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Old 11-02-2008, 10:37 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Aero mod a convertible Metro?

I was looking at some Metro pics today and was wondering why no one has done this. Seems like it would be alot easier than trying it on a normal coupe. Lower the angle on windshield and make a new, fiberglass top for it in a more ideal shape than the box they normally have.

I feel this would do much better FE wise than my standard 3 door does. Less frontal, less drag. And if done correctly would look killer, and wouldn't mess with integral strength of original car, except windshield.

I am not real good at Photoshop, but I think if I had the car I could build it. I hate drawing on computer programs. And takes me too much time to draw by hand.

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Old 11-02-2008, 11:11 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, if you can make the vehicle 10% shorter (assuming it has a pretty rectangular cross section) that's a 10% reduction in drag, and that would decrease the drag coefficient as well likely! Your photochop looks like of crx-y. It's a good idea for the convertible, and I'd love to see someone try it!
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Old 11-02-2008, 11:14 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Trust me KJ if I had one I would be all over it like white on rice. I may start looking maybe a Christmas gift for myself.

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