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Old 10-18-2012, 02:09 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Sure - ideally it would sit flush against the other surfaces. Some kind of weather stripping would work, if the Kammback structure is firm enough.

(Ultimately it was a moot point for this particular car, since it's being junked due to rust.)

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Old 10-18-2012, 02:12 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Yeah I saw that. Shame too, he did some really nice work. You'd think he could chop off the offending body and replace with coroplast
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There are other ways to do it that don't involve adding a hinge above the rear glass. More complex, but it's doable.
Could you elucidate on this? The more I think about it, the more I think I can't screw hinges on the roof, but I really want a kamm ...

Also, I put my 3rd tank in and got ~38.7 mpg(us), which is 33% over EPA combined! And this is just driving style , without even a gauge. I'm starting to think my 60MPG goal is doable, but my first step is going to have to be an UltraGauge (it's half the price of the ScanGauge and doesn't seem to be missing anything I need).

[edit]AND It got me over +20%. HELLO HYPERMILER LABEL![/edit]
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Old 10-23-2012, 11:12 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Well, you could hinge the Kammback at the rear, so it flips back before the trunk opens up. Or it could be mounted on a slider, so it moves aft permitting opening of the trunk. Or you could make it entirely removable.
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Old 10-23-2012, 12:09 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Ok. I think I've got an idea brewing...

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