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Old 02-11-2011, 07:35 PM   #85 (permalink)
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Phil,

The part that's not intuitive (or at least that makes me cringe every time I see it done wrong) is how to align the template with the roof of the car:

1. Align the ground planes in the images of both the template and the car.
2. Scale the template until its height matches the car's.
3. Slide the template forward or backward to align the "0" on the template with the apex of the car's roof.

Maybe it would be over-engineering, but I'd type these instructions, in small letters, right in to the image of the template.
But isn't the apex or center of camber effected by where the downslope of the overlay touches the rear roofline of the car? :



I have been thinking that this would make a great Ecomodder iPhone app. The user provides a good side view of the car, inputs the ground and the apex of the car, let the app auto-scale the overlay, and then slide the overlay from side-to-side with your fingers.

I doubt there'd be any $ to be made, but it would be good advertising for EM.

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