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Old 01-09-2010, 06:52 PM   #1
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does anyone know what spoiler wouldve came on a 1970 RS Camaro? im restoring one and we need a spoiler, and i dont know what wouldve come on it. i thik there was a choice between a 3 piece and 1 piece. comments on which you think looks better and help on finding these is appreciated
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Old 01-09-2010, 07:38 PM   #2
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does anyone know what spoiler wouldve came on a 1970 RS Camaro? im restoring one and we need a spoiler, and i dont know what wouldve come on it. i thik there was a choice between a 3 piece and 1 piece. comments on which you think looks better and help on finding these is appreciated
The '70 Camaro did not come standard with a spoiler. It was a option that was a small one piece spoiler designated RPO D80 (price, $32.65). Later in the year, the 9796 COPO system option was available. It was the larger three piece spoiler.

The '70 RS option did not include a spoiler.

Check out this place, you may find what you need.
http://www.ecklerscamaro.com/product...dept%5Fid=1359
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Old 01-10-2010, 02:37 AM   #3
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My 70 was three piece. Check the Camaro history and it should show the spoilers.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:43 AM   #4
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The '70 Camaro did not come standard with a spoiler. It was a option that was a small one piece spoiler designated RPO D80 (price, $32.65). Later in the year, the 9796 COPO system option was available. It was the larger three piece spoiler.

The '70 RS option did not include a spoiler.

Check out this place, you may find what you need.
http://www.ecklerscamaro.com/product...dept%5Fid=1359
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The COPO 9796 3-Piece spoiler was available after April 20th, 1970 as optional equipment. It is the better looking of the two spoilers in my opinion but it would not be "technically correct" if your car was built before that date.

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Old 01-10-2010, 03:58 PM   #5
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Here is the 9796 3-piece on my 72.
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Old 01-10-2010, 09:15 PM   #6
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Here is the 9796 3-piece on my 72.
thats cool. do you have a front view?

Btw is there any way to tell which, if any, spoiler the car had?
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Old 01-10-2010, 10:44 PM   #7
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If you can find the original build sheet, sometimes under the back seat, on top of the gas tank, or even behing one of the kickpanels, no theres no real way to tell. Heres a front shot.
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Old 01-11-2010, 06:47 PM   #8
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what kind of wheels do you have on it? and how much? also, whats the kickpanel? doesnt sound familiar
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Old 01-11-2010, 09:42 PM   #9
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The kick panel is below the dash where the vents are just ahead of the doors. they used to stick the build sheets behind them as they were assembling the car. They are held in place by four phillips head screws and are easy to remove. The wheels are American Racing TorqueThrust II. 17-9.5 front and 17-11Rear. The tires are Sumitomos for now, I plan to replace them with BF Goodrich.
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Old 01-12-2010, 04:20 PM   #10
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thanks. and i wanted torq thrust rims for our camaro but i think they are a little too expensive for now.
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Old 01-12-2010, 05:47 PM   #11
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Nice car Tony!!
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:02 PM   #12
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Hey thanks Tony! Howve you been? Been busy with youre project?
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Old 01-12-2010, 09:07 PM   #13
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Check on E-Bay, Craigs list etc. Sometimes they have sets that people have taken off to either return to stock or have a different style put on. Good luck on your project, sounds like it will be fun!
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Old 01-13-2010, 06:45 AM   #14
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Awesome 72, I have a 71 RS
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Old 01-13-2010, 11:07 AM   #15
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Wow! Great looking 71! What engine are you running? Thats quite a collection! Is it an auto or stick? More pics please!
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Old 09-07-2010, 11:56 PM   #16
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Very cool spoiler. It looks great on the 71.

Is there by any chance you guys would happen to know spoilers for the 1981 Camaro.

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Old 05-13-2015, 11:57 AM   #17
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Hi New to the group and joined because of the COPO spoiler discussion, I know the spoiler options for the 70-73 2nd gen was a 1 or a 3 piece option. I have searched the COPO spoiler and I am not clear what makes this different for a 3 piece spoiler? I it simply the manufacturer? or am i missing something?

I am looking at a 72 RS and it has this spoiler (pic) below the current owner is saying that was the available option??

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Old 05-13-2015, 04:06 PM   #18
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Your best bet is to go to www.nastyz28.com for all your 2nd generation questions. They have the best info on the 70-81 Camaro.

Here is a picture of my 73 RS/Type LT

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Old 05-14-2015, 09:34 AM   #19
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Hi New to the group and joined because of the COPO spoiler discussion, I know the spoiler options for the 70-73 2nd gen was a 1 or a 3 piece option. I have searched the COPO spoiler and I am not clear what makes this different for a 3 piece spoiler? I it simply the manufacturer? or am i missing something?

I am looking at a 72 RS and it has this spoiler (pic) below the current owner is saying that was the available option??

Any help would be appreciated.

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The original spoiler for 1970-1/2 Camaros was the one piece, short height design. This spoiler was standard if you ordered a Camaro that was equipped with a spoiler. This short spoiler was found to actually be creating UP force at high speed which was bad for the SCCA Trans-Am series racers. The solution was to try using the center section from the Pontiac Trans Am spoiler along with special Camaro specific end caps. This new second design when combined with the front spoiler would generate the desired downforce at racing speeds so GM started sending them out for use in the SCCA racing cars. The competitors cried foul as these were not the "production line" spoilers and should not be eligible for Camaros to run them as they were not available in the showroom so GM made them available to Camaro buyers as a "Central Office Production Order" (COPO) special order option. Not to be confused with Regular Production Options (RPO). Bottom line - The 3-piece spoiler was better on the race cars so they no longer needed the short height 1-piece spoiler. The 3-piece became a standard (RPO) spoiler for spoiler equipped Camaros beginning in 1971 and the short height spoiler was gone after 1970-1/2. The build sheet would help confirm which spoiler your car was actually built with. The 1970-1/2 COPO spoiler IS essentially the same 3-piece spoiler also used as an RPO 1971-1981.

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Old 05-14-2015, 10:07 AM   #20
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If you can find the original build sheet, sometimes under the back seat, on top of the gas tank, or even behing one of the kickpanels, no theres no real way to tell. Heres a front shot.
gorgeous. now there is a camaro!
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