Rear spoiler install ??

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  1. DrPepper

    DrPepper Veteran Member

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    On an 81 Z28 rear spoiler, center section on the deck lid. There are 4 studs in the middle of the spoiler that mount to the deck lid. Then there are 2 holes at each end of the spoiler.
    My question is, what goes in those holes?? I don't see any threads in the holes. Are studs supposed to go in these holes? If studs go into these holes, do the threads just bite into the plastic spoiler? If studs really go into these holes, can someone give me a clue as to the size??
    I've looked in several catalogs for spoiler mounting hardware, but I don't see any mention of studs or bolts.
    Thanks in advance for any and all feedback.
     
  2. Zspoiler

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    I would expoxy them as well.
     
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    dave@ztech Veteran Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    They have to be long enough to extend through the trunk lid to accept nuts with rubber gaskets on the inside, should be able to find studs at your local ACE hardware , and the nuts and gaskets as well, just bring the center section with you
     
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    Twisted_Metal Administrator Staff Member Lifetime Gold Member

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    Searching "Spoiler Studs", I found a pic of them.

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    If the holes are stripped in the spoiler...
    You could use a 1/4" bolt, cut off the head and epoxy the cut end into the spoiler holes.
     
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    The spoiler is fiberglass not plastic. While epoxy will work good I have always mixed up a little fiberglass resin with hardener, filled the spoiler holes and inserted the studs in the holes. Never had one come loose.
     

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