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drmiller100 12-31-2011 09:03 PM

Good looking back ends?????
 
Of cars that is......

I'm designing a NARROW car.

3 feet tall. single tire in the rear.

I can easily run a 20 degree angle on each side, and get down to a knife edge, which is the ultimate in aero, but looks goofy.

Or, I can leave it "wide" and have a 10 inch wide flat back complete with overhang and make it look like a Prius.

Must mount motorcycle license plate, brake lights and turn signal lights.

What looks good? Suggestions? Stuff I can steal or copy?

Frank Lee 12-31-2011 09:05 PM

3' tall? :eek:

drmiller100 12-31-2011 09:09 PM

top of the car will be 42 to 44, depending.

but from the top it slopes down a bit as it heads back, so yes, 36 inches at the back.

why?

Frank Lee 12-31-2011 09:15 PM

I was thinking it might be tough to the get ergos you seek in a 36" tall vehicle.

winkosmosis 01-01-2012 05:27 AM

Make a narrow version of the Oldsmobile Aurora

http://www.carid.com/images/spoilers/SPL/SPL-30565.jpg

winkosmosis 01-01-2012 05:29 AM

Or how about the 300zx? Simple ovals mounted behind a flat sheet of Lexan and you've got it.
http://image.modified.com/f/17369746...+rear_view.jpg

Arragonis 01-01-2012 12:24 PM

How about the Voisin, as I'm reading about just now

http://www.motorsnaps.com/d/22136-4/...+2-litre+1.jpg

Rear wheelbase was originally 1/2 that of the front but it tipped over so they widened it.

drmiller100 01-01-2012 12:59 PM

great ideas. very simple, yet looks good!

Others?

botsapper 01-01-2012 01:57 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Arragonis (Post 277199)
How about the Voisin, as I'm reading about just now

http://www.motorsnaps.com/d/22136-4/...+2-litre+1.jpg

Rear wheelbase was originally 1/2 that of the front but it tipped over so they widened it.

Not technically a three-TIRED vehicle but actually still three-WHEELED! In the same vein of a narrowed rear track for aero advantages. T3 Motion Inc

aerohead 01-03-2012 06:59 PM

overhead look
 
Do you have a plan view of your design? You can have as much as 22-degrees taper,but it's very important how you transition into it.


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