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Old 07-11-2008, 11:49 PM   #101 (permalink)
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I'd like to see someone do that to a Civic VX Hatchback, and Wala!, you'd have a 3rd Gen CRX!

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Old 07-12-2008, 02:49 AM   #102 (permalink)
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A del sol with a Kammback would look sweet!!
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Old 07-12-2008, 03:10 AM   #104 (permalink)
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I figure the total cost of the Kammback will come in around $100. Most of that will be resin & glass cloth. (I also didn't try very hard to find a cheap source for it - just picked it up at Canadian Tire.)
When I read this I thought of an accidental discovery I had with fiberglass (blanket) insulation. I was working putting a hood scoop on a non ecomodded car and needed some filler. I saw some pink fiberglass insulation laying about my dads shop, and well you know...I grabbed a wad of it and soaked it with resin. You can form nearly any shape this way. Probably could smash it down and use it the same as cloth.

I bet if you went by a new house there might be some scrap insulation they would be glad to get rid of.
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I don't know for sure, but I'd guess those upward kicks are likely there to reduce rear lift, or to compensate for a less than optimal backlight angle (too steep, as is my guess on the Opel). The addition of a spoiler as we know changes the "effective" rear angle.

Rear lift isn't an issue for me because I don't drive anywhere near fast enough for it to be a problem.
I was in Europe in '97.Driving south from Frankfurt,I got to see first hand, for the first time,the concept of driving at unlimited speed.I was in a rented Mitsubishi doing 124-mph ( 200 km/h ),and the big 6-series BMWs / Mercedes,and Porsches were blowing by like I was standing still.I don't know how fast the Opel will go,but it's certain that a little extra downforce would'nt be unwelcome at the speeds they can legally drive.
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Ahhhhhhhh ,there's nothing quite like the smell of polyester resin in the morning! Looking great,and for me,scoring way low on the weirdometer.Is there any truth to the rumor that the price of cardboard,aluminum foil,and duct-tape are expected to make a big leap?
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Now we have an excuse to do a receiver hitch/tadpole, teardrop trailer to pull the bike around in.Sorry,I probably am possessed.If you pull the front wheel off the bike,could you cheat it under the new lid?
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When I read this I thought of an accidental discovery I had with fiberglass (blanket) insulation. I was working putting a hood scoop on a non ecomodded car and needed some filler. I saw some pink fiberglass insulation laying about my dads shop, and well you know...I grabbed a wad of it and soaked it with resin. You can form nearly any shape this way. Probably could smash it down and use it the same as cloth.

I bet if you went by a new house there might be some scrap insulation they would be glad to get rid of.
A neighbor has used Christmas tree angel hair,bed sheets,and all manor of fabrics with resin.'says if he were building an airplane,he'd sweat the details,but for a car,he figures fiber is fiber.
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Looking at how big this thing is getting. I'm starting to wonder if fiberglass was the right way to do it. Wouldn't plexiglass be cheaper, keep visibility, and easier to work with? It wouldn't even be that much for 'far out looks'.

I could be wrong. It still looks like you're doing a really pro job and I can't wait to see the end result.
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How easily can this "permanent" Kammback be removed? Whether it is effective or not, it looks like quite the eyesore. Normally I would say go ahead, tack it up, it's just a metro. But the Blackfly looks like quite the time capsule. The paint looks like new, and reading it's description, it seems like practically new mileage wise. It would be a shame to put something on the car that could destroy the paint or worse for what? A couple of dollars a month in fuel costs? The amount that some of these rust bucket high mileage cars are selling for, there's no doubt that the Blackfly could be sold for a very high price if the time ever came for that.

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