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Re: D80 included???
« Reply #30 on: October 01, 2010, 02:44:54 PM »
I notice your bolt drops in from the top & a nut is added.On my 69Z10 the subframe is treaded & the bolt just screws in to the frame to hold the spoiler bracket on?

That's not typical of factory production - they didn't use a self-tapping screw.
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« Reply #31 on: October 01, 2010, 03:46:33 PM »
my 05A 69 z is also a tapped hole. maybe done later on to streamline things. sounds like a new thread!!
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« Reply #32 on: October 01, 2010, 03:52:04 PM »
lets start posting production dates! jacmac, l78steve anybody else?
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« Reply #33 on: October 01, 2010, 11:56:03 PM »
69 Z10 04c The sub frame is threaded for a 5/16 bolt "course"
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« Reply #34 on: October 02, 2010, 05:40:17 PM »
There were NO drilled and tapped holes created anywhere in the assembly plant, and if self-tapping screws had been used in that metal thckness, they would have been FINE thread (5/16"-24). Thousands of spoilers have been added (or replaced), and ALL of the "kits" the vendors sell for attaching them are wrong.
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« Reply #35 on: October 04, 2010, 01:39:41 PM »
Mine has not been replaced. Its a real 04C Z/28,with the original sub frame. This time period included D80. The hole is too small for a 5/16 bolt to slip through and use a nut. A zip screw is a lot faster to install than a bolt,lock washer and nut. Maybe someone realized this since it is only holding a piece of plastic?  ???
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« Reply #36 on: October 07, 2010, 12:22:55 AM »
Mine is 12C and I remember it to be a 5/16 hole, definitely a screw in from the bottom not a bolt and nut situation.

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« Reply #37 on: October 17, 2010, 02:10:01 AM »
when did D-80 become a mandatory option in 69 z-28s ?

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« Reply #38 on: October 17, 2010, 02:25:08 AM »
when did D-80 become a mandatory option in 69 z-28s ?

Spoilers were optional on Z28's up to approximately April 69. They were then included in the Z28 package.

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« Reply #39 on: October 17, 2010, 05:12:50 PM »
Why did they start stamping D-80 in the trim tag in may 69 when other options such as am/fm or engines  such as L-78 weren't ? Plus it wasn't stamped in earlier production cars (04and prior) when it wasn't a mandatory option?-why?.

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« Reply #40 on: October 18, 2010, 02:30:24 PM »
Why did they start stamping D-80 in the trim tag in may 69 when other options such as am/fm or engines  such as L-78 weren't ? Plus it wasn't stamped in earlier production cars (04and prior) when it wasn't a mandatory option?-why?.

Codes stamped on the trim tag were only for Fisher Body information; if an option didn't directly affect how the body was built, painted and trimmed, it wasn't on the trim tag - Chevrolet never looked at it. Incorporation of coding on the trim tag was up to the local Fisher Body plant production control department for their own convenience; that's why trim tag coding was different between Norwood and Van Nuys.
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« Reply #41 on: October 18, 2010, 03:21:03 PM »
My 04C has no D80 on the tag but D80 was mandatory in this time period.
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« Reply #42 on: August 31, 2011, 12:32:50 PM »
I was told years ago that if you bumped a curb with the spoiler that the support rods would do a number on the sheetmetal- bend fender? seemed to make sense to me so I had never installed the rods fearing this. had thought about using nylon bolts that would break away saving the sheet metal- any thoughts on this? I will be driving my car and I'm carefull but you know "stuff" happens
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Re: D80 included???
« Reply #43 on: August 31, 2011, 12:41:55 PM »
Why did they start stamping D-80 in the trim tag in may 69 when other options such as am/fm or engines  such as L-78 weren't ? Plus it wasn't stamped in earlier production cars (04and prior) when it wasn't a mandatory option?-why?.

We theorize it is because of the different deck lid design required by the phasing in of the Firebird Trans Am production at Norwood.
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