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Old 10-21-2009, 08:54 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Wonderboy View Post
I think the point is that in this case, it may be much easier to slap something on there permanently to test it and see if the results make it worth the time and effort to make a fancy one that will detach and fit into the hatch. A whole hatch may be pretty cheap too depending on the junkyard. I know there are plenty of that generation hatches in the yards around here.
I've thought that a junkyard hatch would be a good thing. Speaking just of the Kammback: I could integrate it better into one that I didn't mind welding/cutting up/bondo-ing/etc. It could be lighter, plus I could lose the rear glass and enclose with plexi.

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I'll probably skin the boat tail with cardboard for testing before doing anything more complicated. (removable panels, coroplast)

EDIT: but I won't be able to work on this any more until the weekend at the earliest.

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Cd asked me via PM if I knew the car's current Cd. I don't. I went out one day this summer to do the Instructables "measure your Cd" coastdown test, but the numbers I got didn't fit very well in the curve used to figure out Crr and Cd, so I didn't bother finishing it.
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