Added a gurney lip

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  1. vxr500

    vxr500 Junior Member

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    I have an eBay special gt500 spoiler on my 2010 GT that I decided to add a gurney lip/flap to. It’s a factory flap, but the spoiler had no attachment points. So I ground down the dowels and used heavy duty 3M automotive tape to attach it. Not sure if it’ll hold under pressure-guess I’ll find out!

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  2. bujeezus

    bujeezus forum member

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    I kinda dig it.
     
  3. nawagner

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    As long as you used the automotive 3M it should be good. If it does come lose, when you reapply get some adhesive promoter to apply before the tape.

    I like it!
     
  4. 1950StangJump$

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    I like it, also.
     
  5. 1 Alibi 2

    1 Alibi 2 If not today, when ??????

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    Had an 11 with no Gurney Flap.
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    My 14 does have the Gurney Flap.
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  6. Olerodder

    Olerodder Junior Member

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    The OE is held on with 3M tape, and it held up to quite a few 1xxmph corner carving. old Mustang2.jpg
     
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  7. kerrynzl

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    If you want to up the game in Adhesives use a Bostik product called "Simson ISR 70-03" or "Bostik ISR 70-03"
    It is a single pack that comes in a cartridge tube .............and Cheap.[$10-$15]

    I've used this to glue Aluminium Diamond Plate deck onto a steel trailer AND also the fenders and fender backs [I stand on them]
    Ideally it needs approx. .030" of clearance between the 2 pieces .
    So I used dabs of 2 sided tape every 12" to maintain clearance while the glue cures.
    The glue is used to hold the bumper cover and turn signals on the front my race car [it sees 160 mph]

    I tested it on 2 pieces of steel offcuts that were powder coated. After I left it to cure, I crowbarred the pieces apart.
    The glue literally ripped the powder coating off the parent material [the glue itself held on]
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  8. Vorshlag-Fair

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    A Gurney flap on a lay down cosmetic spoiler... wow. This is, in essence, a "spoiler on a spoiler" ;)

    http://allamericanracers.com/the-gurney-flap/ - this explains what this is for, from Dan Gurney himself.

    A wickerbill is meant to be used on a WING ELEMENT to increase downforce (and it adds drag) at low speeds.

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    Some modern wings have these where they are removable, and you take them out at higher speed tracks. This was on a 72" wide x 14" AJ Hartman aero carbon wing on the back of a '69 Camaro tube frame race car we built.

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    In case anyone cared. Since this is in "General" it is a high probability this is just for "Scene points".

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    If you care about aerodynamics one tiny little bit, the corner carves sub-forum here has a lot of good info in it. ;)

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    Cheers,
     
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