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Old 05-02-2012, 08:23 PM   #26 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by SwamiSalami View Post
I couldn't agree more, this would improve flow greatly. However, I ran into big problems because of the convex shape of the beetle's rear window. I'm mathematically perplexed.
Originally Posted by Piwoslaw View Post
Spot the differences between the picture above and the one below:

Answer: The sides are angled inward at the same angle that the top is sloped down. The teardrop we are after is a three-dimensional shape, not just 2D.

When you work on the permanent version, try to get rid of the corners, like MetroMPG did:

Bingo !
I'm glad you mentioned this .
Very important to not only round off the edges, but taper the tail in the plan view and not just the side - just as you mentioned here .
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