Lower front spoiler/splitter

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Monkeysox
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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by Monkeysox » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:24 pm

That is interesting, the side bits on mine are identical and fully painted as if they were part of the spoiler kit, certainly no sign of ever being damaged

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dcwalker
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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by dcwalker » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:26 pm

Monkeysox wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:24 pm
That is interesting, the side bits on mine are identical and fully painted as if they were part of the spoiler kit, certainly no sign of ever being damaged
Maybe a previous owner decided to tidy them up? I can assure you the genuine spoiler is a one piece, wrap around affair....

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration 331 (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 1995 440 ES)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by Monkeysox » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:31 pm

That does sound likely, I am finding quite a few things on the car that have been made to look intended but are not quite right

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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by Monkeysox » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:35 pm

If I reply one more time I can post a picture, see what you all think

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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by jifflemon » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:36 pm

Pop some pictures up, we’ll identify what’s right or wrong

(Or drop me a PM, and I can host up the pics)

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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by Monkeysox » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:45 pm

Sorry peeps, bit of a noob here, tried pm but can't see any options for adding image?

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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by dragonflyjewels » Sun Dec 06, 2020 6:53 pm

hit post reply, then just above the white box theres a row of icons - its the one like a box with the outline of mountains in it 3rd from right
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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by Monkeysox » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:09 pm

Yes, do that and get image tags

Image

Edit: Jiff hosted

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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by jifflemon » Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:34 pm

Yup, the picture needs to be hosted first.

Drop me a PM

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dcwalker
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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by dcwalker » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:21 pm

Monkeysox wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 7:09 pm
Yes, do that and get image tags

Image

Edit: Jiff hosted
Yep, broken end of spoiler, just as explained above.

It doesn't come in sections like some but all one piece, so those bits would need to go to fit a replacement.

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration 331 (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 1995 440 ES)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by Monkeysox » Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:40 pm

That's perfect, thanks all for your help, I really thought they came in sections as both sides are identical, just a bit of a clever cover up job.

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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by dcwalker » Mon Dec 07, 2020 12:30 pm

Monkeysox wrote:
Sun Dec 06, 2020 9:40 pm
That's perfect, thanks all for your help, I really thought they came in sections as both sides are identical, just a bit of a clever cover up job.
You're welcome - you'll always find help on here with any questions... :D

David
Current: 1994 480 GT, 1995 Celebration 331 (plus 2004 C70 Collection & 1995 440 ES)
Previous: Celebration 467 (returned to Martin Mc); Celebration 346 (re-homed with Alan480); Celebration 269 (scrapped abandoned project), Celebration 73 (sold on after 6 years), 1992 ES, 1988 ES - and numerous other non-480 Volvos!

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Re: Lower front spoiler/splitter

Post by Alan 480 » Mon Dec 07, 2020 2:48 pm

just for information the 'captive nuts' inside the front bumper will probably still be 'captive' but will rotate.

makes for an intersting arm bending to get a pair of mole grips on inside and sufficient purchase outside to undo them :wink:
Alan

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