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Old 03-11-2009, 08:07 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Location: Oconomowoc, WI, USA
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Electric Cycle - '81 Kawasaki KZ440
90 day: 334.6 mpg (US)

S10 - '95 Chevy S10
90 day: 30.48 mpg (US)

Electro-Metro - '96 Ben Nelson's "Electro-Metro"
90 day: 129.81 mpg (US)

The Wife's Car - Plug-in Prius - '04 Toyota Prius
90 day: 78.16 mpg (US)
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I drove to and from work today (about 50 miles round trip) with the coroplast covered beauty ring on.

It didn't go flying off, I didn't feel the truck shaking or anything, heck, I didn't even get any weird looks.

I guess that means it's a success as far as a no-cost mockup goes. Maybe this weekend I can find that last piece of aluminum and see if there is enough for a full set of four covers.

Anyone have a good suggestion for how to cut aluminum in a perfect circle? It's too thick for tinsnips. More in the range of lightweight jigsaw.

Hmmm. Maybe I can get access to that plasma cutter again. Set the trim ring right on the aluminum and plasma cut it out!

I am starting to appreciate friends with tools!!!
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