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post #1 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 19, 09:12 AM Thread Starter
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If you had a NO spoiler car and were doing a resto/mod, would you add a front and rear spoiler? If yes, would you do it to an original no spoiler decklid?
I was thinking of buying a re-pop decklid to paint and add spoiler and also paint my original decklid so I have an option to go with or without.
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post #2 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 19, 09:21 AM
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IMO, re-pop stuff is pretty good, but original is best. I had a non-spoiler car and drilled holes in my original deck lid. No regrets. If you buy a re-pop, nothing wrong with that. Will it be tougher to fit? maybe.
Do you plan on keeping and enjoying the car a long time? If so, use original.
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post #3 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 12th, 19, 12:16 PM
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i did your idea of having 2 deck lids, with and without. i also painted 2 hoods, flat and cowl. i never wound up putting the flat hood back on the car but i did switch deck lids frequently and still can't decide which look i like better.
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i would do like you said and buy a repop spoiler lid and spoiler and paint both. it really changes the whole car. it's like having two different cars to choose from
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Re: Rear Spoiler

Had a spoiler on my car, and not sure if it was original or not....but when it was restored I opted to leave it off.

Darn near everyone has a spoiler, and I wanted to be different
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Re: Rear Spoiler

I bought after market lid and put a 69 Firebird spoiler on it. Switch out every so often to change things up. The fitment was pretty good.
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I bought my car in 72 with no front or rear spoiler. I went to the Chevrolet garage and ordered both and installed them
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post #8 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 19, 02:32 AM
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Be aware that a rear trunk spoiler from the factory used a front antenna, as the rear trunk spoiler would hit the rear mounted antenna when it was opened.

Just mentioning this if you're a purist; others may bring this to your attention if you add the rear trunk spoiler to a non factory equipped one.

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That's why I put in a power antenna, not a purist here.

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I put my antenna in the spoiler. If I were to remove the spoiler I'd leave it in the trunk

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post #11 of 18 (permalink) Old Apr 15th, 19, 06:36 AM
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I love the look of the front and rear spoiler. Even if your car didn't originally come with one, I say go for it. That isn't something that can't be undone with minimal effort or expense. I do like the idea of buying a repop and adding the rear spoiler to that if you think you may not like it, but I would look around and see if you can find an original first. It may already have the spoiler on it.

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Be aware a lid with spoiler requires the heavier (larger diameter) lift rods to hold
the lid open. Also finding a lid that fits properly without mods may prove difficult.

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I just adjusted the tension.
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Be aware a lid with spoiler requires the heavier (larger diameter) lift rods to hold
the lid open. Also finding a lid that fits properly without mods may prove difficult.
Nosuh... It's correct to have the two different diameter rods on a D80 car, but it's not necessary. I have a factory spoiler on my non-D80 lid with stock rods and it pops up and holds perfectly fine.
Personal opinion, if mine didn't have a spoiler on it already, I'd leave it off. I'd love to find an original deck lid that doesn't have holes. Eventually I'm planning on carefully welding the holes closed on my born with deck lid. If I did have an undrilled factory deck lid and I wanted a spoiler, I'd buy a drilled deck lid.

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Nosuh... It's correct to have the two different diameter rods on a D80 car, but it's not necessary. I have a factory spoiler on my non-D80 lid with stock rods and it pops up and holds perfectly fine.
Personal opinion, if mine didn't have a spoiler on it already, I'd leave it off. I'd love to find an original deck lid that doesn't have holes. Eventually I'm planning on carefully welding the holes closed on my born with deck lid. If I did have an undrilled factory deck lid and I wanted a spoiler, I'd buy a drilled deck lid.
X2 on what Dave wrote. Larger rod not necessary but yes it was used with d80 option. Whatever u do do not drill your original lid as they can be difficult to acquire especially on 67 and 68 years due to many changes. The repro deck lid I’ve been told by many is a good piece but that does not mean it might need some work to fit nicely but liked what your thinking, new lid and spoiler, and keep original as it came. Personally I like seeing Camaro’s without spoiler but realize it’s one popular option. Enjoy both versions!

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