Saleen Wing Details – We Install the “Double Stack” Wing

By: Bob Goodson
August 22, 2021

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The Bleakley Impressor is becoming a patchwork quilt of colors.  We’ve given this car a name.  Sanford and Son.  It’s because it is becoming apparent that junkyards and spare parts from other vehicles are giving it new life. That, and it also looks the part. 

We thought it would be best to install the wing on the car to keep it safe.  The wing already has some damage from being banged around while being stored.  The damage is mainly along the edge of the base which is not surprising as it is very fragile along the edges.  The fiberglass is thin overall and that just exacerbates the problem with the weakness at the edge.  

After we put the wing on it seemed only fitting to do a video of the different style wings from 87-93 Saleen’s.  It is worth saying that there may be more minor nuances that we’re not aware of in the design of the wing from 87-89.  

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5 Comments

  1. Mario

    Hi, thanks so much for posting your builds. They have been tons of help in helping me complete my saleen tribute car. I’m not sure how the stack wing is placed does the center v notch sit inside of the bottom lx wing or does the lip of the lx wing go between the v notch?

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    • Bob Goodson

      The edge of the wing sits in the V from what it looks like to me. Hopefully that makes sense. I’m not sure what the Cervini’s brand does. What I have is OE Saleen. And thank you for the kind words. Hopefully this info helps you out with your project.

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      • Mario

        It did, thank you very much along with all your videos.

        May I make an request. If you could show how the external egr system is plumbed on saleens that came with saleen/vortech intakes would be amazing, I cant find anything online and I’m sure it would help out other enthusiasts.

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  2. Bill

    Hi Bob, one other minor detail I have noticed between 87-89 fiberglass, versus the 92-93 centrix wing. At least from the 89 sample I had was that top edges of the wing lip, The inside and the outside of the lip was completely rounded. The later 92-93 centrix lip was sharp edges on the inside and out. Not sure if you have run across this, or if this is a one off thing.

    Thanks

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    • Bob Goodson

      I agree. I have noticed the centrex wing is a bit more defined around the edges. Call it sharp or detailed or whatever, they seem to have a more defined edge than the fiberglass. Just the nature of the manufacturing process between them. The centrex is basically a plastic wing. It’s suuuuper light too. Several pounds lighter than the fiberglass unit. That’s one quick way to tell the difference when you pick one up. The other way to tell is that the inside of the fiberglass wing you can see the glass fibers from the mat and the centrex is baby butt smooth.

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