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Old 05-30-2013, 11:22 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Looks really good, and it seems to be working really well too!

Do you have any close up pictures of the attachment points on the car?
No.

However, it is attached at 8 points.

It is really not hard to figure out.

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:34 PM   #22 (permalink)
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PS: how's your rear vision out that shallow angle plexi?
Not bad actually.

It allows you to see traffic quite easily directly behind you.

Also...

The cross bar across the middle of the window happens to be exactly at the level of most head lights .

A big plus in my book...

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:37 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Uh, is "Nautical Nookie' a slang term for 'boat tail' (wink,wink)?
Why...???

Yes it is...

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Old 05-30-2013, 11:49 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Very motivating work you've done here Red. I'm looking to do something quite similar for my Festiva with hopefully very similar real world results!

Edit: I'm considering rear hatch removal for weight reduction (60ish pounds I think). Any thoughts on that?
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Old 05-30-2013, 11:57 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Thank you for the gracious complement...

And taking the time to post that for me...

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I was starting to worry that nobody saw it.

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:00 AM   #26 (permalink)
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From one Redneck to the other, that job is way too nice to be a Redneck build.

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Old 05-31-2013, 12:06 AM   #27 (permalink)
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My apologies, that does not look redneck at all, but very well done!
i think it does ^
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:06 AM   #28 (permalink)
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Very motivating work you've done here Red. I'm looking to do something quite similar for my Festiva with hopefully very similar real world results!

Edit: I'm considering rear hatch removal for weight reduction (60ish pounds I think). Any thoughts on that?
Makes a lot of sense... but also creates new problems keeping the weather out if it's not perfectly sealed.

Aerocivic has had a hatchectomy under its tail, as has weather spotter's Matrix, if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 05-31-2013, 12:08 AM   #29 (permalink)
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SWEET job, Man!

Have you started getting groups of people asking questions at pit stops yet?
Yes.

I had a few people ask me questions at rest areas along the way.

One particular person happened to be a truck driver. Japanese I believe. He took several pictures and said he was very impressed. He told me that he was going to post them on his facebook account as...

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Worlds most aerodynamic car...
Too funny.



However...

What he said next, was the icing on the cake...

(Say out loud in a Japanese accent)

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If you run for President... I will vote for you...
He meant it...

Lol...



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Old 05-31-2013, 12:25 AM   #30 (permalink)
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Very motivating work you've done here Red. I'm looking to do something quite similar for my Festiva with hopefully very similar real world results!

Edit: I'm considering rear hatch removal for weight reduction (60ish pounds I think). Any thoughts on that?
Personally I wouldn't.

By leaving the hatch intact, you haven't changed the way the vehicle will respond if involved in a crash. Remember, Big money was spent to pass safety tests in order to keep you safe.

Anything less than a full roll cage in lieu of the hatch would be unsafe at best...

In my opinion.

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