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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 (see Spoiler (automotive).

Contents

Overview

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.

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Modern air dam with brake ductwork
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Alfa Fiberglass in Victoria
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スポイラー

Chin Spoiler

Classic old-school air dam "chin spoiler"
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Classic "chin spoiler" with brake ducts
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Materials

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

Charade
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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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Tomei

TS Cup style
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Mira

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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USA version
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Australia Mira XX version
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S63 Mira bumper with integrated air spoiler
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Barina

1985-1988 Holden Barina (Suzuki Cultus variation)
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On 120Y
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Golf

Shallow splitter
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Deep dam
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How to install GOLF 2-Piece Chin Spoiler on 1200.
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South Africa

AutoStyle?
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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:

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1200 Coupe Factory Fiberglass Parts
* 98101-H3076 FACTORY FRONT SPOILER W/DUCTS


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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