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Offline c9zx

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1969 Eliminator rear spoiler
« on: March 27, 2019, 03:37:12 pm »
I've heard many say the 69 Boss Mustang spoiler was plastic and sagged in the middle over time. My 69 Eliminator spoiler seems to be fiberglass as I remember making a small repair with fiberglass resin at a seam back in 1983 or so. I know the stand spacing is different. Maybe Mercury had a "Better Idea" on the spoiler like they did on the exhaust. Any information is appreciated. Chuck
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Re: 1969 Eliminator rear spoiler
« Reply #1 on: March 28, 2019, 05:53:09 am »
I have both 69 spoilers and other than the spacing of the stands they are made the same way. Maybe the closer together stands help the cougar spoiler sag less the mustang, but I have seen sagging cougar spoilers.
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Re: 1969 Eliminator rear spoiler
« Reply #2 on: March 28, 2019, 09:25:35 am »
Thanks for the reply Mike. Mine doesn't sag but it is rather friendly, lots of waves. Chuck
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Re: 1969 Eliminator rear spoiler
« Reply #3 on: March 28, 2019, 09:53:31 pm »
... but it is rather friendly, lots of waves.

LOL!  That's a good one :-)
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Re: 1969 Eliminator rear spoiler
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 02:13:37 pm »
Hi Chuck,

69 Cougar Eliminator and 69 Boss Mustang rear spoilers both used wings that were molded from hollow plastic.  Cougar spoiler having a 31" pedestal span.  Mustang spoiler having a 36" pedestal span.
Both rear spoiler assy's used the same 2-piece, die cast pedestal sub assy's that are riveted to the plastic wing.  Thin steel reinforcement plates were used inside of the wing for the pop rivets to grab hold off during OEM assy.

I have taken (2) of the 69 Eliminator rear spoilers apart for restoration.  Instead of steel, I substituted 16 gage aluminum for making new inner reinforcement plates.  No rust issues with aluminum, and IMHO, just as strong for the application.  69 Eliminator rear spoiler photos:  https://photos.google.com/album/AF1QipOYI8sZLOWdJcaE6aIjS9Svq_-iUPzp9Df5lBE
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Re: 1969 Eliminator rear spoiler
« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2019, 07:15:48 pm »
Correct 69 Eliminator spoilers are plastic i have 2 and had numerous other prior.

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Re: 1969 Eliminator rear spoiler
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2019, 02:11:44 pm »
Thanks for all the input on this subject, plastic it is. Chuck
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