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Anybody make their own splitter for the front valance?


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Anyone make a front splitter?  I like the idea of the front spoiler but I don’t like the angle of the stock one.  I’d rather have one that is more parallel to the ground.

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Have you done fiberglass work before?

If so, that pink or blue insulation foam panel you get at HD or Lowe's is really easy to shape and sand. Once you've got the shape you want, seal it and lay up fiberglass cloth or mat. Then remove all the foam from behind it.

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I had a drawing done of my car over the winter, and told him to take some "creative liberties" to make it look a little meaner. And the one thing he did was sketch out a new front splitter that I really like. So I am slowly working on finding someone to create it in real life.  

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On 6/12/2021 at 7:28 PM, Bentworker said:

Cardboard splitter version 1.0

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Is that a CAD model??

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Just a couple of thoughts... I think replacing the lower valance and bolting it to the bottom of the fender would look good. Maybe skinny up the sides in front of the tire. 

Free advice... EXACTLY what it's worth! LOL

What wheels are those? 

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I like Foose's one..  that'd be the only one that would allow me to enter my driveway without touching.

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Horsin’ Around, that looks cool!

I like it a lot but perhaps the crease between the scoop and the valence could be a little higher? Maybe it’s just that the extended (forward and downward) meatiness of the valence makes the bumper look a tad small to my eye. Then again, the valence may seem more retracted once the fender extensions are on. 
 

I really, really like the continuity of the fender flare into the scoop. I think if you drew the vertical cardboard piece back a tad it would be perfect. That said, I know that it’s just a sketch over the mockup and actually making the piece would probably draw that crease up as you make the scoop sweep upward. 
 

Cool idea on the flow from wheel opening to the scoop. Makes my stock scoop look disjointed now!

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A couple ideas from the Australian Falcons.  The XC Cobra has a heavier front bumper with more of an airdam that sort of blends into the wheel opening. The XBoss is a full custom design., but is more 71-73 Mustang like with a thinner blade type bumper.

The XBoss is an amazing amount of custom fab...

 

https://www.whichcar.com.au/features/xboss-xb-falcon-build-part-1

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On 6/18/2021 at 12:22 PM, detritusmaximus said:

A couple ideas from the Australian Falcons....

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I really like the design and ram air vents, yet the front end is shorter than our year Mustangs. 

 

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29 minutes ago, MeanMachine said:

I really like the design and ram air vents, yet the front end is shorter than our year Mustangs. 

 

Slightly shorter in the front. The white XC Falcon is about as wide as our 66-69 Fairlanes. They are based on the 66 and later US Falcon/Fairlane structure. The XB Falcon front end looks more like the 71-73 Mustang, the XC's above have a flatter grille/bumper design.

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