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Convert Stock Buick Grand National Spoiler into Something Way Cool! (Rear Wing 1/4)

This project has been on the backburner for a lot of years.
The time has come to make it happen!
(before we paint this Gbody Regal)

We got our inspiration first from several types we have seen in the past.
We like the NASCAR-ish style.
We think it looks awesome on these Regals.
(and why wouldn’t it, since it was used on them NASCAR Buick Regals back in the day)

(but yeah, we know, purists will go “uggg”)
(but we say, “who cares” it’s our car, we’ll do as we want)
(and you have seen the other wild stuff we’ve added onto this Buick Grand National, right? mods done)

So we want to make a raised platform type wing, with a center section that’s lower than the outsides.
(not a LOT taller than the OEM style, but maybe an inch or 2 more raised than stock height)


And while we’re at it, we’re also going to turn it into a “1 piece” type spoiler
(ala “spoolfool” type fiberglass unit).
(cause we think those look very cool on the ass ends of the Turbo Buicks too)

Seems like kind of a big undertaking, but we’ll manage.
By doing it in steps.

Step 1: (this post)
Gather our ideas on what we want to accomplish.
Look at the photos we’ve collected (some shown below).
[more ideas in pics shown in tomorrow’s post]

Think about HOW we’re actually going to make this (design it in our mind).
Order supplies, materials, and the few other things we need to create this new rear spoiler / wing.

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similar to the look we want, but without it having the external mounts like this one has, and not an “add on” to the OEM unit
sort of the shape we seek, but more integrated into the car, no add on braces, and black in color to match and flow with the Buick GN

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STEP 2:
Make the original spoiler into a one piece unit.
Prep it for the next step.

STEP 3:
Convert it with the supplies we bought into the wonderful completed piece we envision.

The next 2 days will show you the complete process we intended to go through to finish this project!

[NOTE: we didn’t actually do any of these steps to create this new rear spoiler, but they are laid out exactly how we intended to do them. we chose to go a totally different route, which you’ll see in a few days!]

These are great ideas for you to use in case you’re thinking about doing something similar to this (that’s why we’re posting them anyways).

During the research stages of this project, we discovered an alternative, so we’re moving in a different direction for the rear wing than we initially wanted to do.
The outcome is very similar to this whole idea however, only much easier to finish!

We’ll show you in the 4th post in this series (“Rear Wing 4/4”) what we ended up doing to the 1987 Buick Grand National, but over the next 2 days will be the steps we were going to do to convert the stock 1987 Buick Grand National rear spoiler into something way more cool than the factory supplied (in our opinion, that is).

Stay tuned!

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