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Old 07-23-2008, 10:56 AM   #6 (permalink)
bennelson
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Yep, that's me in that video.

My experiment with the construction plastic wedge from the cab to the bed seemed to indicate that it did improve fuel economy. However, if you simply stretch plastic like that, without an internal framework, it ends up concave. Straight or convex would be better.

Also, the plastic still flops around a bit. A rigid material works better than a flexible one.
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