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Old 06-14-2017, 09:45 PM   #181 (permalink)
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Has anyone suggested [yet] the whole thing in Camo Green?

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Old 06-15-2017, 10:06 AM   #182 (permalink)
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[QUOTE=Vman455;542890]Drilling holes in the body is a no-no here in the rust belt (I plan on keeping this car for at least the next decade), and after further thought I didn't like the idea of velcro. So, I ended up using plastic rivets--typical automotive body fasteners for things like bumper covers, underbody panels, etc.

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Fastener for the skirts; clamps to the wheel arch lip.





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Old 06-16-2017, 02:48 PM   #183 (permalink)
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That thing is starting to look like a big version of these: :P

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Love it!

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Butterfly skirts.
"Billionaire" skirts.

Based on people calling these "billionaire doors":



I noticed the side skirts: are you aware of any testing on those?
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Old 06-16-2017, 04:11 PM   #185 (permalink)
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Very clean and stealthy! But, now those green fronts gotta go black (ha,ha).
Or some kind of a green circle in the middle of the skirt. May I suggest...



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Actually, I'll need some sort of graphic for the tail--in Chicago this weekend, passersby seemed very interested in the skirts, and I imagine the tail will generate even more attention.

In other news, the tail project has officially begun! This morning I ordered a Torklift Ecohitch, the only hitch available for the Prius that doesn't have a giant bar hanging below the diffuser panel (the crossbar mounts above the panel, leaving only the hitch itself exposed), and a Stowaway cargo carrier frame, on which I'll build the tail out of rigid foam and fiberglass.

Also, I can now confirm that the wheel skirts are good up to at least 80 mph, no flapping or rubbing.

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Although I was upset that the Ecohitch was an extra $100 over the conventional type, there really is no other competition for these "stealth" hitches, so I bought one.

I'd be very interested in a coastdown ABA test of your mods. Something that quantifies the gains.
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Awesome job on those wheel skirts! Any idea on how much they're helping? What's holding the rear edge to the bumper?
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I know the thought of paying for, or rehosting the pics is not a pleasant one, but all the photobucket links are dead right now. I know this thread has been valuable to me and I'd paypal you a few bucks to get them fixed, and I'm sure some of the other dudes would too...

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