Author Topic: 1977 ta lower spoiler to valance bracket  (Read 356 times)

csteck

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1977 ta lower spoiler to valance bracket
« on: February 07, 2021, 09:16:25 AM »
so I am starting to assemble the wheel flare and lower spoiler. apparently there are two brackets that I need but I cant figure out where they or how they connect. I was hoping that someone here might be able to direct me.... here are the brackets.....thanks

https://i.ibb.co/TP3RD5k/1976-1978-pontiac-firebird-valance-to-spoiler-brackets.jpg


csteck

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Re: 1977 ta lower spoiler to valance bracket
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2021, 09:58:21 AM »
well it just took a little more searching on the old interweb and I found what I was looking for.....thanks


https://i.ibb.co/g7pXz0d/1977-pontiac-trans-am-spoiler-fit-1.jpg

TammyTA

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Re: 1977 ta lower spoiler to valance bracket
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2021, 02:21:47 PM »
Mine  were gone when I got the car... Wonder how hard it would be to fab one up?  Is it metal?  Seems I've read they are plastic or fiberglass.. 


csteck

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Re: 1977 ta lower spoiler to valance bracket
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2021, 06:31:05 PM »
I actually ordered one from the parts place on ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/1976-78-Pontiac-Trans-Am-OEM-Spoiler-Connectors-Set-/270453772291 its made of fiberglass but it does not look like it would be to hard to fab one from metal.


Wallington

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Re: 1977 ta lower spoiler to valance bracket
« Reply #5 on: February 10, 2021, 06:34:08 PM »
Possibly, but no need when you can source them off the shelf locally.

TonysTA

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Re: 1977 ta lower spoiler to valance bracket
« Reply #6 on: March 21, 2021, 04:36:47 AM »
Question for the group on the gap between the lower spoiler and the fender spoiler in the picture above. I have seen them super tight almost abutting and I have seen them like the above - 1/4 inch or more gap.

What is correct? I ask because I fitted mine yesterday and it was aftermarket (Danko) and was a terrible fit. I ended up having to cut the lower spoiler to get a decent fit and the gap was a little larger then I wanted. Curious about other peoples experience.

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aussieta

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Re: 1977 ta lower spoiler to valance bracket
« Reply #7 on: March 21, 2021, 03:00:01 PM »
from what i have found on second gen front sheet metal and spoilers
everything is a compromise to get the best fit you can
chuck in anything aftermarket and it gets even harder
1978 Y84 W72 WS6
A Camaro looks like it could kick your ass.
A Trans Am looks like it's coming over to do it

Wallington

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Re: 1977 ta lower spoiler to valance bracket
« Reply #8 on: March 22, 2021, 04:51:43 AM »
What is correct? The photos at top of page are a brand new 77 SE, that is correct. But you can always improve on correct. Note that the decals were added to the spoiler parts off the car, so they don't perfectly line up, nor have the parts been adjusted for best fit, simply installed. Most wouldn't be at all happy with that quality.


 

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