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Old 06-09-2019, 10:48 PM
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Front air deflector (installed)

Hello, my son has a 1985 Trans Am, that he repaint at technical college last year. They put a fiber glass ground effects kit on the car, and ended up wreaking the car, front end. So we are putting the car back to stock , got all the replacement parts except the under part of the front clip or bumper, just don't know, how the front air damp that redirects the air to the radiator, looks like, so we can order or find one. Pictures of the under side of the front , or the air dam pieces, would be appreciated.
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Re: Front air deflector

Here are some pics of the bottom and the front ground effects. I just don't know which air deflector ,I need that the ground effects bolt to.





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Re: Front air deflector

Here's what I ended up buying, Ebay https://www.ebay.com/itm/82-92-Fireb...53.m2749.l2649 and I see Hawkmotorsports has it to https://www.hawksmotorsports.com/fir...efits-cooling/ .I found this item through my Classic Bronco forum, So if your looking for a air deflector for your 3rd gen trans am, this one should work. It attaches to the radiator cross member and to the side deflectors.
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Re: Front air deflector






Well got the front side skirts mock up, now just waiting for the air dam.
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Re: Front air deflector

nice to see you putting it back on the road! can't comment on any of the parts tho
how were those fenders in terms of shape tolerance and what brand if i may ask?
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Re: Front air deflector

You should also replace those 6 nuts and bolts with the correct speed nuts and 7mm head screws

https://www.ebay.com/itm/84-90-Trans...MAAOSw5VFWHvhV
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Re: Front air deflector

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nice to see you putting it back on the road! can't comment on any of the parts tho
how were those fenders in terms of shape tolerance and what brand if i may ask?
My son bought them from Classic Industries, https://www.classicindustries.com/pr.../10081966.html ,they were pretty close on fit , but two fenders holes for the passanger side skirt was off a little, so had to elongate the holes for the bracket to fit.

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Re: Front air deflector

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You should also replace those 6 nuts and bolts with the correct speed nuts and 7mm head screws

https://www.ebay.com/itm/84-90-Trans...MAAOSw5VFWHvhV
Those are temporary, We had to make brackets for each side, so I used aluminum and drill three holes in each bracket and brazed bolts in it .Because his nose piece was damaged so bad on the edge ,we couldn't use speed nuts or 7 mm head screws. Once done, I'll cut the excess of and use a nut that's close to the 7 mm screw heads. Here's pics after his accident, front tire came off at 60 mph. Ground the air dam off , and the hole edge of nose piece.



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Well ,we got the air deflector kit ,nice product made in the USA. Test fitted, all holes line up, side pieces fit nice, comes with all the hardware you need to mount. This kit I bought off Ebay.
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Got the new air deflector installed ,now take everything off for prep and painting.
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Re: Front air deflector (installed)

I'm not a 1000% for sure but I think the clips and 7mm bolts for the 2 side pieces are upside down. At least all my (original) cars are the other way. IIRC..

Looks great! coming along !
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I'm not a 1000% for sure but I think the clips and 7mm bolts for the 2 side pieces are upside down. At least all my (original) cars are the other way. IIRC..

Looks great! coming along !
Your wright, I didn't have instruction and have never worked on this part of the car, plus when we got the car ,the air deflector was missing. I found instruction last night and fixed it today.
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Here's the instructions if anyone needs them and here's pics of it bolted correctly.
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I'm weird sometimes, looks good!!
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