photos by: the author
Cleaning up the Look of our Grand National, with Spoolfool Productions’ One-Piece Rear Spoiler
It’s certainly been a while since we’ve last heard from our boosted Buick – no, not Sleeper Status, but our long-term ’87 Buick Grand National project. We launched the build last Autumn with a front and rear bumper filler upgrade from our friends at Spoolfool Productions, and followed it up with Kirban Performance’s jumper box – after a long Winter hibernation managed to suck the life from our battery.
Now it’s back, with plenty of upgrades coming from GBody Parts, Precision Turbo and Engine, Jet Hot, Kirban Performance, Full Throttle Speed and even Pypes Exhaust. But first, we’re going to add Spoolfool’s latest cosmetic piece to the recipe, his one-piece rear spoiler.
Recently, our buddy Mike Barnard (aka Spoolfool), released his version of the rear spoiler originally found on the ’82 and ’84-87 Buick Grand National and GNX. When these cars left the factory in the eighties, the rear-mounted spoiler came in three pieces; the center section attached to the trunk lid, and two end caps – one on each side – mounted atop of the quarter panel.
The result was a spoiler that looked great, from a distance, but managed to irk many owners with the lines that made them three separate pieces. Actually, Spoolfool has done two things; first, he’s replicated the OEM unit with a high-quality fiberglass replacement and second, he’s taken it a step further by also offering a smoother, cleaner, one-piece replacement piece to fit all ’81-87 Buick Regals. We decided to order the latter.
So what we’ve done, was ring up Mr. Barnard, place our parts request and cover the install step-by-step for our readers at home. Even if you’re the least-bit technically inclined, you’ll be happy to know that the Spoolfool Productions spoiler can be installed in your driveway using simple hand tools (and no instructions) in under an hour. Which is exactly what we’ve done for you in the photos below. However we should note that if your car has a flat trunk lid (i.e., non-GN or GNX model), you’ll have to take some extra time in measuring, drilling holes and mounting this piece.
Rick Seitz is the owner and founder of GMEFI Magazine, and has a true love and passion for all vehicles. When he isn’t tuning, testing, or competing with the brand’s current crop of project vehicles, he’s busy tinkering and planning the next modifications for his own cars.