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Old 10-24-2012, 11:13 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Comprehensive list of aerodynamic pickup caps/aeroshells on EcoModder (& elsewhere)



JacobAziza has just posted a really good blog post giving an overview of the benefits of pickup truck bed streamlining, and documenting the projects of numerous EcoModder members:

EcoModder Blog post: Aerocaps for pick-up trucks

He ends saying he may have missed some members' projects, which got me wondering if we could keep a master list. (I could use this list to update the blog post as well. That post is destined to get lots of readers.)

If you've got an aero cap project in the forum here, maybe you could link to this thread (or to the blog post) from post#1 in your thread, so readers could find these other projects.

Here they are:

1) 1994 Toyota T-100 - Phil Knox (aerohead)
2) 1962 Dodge D-100 - Phil Knox (aerohead)
3) Ford F-150 - Brett Herndon (bondo) "Aerolid"
4) 1996 Dodge Ram 2500 SLT diesel - SkyKing’s aeroshell/boat tail “Woody”
5) 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab SLT - t_vago
6) 1998 Toyota T-100 extended cab - BamZipPow
7) 2006 GMC Canyon crew cab - JRMichler
8) 2002 Ford F250 - JRMichler's brother
9) 2001 Ford F250 Lariat Crew Cab Superduty- Bajascoob
10) 2009 GMC Sierra ext cab - swede
11) 1992 Toyota truck - kevlar
12) 2007 Tacoma Double cab - mjboks
13) 2000 GMC Sierra ext cab 4x4 - ChazInMT (added Oct 25/12)
14) 2006 Silverado Ext Cab 4x4 - Fubeca (added Oct 25/12) 15) 1977 Ford F100 - bobo333 (added Oct 25/12)
16) 1999 Toyota Tacoma - a8ksh4 (added Oct 25/12) 17) 1993 Ford Ranger XLT - suchy21 (added Oct 25/12)18) 2002 Nissan Kingcab - sepp (added Oct 26/12)
19) 1983 Ford F250 diesel - JacobAziza (added Oct 26/12)
20) 2004 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 - hoover (added Oct 26/12)
21) 1997 Tacoma Ext. Cab 4WD - rrhatbruce (added Oct 26/12)
22) 20?? Nissan Navarra Club Cab - (OEM) (added Oct 26/12)
23) ???? Dodge Dakota - (spotted in the wild) (added Oct 26/12)
24) 1992 Toyota Pickup - Joem524 (added Oct 26/12)

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Old 10-24-2012, 11:15 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Excellent addition, thank you!
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Old 10-25-2012, 01:10 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks, Chaz. Added your 2, plus 3 others.

EDIT: also added a fancy picture to post #1.

Keep 'em coming if you find others.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:19 PM   #4 (permalink)
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BZP T-100 (2010) - '98 Toyota T-100 ext cab - 3.4L/auto SR5
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Actually...my T-100 is a 1998.
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Old 10-25-2012, 02:24 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Fixed!

Part of my brain knew they weren't still selling them in 2010 as I entered that, but I saw "2010" in your fuel log link and entered that by mistake anyway.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:08 PM   #6 (permalink)
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My rubber apparition was shaped a lot like bajascoob's light weight.

It gained me 1.5 MPG over a flat tonneau and 3.0 MPG over an open bed.
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Old 10-25-2012, 03:11 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Dave - is there a post or thread we can link to that may have a close-up photo / description of that mod?
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Old 10-25-2012, 05:01 PM   #8 (permalink)
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Here's a design that I modeled in SketchUp that could be made using foam ribs cut to form the shape (like t_vago):

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Old 10-25-2012, 06:07 PM   #9 (permalink)
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You put me in the photo montage (which is awesome btw), but you didn't mention me in the list.
There isn't really a good forum post on it, the most concise and comprehensive of it is in the blog post itself
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Old 10-25-2012, 07:21 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thanks for including mine, i really should take it off and do some ABA testing some time to get actual results as when i put it on i had other issues and did other mods in between...

i do know that im getting an extra 7-10kmh at the end of my 1km long test hill though

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