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Username Post: Camaro Rear Spoiler        (Topic#327472)
alshoesbundy 
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08-10-15 05:16 PM - Post#2567873    

Can someone tell me what year Camaro that the larger rear spoiler become available? Thinking it was in 1972 but not sure. Thanks



 




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08-11-15 08:55 AM - Post#2568040    
    In response to alshoesbundy

1970 SS and Z-28 I believe.

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08-16-15 04:26 PM - Post#2569197    
    In response to alshoesbundy

I am not certain but I think it did not come out until 71. I worked in a Chevrolet service department from 70-74 and I do not remember seeing them before 71. In 71 I ordered the 71 Z/28 below and was thrilled to get the high spoiler.
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08-17-15 11:43 AM - Post#2569380    
    In response to Jim McCall

My reference was to a friend's brand new 1970 Z-28 RS/SS and it had the large spoilers front and rear. This was approx June 1970, prior to 1971 introduction. I believe that to be accurate.

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Edited by wagonmaster on 08-17-15 11:44 AM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
Jim McCall 
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08-18-15 04:41 PM - Post#2569661    
    In response to wagonmaster

You very well could be right, as I am not certain. I just did not remember them before 71.
Jim


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models916 
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08-21-15 04:56 AM - Post#2570171    
    In response to Jim McCall

Strike at GM caused the 69 Camaro to be produced into the normal 1970 production run. 70-1/2 Camaro changed body style and originally came with low back buckets and a short rear spoiler. 71-73 got the tall rear spoiler and the tall buckets. Could have been a cut off date that saw the tall spoiler and tall seats to appear in the 70-1/2, but I've never seen a factory built one. Lots of guys added the rear spoiler after they bought the car and would get the tall rear.



 
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08-21-15 09:51 AM - Post#2570246    
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  • Jim McCall Said:
In 71 I ordered the 71 Z/28 below and was thrilled to get the high spoiler.



That's an awesome '71, Jim!

I really like the split bumpers on this generation.


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Jim McCall 
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08-29-15 12:27 PM - Post#2571879    
    In response to wagonmaster

Found this on a Camaro forum.
Jim McCall

Coupla things
first---the RPO D80 rear spoiler for 1970 Camaro is the low version-- unless you have either a COPO 9796 car or one of a very few cars built in late spring for racers

second ----COPO 9796 rear spoilers are the 3 piece high spoilers as used on 1971 cars

third ---the COPO 9796 spoiler used the inside Firebird piece with SPECIAL end pieces fabricated to fit the Camaro

fourth ---for 1971 until the supply of low spoilers was used up some 71 cars may have been equipped with 70 spoilers but most were equipped with the new high spoiler when RPO D80 was selected
fifth----using the low profile spoiler actually increases lift at the rear of the vehicle (like 120 pounds) VS. about 280 pounds of down force on the high profile spoiler

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08-29-15 12:44 PM - Post#2571881    
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fifth----using the low profile spoiler actually increases lift at the rear of the vehicle (like 120 pounds) VS. about 280 pounds of down force on the high profile spoiler



I wonder what speed you would have to obtain in order for these numbers to take effect. Seems to me that a strictly street driven vehicle would see no compromise to the normal, everyday, factory handling characteristics when either spoiler was attached. Am I wrong??

Chuck






 
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08-29-15 02:23 PM - Post#2571900    
    In response to 62sedan

Have no idea as I have 410 gears in my Camaro so needless to say I have not reached any high speeds.
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62sedan 
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08-29-15 03:02 PM - Post#2571908    
    In response to Jim McCall

Regardless, Jim..... you have a BEAUTIFUL Camaro!!

Chuck






 
ZZiggy 
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10-09-15 06:29 AM - Post#2581227    
    In response to 62sedan

1970 got the short spoiler on any model if so ordered.
Late 70 the tall spoiler became a COPO order and in 71 it was the only spoiler.

71 Camaro 355 NA
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11-13-15 10:08 AM - Post#2588570    
    In response to ZZiggy

My 71 Camaro has 4.10 gears and it sees 120 mph at the end of the 1/4, I don't know if the short spoiler I have does anything other than look awesome.

71 Camaro 355 NA
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06-30-17 09:23 PM - Post#2698240    
    In response to alshoesbundy

Jim Hall prepared 3 Camaros for the 70 season and did not like the short tail lip, so opted to use the Firebird's higher wing. He called Vince Pigeon and had the COPO added for the Camaro, then became standard on the 71's. Noticed the restored # 1 Camaro is for sale and the only one left. Hope this clears it up.



 
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06-28-18 05:45 PM - Post#2738434    
    In response to wagonmaster

  • wagonmaster Said:
My reference was to a friend's brand new 1970 Z-28 RS/SS and it had the large spoilers front and rear. This was approx June 1970, prior to 1971 introduction. I believe that to be accurate.


There was no such thing as a 1970 Z-28 RS/SS Camaro. The Z-28 (LT1 350) and Super Sport (L34/L78 396) Camaro's were two different models altogether. However, one could get either model with the Rally Sport package.

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Edited by NYH1 on 06-28-18 05:48 PM. Reason for edit: No reason given.

 
wagonmaster 
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07-06-18 08:03 PM - Post#2739236    
    In response to NYH1

"However, one could get either model with the Rally Sport package"

Isn't that the same thing??

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08-05-18 11:30 AM - Post#2742016    
    In response to wagonmaster

  • wagonmaster Said:
"However, one could get either model with the Rally Sport package"

Isn't that the same thing??


How could it be the same thing? Yes, you could get the Rally Sport package on both the Z-28 and SS '70 Camaro's. However, the Z-28 and SS were two completely different cars altogether.

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