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spoiler nuts
« on: January 24, 2006, 05:34:23 AM »
Hi There

Can anyone give me an answer on the fasteners used on 1968 early design spoliers. My originals were;

1. rearmost; acorn nut 1/4 NC  0.500" tall
2. innermost to car; hex nut 1/4 NC with captive toothed washer  I have a mix 1 pair is 3/4" washer the others 9/16" washer, both are cad dichromate plated.

What of this is correct for 1968?

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Arno

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Re: spoiler nuts
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2006, 10:58:17 PM »
To clarify, I am referring to the rear spoiler.

Arno

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Re: spoiler nuts
« Reply #2 on: February 19, 2009, 09:43:37 PM »
Arno,

Did you ever find out what was corect?  Could post pic of originals or PM me?

Anyone?
Chris P
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Re: spoiler nuts
« Reply #3 on: February 19, 2009, 10:04:45 PM »
Arno,

Did you ever find out what was corect?  Could post pic of originals or PM me?

Anyone?

Chris -

If you go to this CRG thread...  http://www.camaros.org/forum/index.php?topic=954.0

Look at JohnZ's photo (reply #1).  My 02C '68 Z/28 has the same fasteners in the same place as his car.

Here's JohnZ's quote...  "My unmolested original 02D Norwood Z/28 with factory D80 has domed "acorn" nuts across the rear, and hex nuts with integral conical washers across the front."

Paul
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Re: spoiler nuts
« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2009, 10:35:21 PM »
Thanks Paul, was wondering about the size of the washer for the keps nuts.
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Re: spoiler nuts
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2009, 12:09:37 AM »
Thanks Paul, was wondering about the size of the washer for the keps nuts.

Chris, I don't want to remove my keps nuts to measure the washers as I don't want to disturb the factory sealer under them.  I measured them on the car with a compass caliper and came up with 23/32" (width of washer).  Hope this helps...   :)

Paul

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« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2009, 12:14:43 AM »
Thanks Paul, looks like 3/4!
Chris P
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Re: spoiler nuts
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2009, 04:43:48 AM »
Has been discussed quite a bit, and it seems as though the change from the keps/acorns to all keps roughly correlated with the time of the short spoiler phase/run out.

edit: didn't realize this was a 68 discussion.  What I posted is for '69.  :-X
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Re: spoiler nuts
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2009, 04:49:12 AM »
No worries!  Anyone got a good side view pic of a original acorn nut?
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Re: spoiler nuts
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2009, 01:43:24 PM »
One of my pit crew racing buddies, Mike Williams has two survivor '68 Camaros with OEM spoillers, I know they're acorn nuts but I will get him to take photos.  Both of my survivor cars do not have spoilers.

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« Reply #10 on: February 20, 2009, 06:41:56 PM »
One of my pit crew racing buddies, Mike Williams has two survivor '68 Camaros with OEM spoillers, I know they're acorn nuts but I will get him to take photos.  Both of my survivor cars do not have spoilers.

Jerry
Thanks Jerry, just want to be sure I got the correct ones this time.  Hard to see in John's pic's.
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Re: spoiler nuts
« Reply #11 on: February 21, 2009, 09:09:33 PM »
Here are photos of the acorn nut and spoiler stud/nut on my 02D '69.
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« Reply #12 on: February 21, 2009, 09:44:25 PM »
Thanks again John!  That's exactly what I need to see! 
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Re: spoiler nuts
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2009, 01:06:58 AM »
Here are photos of the acorn nut and spoiler stud/nut on my 02D '69.

Yup, those are the same as on my car!

Chris, I don't want to remove my keps nuts to measure the washers as I don't want to disturb the factory sealer under them.  I measured them on the car with a compass caliper and came up with 23/32" (width of washer).

Chris, now you can see what I meant sealer-wise from JohnZ's second photo.     :)

Paul