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Old 05-02-2011, 05:23 PM   #31 (permalink)
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yellow pad 101.3455483727845

tee hee hee

I would randomly grab my yellow pad and quickly write down the numbers, then when I got home I opened excell......

and well the rest is history!!!

But thank you, I try to make it understandable...

Bottom line 1700 miles across 1/2 of the US. From 300 ft to 7000 feet and back down. with an Avg speed of 59+ I achieved 30.4 mpg. And did nothing that was really uotdise of normal conservative, thoughtful driving and a vehichle rated at 22mpg EPA

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:02 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Had forgot to post pic with the little black covers on the nylon bolts. THey are at the auto store where all the licience plate stuff is. They also come in chrome!!!







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Third: Full underbelly pan
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Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938

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Old 07-01-2011, 06:06 PM   #33 (permalink)
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So your driving down the road looking cool with your VERY cool clear skirts...


And some show-off sob drives by with these..........




sometimes......life isn't fair!!!!

honestly, though, these were very cool looking. I think the PT cruiser have some aftermarket skirts also.
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Third: Full underbelly pan
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Old 07-01-2011, 10:20 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Nice project, don't know how you plan to keep them clean, but they look very cool new.

I like that VW posted too.
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Old 07-02-2011, 05:29 PM   #35 (permalink)
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Thanks.
I don't use them around town. Since the come on and off relatively easy.

On the trip to Texas I used the hand wand self service care wash. I sprayed up under them just like any other part of the car. When I sprayed on the 'wax' I also sprayed the inside of the skirt.

When I towel dried the last of the water, I just reached under and wiped.
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Old 07-02-2011, 07:07 PM   #36 (permalink)
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skirts: for laddies (kilts) or lassies (minis)?

lord,

here we go again!!!!
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Third: Full underbelly pan
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Old 09-04-2011, 02:54 AM   #37 (permalink)
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update:
Skirts II will be the new upgrade for the fall season. Look for longer skirt lengths (with polycarb being so flexible, I can put more curve)
Also tint will be in this fall. I really liked how the mercedes looked with the tinted skirt.

Using the same clips except at the rear. The lip is almost 3" deep so the back clip is home made.
I'm running a brace this time. when I would pass big rigs the moveemnt of the air between the vehicles caused the skirts to 'vibrate' up against hte tire


this is a mock-up. I'll use bolts to anchor the piecec together
front


rear:

here is the frabricated rear bracket:


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Third: Full underbelly pan
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Old 09-04-2011, 06:26 AM   #38 (permalink)
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Thanks so much for posting this thread.

I've been planning rear skirts for a while but was gong to leave them flat. Now I understand they definitely need some stiffener at the bottom, very important!
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Nice & stealthy.

I bet most folks never even notice them.

They gotta come off when the snow hits the frozen steppes.
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Thanks BIG Dave!
Not much snow here in Sacramento!!

exactly Brucepick.....

Somethings I have learned since kindergarden......
The polycarb product can REALLY bend and not shatter or weaken. On my first set, I used 1" squaring metal(it comes w/ the 90degree angle), that I hammered on to make about 120degrees. I had one at each end. When I bolted the end of the skirt to the metal the skirt was forced to curve at the end.

Since then I got new tires that are slightly larger in diameter.
Now I REALLY need that curve if I want to drop down all the way to where the body panel states to curve back in.

So I bought a 1.5 inch piece for the front and a 2" for the back.

I probably could have gotten the curve out of the skirt withuot a problem.
BUT
1. a wanted to aviod the 'flapping' at the center that i refered to.
2. with the metal strip, I can get the arch at the ends and keep it flat along the tire.


ps: I found out the arch in the fender, the opening for the tire is a perfect 1/2 circle (I know.....duh) I was able to layout the skirt with a string and a pen.
My first ones were not cut in a perfent curve and looked "homemade". My goal is to have these look more 'factory'.

I am going to paint all the parts the factory silver color.

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First: ScangaugeII
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Second: Grille Block
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...e-10912-2.html

Third: Full underbelly pan
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...q45-11402.html

Fourth: rear skirts and 30.4mpg on trip!
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post247938
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