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Making my own '68 front spoiler

This is just a cardboard mock-up but wondering what you all think both good and bad. I started fabricated the parts to see how it goes making it out of 16 gauge steel.
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Re: Making my own '68 front spoiler

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Bolt-on ?

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Re: Making my own '68 front spoiler

I like it! very cool idea, maybe have it wrap with a carbon fiber vinyl
or just paint it black either way.
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Re: Making my own '68 front spoiler

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bolt on yes sir - well when I get to that point lol.

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I like it! very cool idea, maybe have it wrap with a carbon fiber vinyl
or just paint it black either way.
Will be painted black to match the car.

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Paint black and hydro-dip to whatever you like

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Paint black and hydro-dip to whatever you like
Now it there was a was to hydro dip the roll bar welded into my car - i'd be all over that!

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Re: Making my own '68 front spoiler

Here is the actual spoiler all tack welded together and clamped on with vise grips. The last pic is the side view - you'll notice I switched from '68 to '69 marker lights for that low profile look
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How tall is that....looks great

You might want to make a few more hint hint

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How tall is that....looks great

You might want to make a few more hint hint
Thanks! If I had the proper tools I might consider it. I made this out of 16GA sheet steel that I had left over from smoothing my firewall. Used only an electric 4" grinder with a cut off wheel to make all my cuts. Would have been a lot easier if I had access to a shear, brake and notcher lol. I only made it 3-1/2" vertical in height and the splitter plate projects out 3-3/4". I initially had it taller, but shortened it as my driveway is kinda steep at the bottom and I'd hate to rip it off before I even made it onto the road - not to mention it looks more proportioned this way. Debating now whether to go with stainless steel adjustable support arms or not.

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Very nice work. That looks great!


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Thanks Brent

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Re: Making my own '68 front spoiler

My concern would be lack lack of flexibility if you hit something with the spoiler.

The oem plastic one give but a steel one bolted in place would tend to tear up body panels.
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My concern would be lack lack of flexibility if you hit something with the spoiler.

The oem plastic one give but a steel one bolted in place would tend to tear up body panels.
Hummm good thought - good thing I made it bolt on lol. One thought I had is that if I hit a small animal - the splitter would slice and dice the little bugger......if I kept it on maybe I should change my car to project roadkill???

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Hummm good thought - good thing I made it bolt on lol. One thought I had is that if I hit a small animal - the splitter would slice and dice the little bugger......if I kept it on maybe I should change my car to project roadkill???
I looks like it bolts to the lower valance and the lower front fender extensions.

If you hit a curb or small animal it will do some serious damage to the sheet metal it's bolted to.

I've looked at several metal ones for my Protour cars and the possible damage to the body if the spoiler hits something has kept me from doing it on any of my builds.

Good job on the fab work.

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Re: Making my own '68 front spoiler

You could always use plastic or aluminum bolts to secure it to the car, kind of like a "breakaway" mount. That would work okay if you bumped a curb but, an animal not so good as it might breakaway and shred your front tires. Just a thought.

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