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Old 01-23-2008, 03:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I just roll the car back a little bit until the valve is at the bottom of the tire. No gymnastics required!
My car is bigger than a Metro and it always seemed the place where the air hose was, was on a slope or something that made rolling the car back and forth a bit of an adventure. My next skirts, if there are any, will hinge or pop off easily.

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Old 01-23-2008, 07:54 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I've been thinking about how I would fasten wheel skirts on the car should I decide to make some. I've read a few DIYs and none I have seen seem like a great option. Ideally you'd want a tooless design that doesn't take long to remove. This obviously isn't the easiest thing for us DIYers. Here are a few things I was looking into. I'd like to hear from others.

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I guess I'm curious how the OEM sideskirts are held to cars? Some sort of plastic snap would probably work great, but I haven't found any good ones readily avaliable.
I like your design because it does look like a "fast disconnect". The guide pins are a great idea. The wing nuts make me think that they will shake off from vibration. Maybe cotter pins or some functional equivalent instead? I think it could be "more flush" to the bottom of the car :

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