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Old 11-27-2007, 10:31 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
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Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

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90 day: 53.56 mpg (US)

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90 day: 61.98 mpg (US)

Fancy Metro - '14 Mitsubishi Mirage top spec
90 day: 58.72 mpg (US)

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09-08-2006, 08:07 Pm

Spent a couple more hours on the tray this evening. Mostly, I'm just laying on my back looking at stuff under the car, thinking. I'm shockingly slow at this project.

At least I've gotten over my aversion to drilling screw holes.

Anyway, the rear portion is in place. The hard part was coming up with a way to extend & taper the control arm surfaces upward toward the bumper and still allow flex in the tray to move with the suspension.

And it's as if the designers were waiting for me and my coroplast: guess what the angle is from the point between the control arms up to the bottom of the rear bumper...

10 degrees.

Still have to sort out some finishing details. And replace some of the coroplast with aluminum in the areas around the exhaust.

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Spent a couple more hours on the tray this evening. Mostly, I'm just laying on my back looking at stuff under the car, thinking. I'm shockingly slow at this project.

At least I've gotten over my aversion to drilling screw holes.

Anyway, the rear portion is in place. The hard part was coming up with a way to extend & taper the control arm surfaces upward toward the bumper and still allow flex in the tray to move with the suspension.

And it's as if the designers were waiting for me and my coroplast: guess what the angle is from the point between the control arms up to the bottom of the rear bumper...

10 degrees.

Still have to sort out some finishing details. And replace some of the coroplast with aluminum in the areas around the exhaust.
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