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Old 08-20-2017, 02:43 PM   #202 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post
You know you're an ecomodder ... EDIT: next level ecomodder ... when...
HA! I'm a ways away from that level... I need to boat tail this beast at minimum. But, I will say that I have never needed the squirters. I haven't had wipers on this car at all in over the year I've owned it. So, why not reduce a teeny tiny bit of drag and weight?

Anywho, got off my lazy bum and decided to get some pics posted up on the latest progress.

Here's a quick and dirty cover I made for the passenger mirror:

I removed the headliner and found some nice GPS tracking going on... kinda freaked me out, but I looked it up and its an old lo-jack system. So I can put my tin foil hat away now:

Here's the roof covers (plastidip with expanding foam or layers of aluminum duct tape under it):

Not a real detailed pic, but here is the hood's old squirter hole filled the same way:

Built a tiny drivers side mirror. Sucks because I took the time to build a nice little "aero" cover for it with XPS, sanded it all smooth. Then, sprayed it with plasti-dip, which melted it! Was a mess. So, it's not pretty... its duct tape and plasti-dip and hot glue and... love? lol. It works for now, I'll revisit it another day:

Finally, another new version of the front lower grill cover. This time, it has a removable door for the passenger side, because the radiator doesn't get much, if any, air from this opening. I'll remove it if I decide to run AC (which is very rare). I left a future option for doors or maybe adjustable flaps or whatever on the drivers side. Will definitely block 100% in winter (as most of my drives won't even warm up the engine with my low mileage daily). The ends are double-sided taped on, so as most mods, everything is removable and won't leave any damage. Oh, and the green inside didn't look right, so plastidip sprayed in all openings to keep it "black":

From here, I STILL need the right tires. I need to finish rear belly pan, some smart grill blocking (manual or electronic from the cab, or full automation!) and I would like to play with either an easy-to-remove or even collapsible boat tail. Lots of big dreams here...
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