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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 02, 10:56 AM Thread Starter
 
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I have a 68 Camaro RS and have a rear spoiler, but not the front one. I changed the engine from the 327 to a 350 which is a big change for originality.

I still would like the car to look original from the exterior view. I like the way the front spoilers look but I'm not sure if they even came on 68 camaros.

I don't want to put it on if it is a giant flag that says that I modified the car.

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I don't think a rear came without a front from the factory. You'll benifit more fron the front than the back, I say run it...

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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 02, 02:09 PM
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They were an option in '68. Be careful, the one for the '69 is different than the '67 and '68. Same way with the rear spoiler.

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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 5th, 02, 02:19 PM
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The original front spoilers on the 1968 were a vertical, non-inclined unit with a pebble grain texture.They did not use any support braces. They were later replaced in service by the 1969 smooth, inclined version that had 3 supporting struts. If you bought one of these for your 68, the center strut was a different length than for the 1969 vehicles. If you are interested in the correct original type, you should contact Rick's First Gen.
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Well I ordered a repro. one and it was for 67-68 and the bracket kit with the bolt kit as well. That was all from D&R Classic.

The center bracket doesn't seem to line up in any logical place and the two end brackets look like they should be symmetrical but their not. I don't have any idea which ones go on which side. Any help on that would be good.

Do I have the wrong year bracket kit??
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 02, 03:02 AM
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I have the same problem with the center bracket,where does it go ???? ,I mounted the end ones to to the lower fender.
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old Aug 6th, 02, 03:08 AM
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When using the braces, it is necessary to drill the center brace hole in the 2 1/2" wide extension that comes forward between the 2 front-most crossmembers of the frame. It is easiest to attach the spoiler and the outer braces first. Then have a helper hold the center of the spoiler where it looks best and then drill the hole. It has some adjustability after it is drilled. The outer braces should be identical in length. The outer braces attach to the lower fender extensions thru the pre-drilled holes.

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