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#567581 - June 09th 2012 11:30 pm Independant Airdam
MikeH_Vannin Offline

Registered: April 23rd 2011 10:39 pm
Posts: 32
Loc: Florida
I bought this Front Airdam 79-93 Dodge Full Size Van ( Independent Spoiler) from a couple months back or so. I think this particular piece was intended for a lesser bumper than the optional one I actually have on my van. I had to make a few odds and ends to get it to mount but never altered the airdam itself. I started to do the work to get it on but my tranny decided to take a break halfway through. So thats why the dates from the camera on the pictures are so extended.

I bought a very cheap but impressive TCP Global touch up gun. It works real well. I also bought a quart of matched paint, hardener, etc. The paint stuff cost way more than the gun, fortunately I have most of it left over.

This is the first time I actually used a gun to paint. I did it pretty quick and dirty too. Spray can primer, some touch up, primer again then paint. No color sand on the paint or buffing. The rest of the van's paint is faded so I figured that would be more than good enough.

Here's the pics.

Out of the box.


Temporarily clamped up.

Fog light holes cut.

Fogs temp mounted.

Backside again with some homemade brackets.

Some primer.

Primer on the face.

Some touch up.

In paint but a bit overexposed.

Finally mounted, the foggers are not actually wired up yet though.
1987 Dodge B-250 Ram Van

#567584 - June 10th 2012 12:13 am Re: Independant Airdam [Re: MikeH_Vannin]
draggnastro Offline

Registered: May 09th 2006 12:00 pm
Posts: 4460
Loc: Springfield, Illinois
looks great!
2003 Grand Caravan

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#567632 - June 10th 2012 10:52 am Re: Independant Airdam [Re: draggnastro]
heavy389 Offline

Registered: October 11th 2009 6:32 pm
Posts: 2688
Loc: New Jersey
Lookin Good cheers

79 B-200

#567641 - June 10th 2012 11:56 am Re: Independant Airdam [Re: MikeH_Vannin]
lukester Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: August 19th 2002 12:00 pm
Posts: 9149
Loc: Lake City Florida, United Stat...
Very nice.I also like the grill with the hint of red. cheers

Black Magick: 1985 Dodge B-250
Freedom: 1990 Ford E-150
PROUD member of the Florida Van Council

#567674 - June 10th 2012 4:58 pm Re: Independant Airdam [Re: lukester]
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Registered: June 11th 2010 9:39 am
Posts: 11938
Loc: Burton, Ohio "Cleveland suburb...
Nice job ! smile

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#567680 - June 10th 2012 5:17 pm Re: Independant Airdam [Re: MikeH_Vannin]
Reed Offline
carpal tunnel

Registered: August 27th 2001 12:00 pm
Posts: 8373
Loc: Fircrest, WA
Nice work! I am about to do this exact project on my Ford. I even got the same type of air dam from trucknvans.
Windows- they're what make a van worth owning!

#567685 - June 10th 2012 5:48 pm Re: Independant Airdam [Re: MikeH_Vannin]
Mutt Offline

Registered: July 19th 2011 7:43 pm
Posts: 1684
Loc: Hell Town, Va
That looks great!

Good eye Lukester on the red trim... Hmmmm

1988 Dodge B250 "Bloody Mary"

Shenandoah Valley Vans
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#567835 - June 11th 2012 11:56 am Re: Independant Airdam [Re: MikeH_Vannin]
MikeH_Vannin Offline

Registered: April 23rd 2011 10:39 pm
Posts: 32
Loc: Florida
Thanks everyone. I like the grill too Lukester. My factory chromed plastic one was falling apart so I bought a cheap silver painted version, painted it black and then laboriously applied vinyl pin striping. Plan to do the same to the tail light bezels eventually.
1987 Dodge B-250 Ram Van

#568566 - June 14th 2012 7:03 pm Re: Independant Airdam [Re: MikeH_Vannin]
relaxedvanner Offline

Registered: December 17th 2003 12:00 pm
Posts: 1819
Loc: Calgary Alberta. Canada
Looks good. The independant front spoiler on my '91 is a 3 piece. That one of yours looks much better.
Shanning P.
Alberta, Canada

1991 Dodge Ram 250
Member of Vandits VC. Calgary
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