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Old 06-17-2014, 12:39 PM   #5 (permalink)
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02 Escape - '02 Ford Escape
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Originally Posted by elhigh View Post
If I ever find myself in that magical confluence of surplus time and surplus money, I would like to make a nice whaleback topper like others here have made. With careful driving I can push 40mpg, I think with a whaleback I could hit 40mpg even with careless driving.
I too would like to some day explore building an aero topper.

My fiberglass canopy comes off during the summer; it is used mostly for keeping things dry during the winter [November 1 to April 1, studded tire season] as well as for weight over the drive wheels. It's not the most aerodynamic canopy as the side windows stick out .5" from the sides. It spends it summers stored in the garage.

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15 Toyota Prius Three with solar roof - rear diffuser
08 Ferd Escape 2wd 4cyl - stock
85 Volvo 245 lowered with IPD springs and Bilsteins

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