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Old 01-10-2012, 08:42 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Thank you! You should post some pics! Also. hard lesson learned, only prototype with cardboard when you already have the Coroplast (Or whatever your material is) for your second prototype. I had the same issue with my front dam as you had with your grill block. for smaller projects (Mirror deletes, wheel skirts, grill blocks) you can get smaller sheets of plastic at Home depot, True Value, or your local hardware store. Its bigger sheets for air dams, belly trays, and Kambaks that is tough to find (check your local listings for plastic shops(Tap Plastic)).

Best of luck!

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Somehow missed your thread! Loving the skirts and Kambak. Definitely going to be going over your material!

Thank you for the heads up!


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Old 01-10-2012, 09:33 PM   #32 (permalink)
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Nice thread.

And hilarious that I also have a '93 Sport Sedan 5 spd in Winestone Metallic. Don't see many of those cars around...
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:05 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Not many of them to be seen. I believe they only imported 58 per year. Was looking for a 5 speed but they are even rarer (only 18 per year) And as soon as I saw my baby I was in love.



If you haven't check out BBS.Legacycetral.org THE place to go for anything about a first generation legacy.
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Old 01-10-2012, 10:38 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Heh, yeah... I've been on there a while. I finally fell out of the top 20 in the top posters list.



Shhhh... don't tell anyone, but that picture was taken at a roadcourse. Where I get a whoppin 10-12 mpg! And sorry about derailing your thread.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:47 AM   #35 (permalink)
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The easiest aero fix for the headlights is to get a set from the higher up model Metro that were the flush type instead of the ones you have.
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Old 01-11-2012, 04:00 AM   #36 (permalink)
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Agreed. I actually avoided buying a car with flush headlights so I could do my own mod... out of vanity I guess. I plan on doing a mod. but I've been having issues sourcing appropriate plastic. I may end up yet buying a set of flush headlights. Thank you for your suggestion!
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People who have switched headlights have reported no measurable change in FE, but the sealed beams will not yellow and haze over like the plastic ones do, and they're much cheaper to replace. Many people have swapped the opposite way for just that reason, I'm going to do it myself some day.
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Old 01-11-2012, 05:40 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Latest tank, mileage down another 4mpg. Think the engine might be on its last legs. Aero mods on hold while I try to find another engine.
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Some links for your consideration while aero mods are on hold

I like the cost appropriateness of your aero mods thread Ultra Orange. I have some links for your consideration while the mods are on hold. The first is more to the "time is money" argument.

Mooneyesusa.com or soon to be Mooneyesusa.net has both a 12" snap on aluminum wheel disc for sale (currently $29.00 each not including shipping):

* see future posting for this link

And a 12" screw on version ($27.50):

*see future posting for this link

Moon Eyes has other sizes too. I have not bought these as yet (cost). I have bought a 12" pizza pan and am mulling options, including a cover made of Lexan plastic.

Speaking of Lexan here is the other link from bbjsw10 at the Team Swift forum: It is a "how to" for a Lexan headlight cover for the standard, recessed type, headlights of the 89-94 vintage Geo Metros:


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It is important to note this was done with Lexan NOT Plexiglass. They have different property characteristics. The Lexan is much more "moldable". A Heat gun was used to shape the covers in this mod. Good Luck.
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Old 01-13-2012, 10:08 PM   #40 (permalink)
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