1981 Rear spoiler installation

Discussion in '1978 - 1981 Specific' started by AAlice, Nov 20, 2017.

  1. AAlice

    AAlice New Member

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    Hello everyone, New member here.
    I have a 1981 Camaro RS and have purchased a rear spoiler for it. What I need is any information on mounting it. It has 3 parts to it. I have the stud kit to fasten the pieces too. Is there a template out there to purchase for drilling the holes required ? The trunk has the access areas but of course...not the holes. Any and all assistance is appreciated. Thanks.
     
  2. jamieg285

    jamieg285 Veteran Member

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    I have this job to do soon. I know that when I took the spoiler off a donor lid, the holes were central left-to-right in the cut outs, as the socket only just fitted. Not too sure on the front-to-back location though, I wish I'd taken pics now.
     
  3. AAlice

    AAlice New Member

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    ....I will wait for some info from as more members but thanks. If there is nothing but fend for myself I thought what I would do is make new studs from bolts and have them just long enough to barely touch the lid and with a point. Then hold the spoiler above where it will go and place it down to mark the lid. ( I hope not though )
     
  4. 70 SS/L78

    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    This has been done before by others... several discussions if you do a search. There is more than one way of doing it.
    Using the centering studs is the most accurate. you can make your own or buy them.
    https://www.mcmaster.com/#center-punches/=1ac9ryx
     
  5. tbrostrom

    tbrostrom Member

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    I don't know how to post the link directly but there is a detailed how to on this site under body restoration titled
    How to add a rear tail spoiler to a plain jane
     

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