The Ford Torino Page Homepage
Forum Home Forum Home > Model Specific Forum > 1972-1976 Ford and Mercury
  New Posts New Posts RSS Feed - Rear Spoiler
  FAQ FAQ  Forum Search   Events   Register Register  Login Login

Topic ClosedRear Spoiler

 Post Reply Post Reply
Author
Message
guilf1 View Drop Down
Member
Member


Joined: 05-February-2004
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 75
Direct Link To This Post Topic: Rear Spoiler
    Posted: 11-December-2007 at 5:15AM
I'm toying with the idea of putting a rear spoiler on my 72 GTS sportsroof. I've seen pics of a couple and thought it looked nice.
 
Any idea what spoiler fits best? I thought I read once that someone used a 69 Mustang spoiler. Any ideas?
 
Thanks
1972 Gran Torino Sport / Q Code Sportsroof / 4 Speed
1972 Mercury Marquis Brougham Coupe
1966 Cadillac DeVille Convertible
1966 Cadillac Calais Sedan
1946 Willys CJ2A
Back to Top
Psquare75 View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Member of the Stroker Club

Joined: 26-November-2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 4675
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 11-December-2007 at 8:48AM
I've got one I was working on that I'd be happy to sell. It's a modified spoiler from a mid 70s Duster.
Paul
77 XR7 460/C6/3.00:1 *SOLD*
78 XR7 523/C6/3.5:1
79 F100 460/TKO500/3.25:1
'I also have some left over potatoes-I understand you can generate electricity from them'- Foote500
Back to Top
GranTorinoMan View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 14-August-2005
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1124
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-December-2007 at 4:43AM

If your trying to save money, here's a Mopar Daytona Spoiler.                    

 
Mopar guys always get the good stuff!
 
The Cougar Eliminator Spoiler was one of best looking ones Ford made in my opinion.
 


Edited by GranTorinoMan - 12-December-2007 at 5:05AM
Back to Top
Eliteman76 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20-March-2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 4252
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-December-2007 at 1:06PM

OK, THAT WAS AWSOME.

I honestly didn't expect that one...LOL...I figured, what, a 4' tall spoiler?
I have seen the cougar/mustang spoiler, it doesn't not look right out back on a torino, IMHO.
I have a pair of trunklind spoilers of a late 80's GLS tempo, due to them being narrower, I was going to measure, saw a section off each and fiberglass back together for a very simple, low profile spoiler, but go figure I can't bring myself to hack a bunch of holes on my rust free decklid.
I have sat and tried to space the thing, and as far as I am concerned, on a 72-76 turnk, you need to line the thing up roughly right about the trunk lock area, or slightly covering the top with a portion removed for key access.
Then again, I still am debating my chin spoiler.
 
Just my 2 cents.
Andy
Andrew
Back to Top
Psquare75 View Drop Down
Admin Group
Admin Group
Avatar
Member of the Stroker Club

Joined: 26-November-2005
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 4675
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 12-December-2007 at 4:31PM
I should dig out my duster spoiler. I had to cover half the lock as you mentioned.
 
 
 
Paul
77 XR7 460/C6/3.00:1 *SOLD*
78 XR7 523/C6/3.5:1
79 F100 460/TKO500/3.25:1
'I also have some left over potatoes-I understand you can generate electricity from them'- Foote500
Back to Top
GranTorinoMan View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 14-August-2005
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 1124
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-December-2007 at 6:05AM

I always thought the Rear Spoilers on the Pontiac & Buick cars of that era would have looked good on the 72-76 Torino.

The rear body styles are close in design and the spoiler doesn't cover the trunk emblem.
 
 
 
This is the best rear "Spoil Her" to have.
 
  
 


Edited by GranTorinoMan - 13-December-2007 at 6:10AM
Back to Top
JimW View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 09-December-2003
Status: Offline
Points: 850
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13-December-2007 at 10:32AM
Funny to see that mentioned, I actually had a friend in High School draw my car with the 1970 Judge rear wing because I liked it so much and the body lines were so similar..  Wish I still had that drawing but glad I didn't do it now. 
 
:-)
 
Jim 
1976 S&H Gran Torino

460/C6/4.33 13.05@105.6

545/C6/3.56 11.52@117.8

More to come!!!!

463rwhp/495rwtq

two tons of fun

see it and hear it at:

www.torinocobra.com

www.st
Back to Top
Regul8r View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
Moderator

Joined: 26-December-2007
Location: Junction Ci, KS
Status: Offline
Points: 5498
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30-December-2007 at 2:12PM
Eliteman76.
 
I saw the pics of your car a couple days ago and was wondering...
WHERE DID THAT CHIN SPOILER COME FROM!!!???
 
I LOVE THAT THING!!
Depending on the car's ride height and rake.
 
I loved the look of the old NASCAR Torinos. THOSE WERE AWESOME!!!
 
Carl Corey (Moderator/Event Coordinator) Contact ANYTIME!
1976 Ford Elite "Lola Mae"
3 Formalroofs (2x72, 1x73), 72 GTS
90 T-Bird SC, 3.8l SUPERCHARGED
97 Suzuki Intruder 1400
US Army Retired
Back to Top
Eliteman76 View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 20-March-2006
Location: United States
Status: Offline
Points: 4252
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-January-2008 at 6:20AM
That front spoiler is actually a bumper filler panel off a 1974-1976 Ford Elite; I had one laying around, and was working on my '72  and happen to go "what if?" and set the things on jack stands, and the thing actually lines up like it was almost meant for it oddly enough.  I sort of want to do a more simple Nascar style chin spoiler, but I actually saw a piece on a 71 Z28 that I think might work. Don't know yet though.
I got another one to use for a bottom panel, and still need to work on the fabrication of boxing it in.  I also have the issue of trying to figure out where to mount up my set of driving lights. 
Andrew
Back to Top
Regul8r View Drop Down
Moderator Group
Moderator Group
Avatar
Moderator

Joined: 26-December-2007
Location: Junction Ci, KS
Status: Offline
Points: 5498
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01-January-2008 at 1:53PM
On my 1980 Mustang I put on a chin spoiler.
 
In the same way you did saying... "WHAT IF?"
 
Turns out the thin black plastic "chin Spoiler" from you common everyday older style/year S-10 bolts DIRECTLY on with a fe fender nuts and holes drilled in the plastic bumper cover of the 1980 mustang.
 
IT LOOKED STOCK!!
 
I thought yours looked like the lower panel flipped upside down.
I LOVE IT!!! When I do mine I will be looking into this.
Possibly cut it half and add a small lip on the bottom, like the current NASCAR lower "SPLITTER". This should get me the ground clearance I may need.
 
Carl Corey (Moderator/Event Coordinator) Contact ANYTIME!
1976 Ford Elite "Lola Mae"
3 Formalroofs (2x72, 1x73), 72 GTS
90 T-Bird SC, 3.8l SUPERCHARGED
97 Suzuki Intruder 1400
US Army Retired
Back to Top
MarkGubinski View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 17-March-2004
Location: Canada
Status: Offline
Points: 416
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 06-January-2008 at 10:34AM
Here's my rear spoiler that I had made. I found the rear end would move around over 125mph & this took care of that. Some people like it some don't. It's functional, that's all I care about. Sorry I don't have any good clear pics of it. It has the Ford oval script etched in the side slats.
 

By markgubinski at 2008-01-06
72 Gran Torino Sport 514
10.33 @134 @3600lbs.
2 Time Milan Dragway Track Champion.
2012 IHRA Div. 5 No-Box Champion.
86 career wins.





Back to Top
JimW View Drop Down
Senior Member
Senior Member
Avatar

Joined: 09-December-2003
Status: Offline
Points: 850
Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09-January-2008 at 2:32AM
Very nice fab work! 
 
Jim
1976 S&H Gran Torino

460/C6/4.33 13.05@105.6

545/C6/3.56 11.52@117.8

More to come!!!!

463rwhp/495rwtq

two tons of fun

see it and hear it at:

www.torinocobra.com

www.st
Back to Top
 Post Reply Post Reply
  Share Topic   

Forum Jump Forum Permissions View Drop Down



This page was generated in 0.125 seconds.