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Old 12-27-2009, 06:36 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Photochop request!!!

Anyone with some skills, make the rear deck of the Geo look more like the rear deck of the EV1.

See how the EV1 slopes down? The Storm is flat!!! I'm thinking about how I can make a "spoiler" to attach to the deck lid that will slope from the window down, but remain flush or even hang over just a smidgen of the trailing edge of the rear deck.

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Old 12-28-2009, 12:47 AM   #12 (permalink)
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I couldn't find a good side view of the EV1, so here is an "ok" attempt :



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Carlos -

You see the spoiler in the image of the Storm?

If you remove that, the deck lid is basically flat. If you notice on the EV1, the decklid is sloped, although not as deeply as the rear window, to continue the reduction of the trailing wake. It's kind of like a Kamm shape, I suppose.

What I'm proposing is the use of a ************ to make a wraparound "spoiler" that leads from about 1/3 of the way up the rear window to just past the edge of the deck lid, following that angle.



**************** = Whatever it comes down to being.

Your chop of the EV1 tail is revealing, though. By comparing the C-pillars, we find that the EV1 is slightly longer than the Storm, and the deck line lower, while the window conclusion is in nearly the same place relative to the ground line.

That, of course, means that without serious body work, the Storm won't have the same body treatment, but I can get the basic taper easily enough, though I'll lose part of the rear window visibility.

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