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Old 03-19-2013, 03:23 PM   #10 (permalink)
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The ghetto wasn't built in a day...

The flow will re-attach if you respect the proper shape (ie. not too "fast" or steep a curve/angle from where you've made the "step").


I've been playing with this a bit more:

- Making it up as I go along, I've pieced together a very ghetto wooden 1x2 frame to which both the outer skin and 6 securing straps will attach, and which provides the "contact patches" with the car: carpeted pads that press against non-painted surfaces (or normally hidden, painted surfaces):

(... actual frame is much more ghetto looking than diagram ... but includes more triangulation for strength, not shown)

- Also revising on the fly, I'm no longer going to use external straps over top of the hatchback. Instead, I'm routing the straps from the frame, to the beefy hatchback gas strut mounts inside the car on the "C" pillars.

I'll snap some pics this evening to show how that will work.

Quick 'n' dirty? So much for this being a "quick" project!

I originally envisioned slapping this together in a couple of hours so it could save me a few drops of fuel on a pair of recent highway trips. Instead I've probably got about 5 or 6 hours in it, and the skin isn't even on yet!

It's still "dirty" though.
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