70-73 front spoilers

Discussion in '1970 - 1973 Specific' started by brooksman9, Mar 18, 2017.

  1. Camarolina

    Camarolina Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    I don't know about everyone wanting to install those 1st Gen braces. Those braces are steel and won't give any. Isn't it overkill?
    My thinking is the braces are there to make sure the chin spoiler doesn't flex at speed. You don't need something that rigid to do that. So if you ever do bottom out the nose a little bit I can see those 1st Gen braces ripping through the spoiler instead of giving some. Obviously anything serious it won't mater.
    I made mine for my '72 out of one of those thin metal hollow broom handle. Found the length, flattened both ends and angle them. Drilled a hole in each end, painted them black and voila.
     
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  2. Turbo70Camaro

    Turbo70Camaro Veteran Member Gold Member

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    great idea for future reference.........
     
  3. 1971CamaroGuy

    1971CamaroGuy Veteran Member

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    I don't understand what your saying? The 1st gen braces are close to what came on the factory 70-73 spoilers with a little bending...I paid about $18 shipped for them new...they are cheap.

    I don't consider $18 overkill.......
     
  4. 1971CamaroGuy

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  5. Camarolina

    Camarolina Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    The possible overkill I'm talking about is not the price. Its the rigidity of the braces.
    I just thinking some braces that will give if you scrub up on something so the braces don't do the damage by pushing though or ripping the spoiler.
     
  6. brooksman9

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    This one looks kind of flat

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    As does this

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    This looks a little pointier

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    As does this

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    Maybe it is just the angle or the reflection or just me. Anyone else notice a difference?
     
  7. brooksman9

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    70 SS/L78 Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    IMHO, I think it's just the lighting making some look more flat than others. They have to have some sort of a point to follow the contour of the sheet metal.
     
  9. brooksman9

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