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Old 12-09-2007, 09:48 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

Even Fancier Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
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I can't answer the legality question - depends on your local/state situation.

Material choice for a partial Kammback is a tough one. I'm going to try making a fiberglass one myself. It'll be light, and perhaps easier to get the desired shape (by making a foam mockup).

Visibility may be an issue. You'll note that Mighty Mira used clear plastic on a metal frame partly for that reason (I'm assuming):



My kardboard kammback mockup blocked the upper 1/3 of the vertical height of the rear window, and I still had a clear view of traffic on a level road behind me in the rear view mirror.

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