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[Datsun 1200 encyclopedia]

Air dam

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Categories: Fibreglass | Body Modifications

See also: Spoiler

An air dam, "lip", "splitter" or "bar" is an air spoiler at the front of the car, preventing most air from traveling under it.
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See also: Spoiler
(rear spoiler and wings)

Preventing airflow under the car reduces pressure and parasitic drag on the under side. The result is less drag and less lift at the front of the car. Spoiler (automotive)

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Modern air dam with brake ductwork
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Alfa Fiberglass in Victoria
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Chin Spoiler

Classic old-school air dam "chin spoiler"
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Classic "chin spoiler" with brake ducts
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Most air dams are made out of fiberglas. Modern ones are made out of ABS plastic.

aluminum air dam
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Donor Parts

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Stanza donor
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Canberra Car Styling
2/ 168 Gladstone St Fyshwick ACT 2609
phone: (02) 6280 6020

Designed by Bob Hall
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Steven Draheim makes these fibreglass parts for 1200's
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BRE Spook

Spook by BRE was designed by Peter Brock as a derivative of his famous "spook" concept he created for the BRE Datsun roadsters in 1969. The 510 BRE Air Dam design ran on the 1971 and 1972 Trans-Am Championship Datsun 510 racers. buy now

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BRE-style with square brake ducts
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Interpart version
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TS Cup style
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The most popular OEM air dam to fit a Datsun 1200 is a Daihatsu Mira part. The first person who was discovered, has been handed down and privateer group "Red Shimizu's MFP" (MFPのレッド清水さん).

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Mira front bumber: the earlier models 1990-1998 L200/201 series and the Mira TR XX are the sporter version that has a lip and side skirts etc. also i noticed there are a couple of different types, one has a rounder mouth like the pic and also one that is just a straight rectangle mouth.

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Cut where the red line is and go from there, trim another inch or two until your indicators sit flush with the mira indicators slots. If i didn't 14" rims that wide then i wouldn't of had to trim the sides to much which looked better. Keep the grille if you can, mine was already broken so had to cut it out. Mira TR-XX has a better bumper more square and lip kicks out

Daihatsu Mira L200
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L200 XX early

1990 L200 XX JDM - newer XX differs
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Australia Mira XX version
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Cut here
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1985-1988 Holden Barina (Suzuki Cultus variation)
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On 120Y
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Shallow splitter

Deep dam

How to install GOLF 2-Piece Chin Spoiler on 1200.
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New Zealand

Datsun dealer-installed option front spoiler
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South Africa

AutoStyle POST Want body kits for yor 1200
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1400 bar fitted to Coupe:
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Nissan Competition

The 1984 Nissan Competition Catalog listed this factory fibreglas part for Datsun 1200 Coupe:


1200 Coupe Factory Fiberglass Parts

Datsun B210

120fly style
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Datsun B310

Front lip from Datsun B310 slightly modified
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#Tomei TS Cup B310-type
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