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Old 04-25-2013, 09:10 AM   #18 (permalink)
brucepick
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Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
... You could totally duct tape coroplast onto those front fenders.

How about wedge-shaped pontoons that are flat on the inside in front and flat on the outside in back? That would pull air away from the body as it is widening, with some indeterminate effect abaft that.

And why aren't those ribs areas either side of the rear tire not all taillight? Like a big ribbed Mercedes one from the 90s?
I also think its a prime candidate for coroplast fairings. My idea is to angle the inner surface away from body in the rear. So when steering, the fairing clears the body. In front a rounded blunt surface would be fine, or maybe even leave the bare tire as OEM.

As for the grooved side panels at rear wheel, I think those side panels are removable for tire changes and access to brakes and rear suspension. Adding lighting would add complexity, cost, and would increase power consumption. Just my guess.
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