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Old 06-16-2008, 12:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by jim-frank View Post
The angle of the rear window is about 40 degrees down from horizontal, which is pretty bad. I've been wondering about a trailing 'hood' sort of thing attached at the top of the window, which would taper down at a more gentle angle, maybe 15 degrees or so
I've been waiting for someone with a "3 box" car to try this, and yours sounds like a perfect candidate. You should simply mimic at the trailing edge of your roof/sides of the greenhouse what andrewj and I did on our hatchback cars:

See Post #78 in this thread:

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