Front Spoiler/Air Dam Outer Supports/Braces Breakaway Mounts.
I know there are plenty of 1st generation enthusiasts that don't like to run the front spoiler or air dam outer supports/braces due to the potential damage that could be done to the lower section of the front fender(s) where they attach if there is ever an impact of some type such as bumping a curb. But there are also those that would like to run them for the original/factory installed look without running this risk. I think I may have come up with a solution.
Years ago I was very active in flying radio controlled model airplanes and volunteered as an instructor two evenings a week. The training planes that new modelers would learn to fly with usually had the wing held on by either #64 rubber bands or nylon screws/bolts. I witnessed the nylon screws/bolts act as a fuse over and over again in hard landings and even crashes where the nylon screws/bolts would shear off saving much damage to the rest of the model airplane. So I ordered some 1/4" x 20 nylon screws and replaced the steel bolts on both ends of my front spoiler/air dam outer braces, I kept the rest of the existing hardware (washers & nuts) as nothing is really gained by swapping them to nylon. I'm hoping I never find out how well they work as a fuse, but either way, thought I'd pass the idea along for any others that might be interested in doing the same.
69 Camaro Z/28 RS, original Azure Turquoise, M21 & 3.73 12-bolt posi. NOM 406ci, AFR 210 heads, Straub hyd. roller cam & Dynatech 1-3/4" > 1-7/8" headers, QuickFuel 750 Annular. Photos at:
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