:10:32 PM   #1
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How to add a rear tail spoiler to a plain jane

Yep, here it is, another personal how-to documentary. This is how to put a spoiler on your plain jane camaro.

First, I happen to have had a perfect parts car to cut the quarter ends off for measurements, so this should be real accurate for where the holes should be.




OK here it goes.

FIRST HOLE: Side of quarter panel, Passenger side

Measure up from body line 3 7/16 make a line


Measure up from edge of quarter 2 1/4 make a line


Measure in straight from edge 1 1/2 make a line (this is a double check)


It should look like this after you make the marks


SECOND HOLE: Top of quarter panel, Passenger side

Measure in from edge of trunk 3 3/8 make a line


Measure up from edge of quarter 2 5/8 make a line


Those are the measurements for where the holes should be drilled. It should minimize the need for ovalized any mistake holes.

Here is the car I practiced on. It is the one I am building for my daughter and it was CRYING for a spoiler.
More pictures will be below.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:17:59 PM   #2
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more................

VICTIM:






I did the Passenger side top hole first. Make first mark 3 3/8 in


Make second mark at 2 5/8 giving you the X marks the spot


Here is first hole marked done


Go to the second hole, lower side of quarter of passenger side
Measure up from body line 3 7/16, make the line


Measure in from taillight, 2 1/4


You can double check by measuring a straight line in 1 1/2
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:21:19 PM   #3
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more.............

Here is second hole marked done


Drill using a 7/16 drill bit. Here it is drilled and done


Get a round file and clean out the burrs from hole


Spoiler test fit. Fits like a glove.



Repeat above for Driver side. All measurements are the same.



Here it is with the trunk lid and spoiler on.

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Old 03-28-2009, 05:22:52 PM   #4
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more............

Now for the trunk lid. Here is the trunk lid off the same car that the spoilers and center came from. I measured out the whole trunk lid and if you have a plain jane lid, just copy over all the measurements and you should be real close with the holes.













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Old 03-28-2009, 05:25:39 PM   #5
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lastly.....

Here is where the holes will come thru on the bottom. The edge holes will be in the middle of the edge that wraps around. It is suppose to be there, it is the way it was done from the factory.

The other 4 holes will come thru right where the lid has cutout in place.













Hope this helps anyone who is adding the rear spoilers to their Camaro.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:48:07 PM   #6
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Great Job Mike. Thanks. I'll be tackling this at some point this summer.
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:51:54 PM   #7
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^^^+2 thumbs up

A quick question, do the none spoiler deck lids, or the repos, have the cutouts on the underside where the spoiler bolts through?
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Old 03-28-2009, 05:58:06 PM   #8
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You guys are making working on Camaros to easy! Next thing you know everyone will be doing it! Mr.FBDY you are a machine!! How do you find time to do all this stuff? Do you work a day job also?
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Old 03-28-2009, 06:26:44 PM   #9
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Good work........ I'm glad mine already has a spoiler.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:05:25 PM   #10
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Off topic but lets see some more pics of that gold car since it's a convertible.
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Old 03-28-2009, 07:43:12 PM   #11
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goo job mike
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:18:06 PM   #12
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Yep, should be a sticky!!! Good job, and a wealth of dimensional value. I would hate to see it get lost in the abyss.
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Old 03-28-2009, 09:41:34 PM   #13
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NICE work man. Gotta hand it to ya on this one.
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Old 03-28-2009, 10:50:50 PM   #14
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nice to see someone that takes the time to help,and knows how to use a tape measure creatively....Good job!
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:42:24 AM   #15
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Quote:
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Off topic but lets see some more pics of that gold car since it's a convertible.

thats exactly what i was thinking.
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