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electricman 01-23-2009 04:42 PM

2008 Dodge Dakota AeroCap
I have been doing some work this past summer on a newly leased 2008 Dodge Dakota that I traded in my 2005 Optra Wagon to acquire jast January 30th. (2008)

It was picked up for two reasons -

a) - No problem towing my EV to shops, shows, etc. ( Electricfly - )

b) - to do a project on relative to some I have seen - this has resulted in my first project - AeroCap - still in work and can be seen at my blog - Dodge Dakota Aerocap

This is not the finished product - by rather the project is at the stage of fine-tuning the smoothout and fill the surfaces and prepare for Glassing, Painting and polishing as a Plug to make Molds from to make parts from!

The numbers so far -

Truck Spec - Canada - Highway Rating is 9.8 L/100 Km.
My Truck with Aero Cap clamped in place - driving from Downsview to Bracebridge & Return, 350 kms return, cruise control set at 110 Kms, climbing hills and driving in and out of town - actual results = 10.1 L/100 Km, Plus Less Noise in the Cab (Much quieter with AeroCap on, than with it off - nd sound Db Numbers on this yet).

The Drive To BraceBridge from: Dufferin & Wilson Ave. Toronto to: 13-505 Highway 118 West, Bracebridge, ONT. & Return - Google Maps

General Images -

September 4th, 2008 -

November 4th, 2008 -

Big Dave 01-23-2009 08:23 PM

Good looking shape. More, please.

Frank Lee 01-23-2009 08:38 PM

Yes, more. As in, more fuel log data.

Cd 01-23-2009 08:46 PM

Looks good.

There is a fellow that used to post a lot over at the Gassavers forum that had a Dakota aero cap.
He made his out of some sort of clear lexan material.
He also had it lowered, had sideskirts, and even gap fillers for the wheels.

( It was also a blue extended cap like you have )

I don't visit that forum anymore, so I couldn't find an image of it.

Anyone here familiar with the vehicle that I am talking about ?

I just thought you might like to trade thoughts with the guy. ( He did a very professional job of it too )

aerohead 01-24-2009 02:22 PM

She's a "looker." Ford got 10% better mpg out of their's,your's should be as good.

Cd 01-24-2009 03:46 PM

Aero, I know you are at Gassavers a lot. Do you recall seeing the Dakota that I was talking about on that forum ?

Frank Lee 01-24-2009 04:06 PM

Wyont ya just search it there? Ar ya banned?

Is this it?

Cd 01-24-2009 04:55 PM

Thanks Frank.

I have to search for my username and password.

I looked over a few pages of users rides, but did not see it.

It's a dark blue extended cab that has been lowered, has 'moon' wheels, as well as gap fillers, side skirts, and of course the bed cap.

I'll continue to search for it.

Frank Lee 01-24-2009 08:33 PM

i don't think you need to log in to use the search function.

i searched "dakota lexan" in "aerodynamics".

there's a ton of entries under just "dakota" and a few under "dakota cap"

anyway, i really like the way the one pictured above looks. i wouldn't mind having something like that on my truck, except i'd want windows. i hate big blind spots.

Cd 01-24-2009 08:40 PM

Honestly, I swear I searched.

I'll try again.

I'm back : 14 entries under the aerodynamics forum and 'dakota'.


I think I have some pictures on an old hard drive.

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