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« Reply #30 on: January 05, 2021, 07:07:06 PM »
Very cool, Fred.  Got any pics of the car you can share?

Wish I had pictures of that car Jon; and a few others I had back then. But in those days, pictures were just not something I thought of taking. I doubt I even had a camera then. I do see the importance now though!

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« Reply #31 on: January 05, 2021, 08:07:45 PM »
Questions.

Wondering if there any pictures of the underside of the hood with those scoops anywhere?
Curious to know also if the spoiler was also bolted or just fiber glassed in place?
Gas cap in the pictures above shown have hinge on either side too. Was that just a picture edit error? Or were they installed either way?

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Scot, there were openings cut in the hood on my car for them. They were positioned so that the structural bracing removal was minimal. Then they were riveted in place and bondo'd over. Whoever installed them did a nice clean job. I'm sure the decklid with the integral spoiler was installed similarly after removing the metal skin as Jon mentioned. Even using fiberglass you'd end up with some type of plastic filler to finish it off and smooth it out.

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« Reply #32 on: January 05, 2021, 09:18:18 PM »
MO you have pictures?
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« Reply #33 on: January 07, 2021, 07:50:25 PM »
No I'm sorry to say; I really wish I did though. Didn't seem necessary at the time. I don't think I had a camera then, and I still don't have one since that is apparently what cell phones are for.

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« Reply #34 on: January 08, 2021, 12:02:40 PM »
here is an 1967 ad for a Yenko Stomer with spoiler

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« Reply #35 on: January 08, 2021, 05:13:50 PM »
Boys,
Im gonna through a monkey wrench in the mix here: was the 1967 Camaro the first production car to offer a rear spoiler? OR, as some would say the '66/'67 Charger was with its very rare dealer available spoiler for NASCAR? Your thoughts...
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« Reply #36 on: January 09, 2021, 03:37:17 AM »
here is an 1967 ad for a Yenko Stomer with spoiler

That looks a lot like the tall spoiler that Penske used.

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« Reply #37 on: January 09, 2021, 04:00:15 AM »
Boys,
Im gonna through a monkey wrench in the mix here: was the 1967 Camaro the first production car to offer a rear spoiler? OR, as some would say the '66/'67 Charger was with its very rare dealer available spoiler for NASCAR? Your thoughts...

I'm not sure there is a fair comparison there. Both were service parts. Guess you'd need to know the release dates to dealers from both manufacturers. I had a 66 Hemi Charger that I bought from the original owner with one that I know was installed much later in life. Multiple car lines offered them in 1968, so who was first to market?

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Re: Spoiler availability
« Reply #38 on: January 09, 2021, 02:47:53 PM »
here are pictures of the 67 Z/28 prototype/press car. It had a spoiler with a more flat looking back then the production spoiler

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« Reply #39 on: January 09, 2021, 04:50:55 PM »
here are pictures of the 67 Z/28 prototype/press car. It had a spoiler with a more flat looking back then the production spoiler




I like it! Thanks for posting.
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Re: Spoiler availability
« Reply #40 on: January 09, 2021, 05:09:14 PM »
Boys,
Im gonna through a monkey wrench in the mix here: was the 1967 Camaro the first production car to offer a rear spoiler? OR, as some would say the '66/'67 Charger was with its very rare dealer available spoiler for NASCAR? Your thoughts...

The Dodge Charger was the first production car to offer a rear spoiler in my opinion, even though the spoiler was tiny and not all that visible.  I believe the '67 Shelby Mustang was second and Camaro was third.
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« Reply #41 on: January 09, 2021, 06:00:39 PM »
Here are two more pictures showing the rear spoiler on the prototype/press Z28.  They also came from gettyimages.com
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Re: Spoiler availability
« Reply #42 on: January 10, 2021, 01:18:33 PM »
an early use of the rear spoiler was the 1966 Yenko Stinger fiberglass rear deck lid

not a normal production car but is recognized by FIA and SCCA as a two seat sports car manufactured by Yenko Sports Car Inc .  Jerry Thompson was the 1967 SCCA D/P Champion in a Stinger

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« Reply #43 on: January 10, 2021, 02:46:37 PM »
Thanks, Joe.  That was an oversight on my part but yes that was a limited production car.
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« Reply #44 on: January 10, 2021, 05:21:33 PM »
Boys,
The Shelby Daytona Coupe used one in 1964. However, I believe we are 'stretching' it here. The Cobra and Corvair Stinger were race cars, not production cars.
Here is a picture for a reference.
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