1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler/Spoiler II Reproduction Spoiler
Reproduction Spoilers are now available!
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One of the big problems for enthusiasts wanting to restore their 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler or Spoiler II has been what to do about that missing or damaged rear spoiler. Some of the cars never had the spoiler installed at the dealership. If the spoiler was installed it has likely been damaged or warped over the many years since. Most owners think they can go out and order up a cheap Mustang spoiler from that time period and be good to go. If you are one of those you know that they aren’t even close to a fit. If you did fill the old holes in your trunk lid everyone knows you have a Mustang spoiler because they are adjustable and the ones on the Cale Yarborough and Dan Gurney cars are fixed non-adjustable.
Faced with this problem myself I began looking for a used one. After a couple of years of not being able to find one I began what turned out to be a long and expensive trip to reproduce an authentic 1969 Mercury Cyclone Spoiler/Spoiler II rear spoiler. That process is now complete and the first batch of pre-orders have been delivered. We are now making them available to anyone who wants one!
We began our quest by locating a busted up original spoiler. It was horribly damaged but not beyond the point of being repaired. It took a long time to take the damaged spoiler apart, reassemble and repair. Once it was in pristine condition it was again sacrificed to become the basis for a mold.
What you are looking at is the inside of a broken spoiler. You can see the original black plastic with the top broken away. Inside you can see the Styrofoam support and the inside of the bottom half of the spoiler. Very fragile piece!
Working with a great fabrication hot rod shop in Dickson Tennessee we were able to make a fiberglass mold for the wing in two parts just like the original. However, the original spoilers were manufactured out of a very thin and brittle black plastic. They consist of two pieces with some Styrofoam support and thin metal bracing for the pedestals. Our reproductions are made of multi layers of fiberglass with wood reinforcement on the inside and metal bracing for the pedestals reinforced with fiberglass. The wing is approximately the same weight as the original but much stronger and straighter.
The first stage was to build the mold and then begin with a prototype. This process took much longer than expected. I don’t know how the factory ever did a complete car!
An original pedestal was used as a mold for to cast the new aluminum (same as the originals) pedestals. These were done in California and only a limited number were produced for this project.
These are the first two pedestals prior to drilling and tapping the monting holes. These were our prototype pedestals.
One of the biggest problems was finding a way to make the gaskets for the pedestals to mount to the trunk lids. We were able to cast our own that provide a very tight fit to the spoiler pedestals. Most of the OEM spoilers I see mounted on trunk lids today have no gaskets or have ill fitting Mustang gaskets. They work but don’t fit well at all.
Here is a graphic prepared by Don Amadio of how the original wings were assembled. We followed the same procedure for the most part but with new and better materials.
This drawing is from Don Amadio who prepared it from his analysis of his broken spoiler. He sent this along with the spoiler for us to build the molds from.
If you set an original down on your work bench next to one of our reproductions I don’t think there is anyone who can tell the difference other than the original one will be warped and wavy while the reproduction will be straight and solid like the originals were (or should have been) when new.