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Old 03-12-2009, 12:26 PM
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OK, here's the deal, my dad backed out and decided NOT to let me go to Phoenix for the '77. SO, I found another Camaro, this time a '76, running 305, tranny leak, for $500! Driver's side door handle has been broken in half somehow, but I don't see any major body damage on the car, long dent in the left rear quarter but not deep, easy fix I think. My issue with it is I can't stand second gens post '74 without a spoiler on it. This one doesn't have one, how hard will it be to put one on? I can get one cheap on Ebay but can I install it myself, or will I need a body shop to do it for me?
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GM factory spoilers bought over the counter originally came with a paper template to lay onto the trunk lid. You can make a template if the spoiler you are looking at doesn't come with one. Don't know about the 2nd gen, but 1st gen "spoiler" trunk lids are different from non-spoiler lids. They have flattened dimpled areas on the underside where the nuts attach to the studs from the spoiler. If 2nd gen is supposed to be dimpled as well, you'll probably have to recess the area around the stud so you can catch a nut on it. Or you can drill the inner hole larger to be able to put a spacer and nut on the stud to sandwich it to the outer trunk lid skin.
If you can measure, drill holes carefully, and take your time, then yes you can do it.
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Hm, I've done stuff like that before... anyone with a second gen ever popped an aftermarket spoiler on? I may have the body shop do it if it looks like I might screw something up....
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OK guys, my dad gave the go-ahead for the car so I really need to know if there's a difference between the non-spoiler trunk lid and the spoiler trunk lid.... help?
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from looking at this pic...it looks like it a 3 piece spoiler..there should be a few bolts that holds it on...im googling as fast as i can lol

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after googling for 10 min, from what ive read there no difference between the 2 trunk lids..and on ebay theres spoilers for at the most $35
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Hey Bob.
All deck lids have the cut outs for stud access to bolt on the spoiler.
Glad to hear you talked the ol' man into a car!
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Well now he's being annoying about GETTING the car HERE. I may end up buying a '78 a couple hours away cuz I shouldbe able to drive it home, and it's in decent shape... T-tops too.
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