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Old 11-25-2012, 01:42 AM   #1
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Air Dam/ Cowl/ Spoiler under nose

What is the true name for this part?
Is it 1 or 3 piece?

When I bought my 81' I noticed that I have a lower spoiler on each side under nose, but the center seemed to be missing. After asking around I've gotten a few different answers on both the name and the number of pieces I'm missing. It seems to me to be about a 2.5 ft gap between either side.

Help please, before I spend unneccessary time or money...
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Do you have an AIM for your car? If not I recommend you get one, they are a wealth of information on your car. They contain all manor of illustrations, diagrams and detail drawings on the original assembly of your Corvette.

I would be willing to bet ($ not much ) you could find the information you seek in one.
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Old 11-25-2012, 07:54 AM   #3
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Besides the bumper, there is a 1 piece fiberglass air dam. Below the air dam is a lower spoiler, which is 2 separate pieces, left side/ right side. The top of the air dam bolts to the rad support and the sides of the air dam bolt to each side of the bumper. Each spoiler attaches to the air dam and across to that edge of the bottom of the bumper.

http://www.parts123.com/parts123/yb....Z5Z5Z50000050G
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Based on your description, you may be missing the baffle.


The baffle is urethane like the bumper cover and will have exterior paint on the front of it since it is visible under the nose. Two black rubber spoilers (left and right) attach to the lower edge of it.



The baffle and spoilers aid cooling by directing available air through the radiator.

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Old 11-29-2012, 03:15 AM   #5
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The "snow plow" under my car is made of black rubber. It looks stock, but I can not guarantee it`s the same that came on the car from the factory. My NCRS judging manual also states that it`s supposed to be black rubber. I don`t think anyone remanufactures these out of rubber anymore. But new ones made of fibreglass is readily available.
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The "snow plow" under my car is made of black rubber. It looks stock, but I can not guarantee it`s the same that came on the car from the factory. My NCRS judging manual also states that it`s supposed to be black rubber. I don`t think anyone remanufactures these out of rubber anymore. But new ones made of fibreglass is readily available.
Got pictures?
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Thanks for the info ..... And the link(mike80). Just pulled the interior out. Only body part broke,missing was that cowl.

Gonna order that and get ready for paint after I pull weatherstripping off.
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Old 11-29-2012, 10:11 AM   #8
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@6880 mike ... Thanks for the close up pic. Looks like unless I get a wreck pull off, I'll have to get the aftermarket 1 piece.

Everyone's telling me these parts are some of the first to break in an accident.
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...My NCRS judging manual also states that it`s supposed to be black rubber...
Only the two spoilers, left and right, are black rubber. While not the best pic, you can see both of them in the pic I posted above.

You can also see the area where the baffle was painted body color.

Philly: you need one baffle and one pair of spoilers. Better pic here. You can see the painted front lip of the baffle and the two black rubber spoilers.


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The picture really isn`t that good, but I guess it`s better than nothing. I`m sorry I don`t have any better pictures.
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Install and align your headlights while access is easy before starting on the crash bumper and bumper cover.

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Install and align your headlights while access is easy before starting on the crash bumper and bumper cover.

Haha... thanks, but that picture is almost a year old. This picture is from may last year and shows the now "finished" (for now) car:



We actually installed the bumper first. Installing the headlights was a PITA...
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