Replacement studs for '80 trunk spoiler?

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  1. drummingrocks

    drummingrocks New Member

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    I'm installing a rear spoiler on my '80 Camaro. I have all of the factory parts, but the spoiler and endcaps are missing some studs. Does anyone know where I can get replacement studs?

    I see where the mounting nuts for the spoiler are reproduced, but the only studs I can find are they ones they reproduce for a '67-69 Camaro. Any chance those would work, or is my only option to find someone who's willing to pull some studs out of a factory '80 spoiler?

    Thanks!
     
  2. badazz81z28

    badazz81z28 Veteran Member

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    Having looked a few years ago, no reproduction studs. Best is to find a trashed spoiler.
     
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    And or make up your own by using thread stock.
     
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    I did what zspoiler did. I don’t remember the bolt sizes anymore but I just bought common long enough bolts and cut the heads off and filed the cut off end to a taper and ran the nuts from the opposite end enough to cut the thread and they are workin perfect.
     
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    GoldenOne7710 Equal Opportunity Offender Lifetime Gold Member

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    If there's an Ace Hardware store in close proximity, I'd take a look at what they have. Mine has one of the best assortments of fastener hardware I've ever seen...including studs of various lengths and sizes.
     
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    I went with a donor spoiler probably not the cheapest route but i got what i wanted.
     
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    Those are 1/4" inch standard threads that go through the trunk lid... Right?

    Couldn't you use that size all-thread rod and put the same size helicoil into the spoiler?
     
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    1/4 in. Bolts, cut the hex head off & don’t make them to short & cut new threads in the spoiler & put glue on threads & your done.
     
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    Buy the 67-69 kit, they are the same except a few are too long, just chop them off and your set. That's what I did anyway.
     
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    Which end is long?
     

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