70 Front Spoiler ???

Discussion in 'General Ranchero Help' started by Steve B, Dec 30, 2019.

  1. Steve B

    Steve B In First Gear

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    Any recommendations on a good quality, great deal Front Spoiler for a 70 Ranchero?
    I like the looks, but the pictures of a couple advertised sure look like cheap plastic. Would like to get some advice on quality and durability once mounted. Thanks
     

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  2. TestDummy

    TestDummy In Maximum Overdrive SILVER MEMBER

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  3. Jeff B

    Jeff B In Maximum Overdrive BRONZE MEMBER

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    They look nice, pretty easy to mount and will find dips and pot holes and break. Mine lasted about a year and is off the car to see if it can be saved. My Ranchero is stock ride height with stock sized wheels.
     
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  4. 72GTVA

    72GTVA Administrator Staff Member

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    ^^^X2!

    Keep in mind that the more rigid and well constructed the more damage it will do to the rest of the car when you clip something with it. They are designed to be relatively break away for the reason that you can (and will) catch a speed bump, or parking lot curb, or a steep transition into a driveway and it will break - but better it breaks than you rip the lower valence off the car, distort the lower leading ends and corners of your fenders and the major woe all that causes. FWIW, YMMV, JMHO.

    Written from 'sperience - lost several of them on a 70's Mach 1 - wirty dords abunch.
     
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  5. pronkie1

    pronkie1 In Third Gear

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    Here’s the one that came on our 71
     

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  6. Steve B

    Steve B In First Gear

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    Very nice looking rigs. Thanks for the pics.
    Hard to beat a Rag Top when the weathers nice.
     

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  7. Rods N Restos

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    They are a semi rigid plastic.
    I put one on a friends 70 Torino GT the winter of 2015 and it's still on the car and he even moved from New Jersey to South Florida and had the car transported south.
    I think they look awesome even if it's just a piece of textured black plastic.
    The owner of this car drives the car more frequently now that he lives in Florida and no longer has to store it in garage for the winter months and drives it all year long.
    I'm sure he is careful on speed bumps regardless of chin spoiler but it's still intact where I put it all those years ago.
    Last photo was when I installed it winter of 2015 before I installed the hideaway headlight grille which he bought and had me restore and install.
     

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  8. Steve B

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    Thanks for that info Jeff @ Rods N Restos. I got to look at one of these New Years Day on a Mach 1. It didn't look like the thin black plastic, but it was, and looked great. As you state this owner had installed it a couple years ago and it had held up well. I'm sold on it and going to order one.
     
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