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Old 05-26-2011, 11:53 AM   #41 (permalink)
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Topper looks good!

Any thoughts on temporarily putting some Coroplast on the sides of yer Jeep so it's not catching air on the rust holes?

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Old 05-26-2011, 04:31 PM   #42 (permalink)
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Topper looks good!

Any thoughts on temporarily putting some Coroplast on the sides of yer Jeep so it's not catching air on the rust holes?
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New bed going on soon, all rust on cab will be repaired. Jeep will be slammed and wheel openings will be optimized for the new lower profile tires going on.
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Old 05-26-2011, 04:41 PM   #43 (permalink)
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I have not done tuft testing yet. I may add VG's if needed in areas of any separation. You notice I implemented a Gurney flap on the trailing edge. This thing will be getting a substantial raised wing if I can find or make one real cheap. If not, I may swap out the flap for a NASCAR style rear spoiler.

Once the Jeep is as its final ride height, its getting a full under belly, side skirts, front airdam and functional rear diffuser.
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Old 06-01-2011, 12:31 AM   #44 (permalink)
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Been using this for about 2-3 weeks. I notice quicker acceleration to high speeds. Not really paying attention to fuel consumption, but less drag means more economy.

3 things I would have do different if I were to do it again. 1) stuck with original plan of making this out of 3 individual sheets instead of 5. 2) paint it, I bought red thinking it would be close enough, and it was, but the sun has faded it a lot, by the time I get to race this thing will be pink....what sucks is that I have already put some of my racing decals on, some of which are not easy to come by. 3) added a little more reinforcement (which I still may do in the form of aluminum cross braces). When the windows are open, the top flaps a good amount. Though having the windows open almost defeats the aerodynamics, it is nevertheless a real possibility as to how this truck will be raced due to the high heat especially when covered in a helmet and fire retardant gear.
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Awesome!

Kudos to you XJGuy on making an amazing piece, and so quickly too. It look great. Good luck on your race...that looks like a big motor in the bed...


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Old 06-04-2011, 03:57 AM   #46 (permalink)
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Kudos to you XJGuy on making an amazing piece, and so quickly too. It look great. Good luck on your race...that looks like a big motor in the bed...


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Truth be told, I always intended to make such a rear cover, it just made all the sense in the world to me, but I was not sure how I can do so within a very limited budget. You guys here on ecomodder, with all your favorable experience using cholorplast helped show me the way. For this I thank you.
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Most importantly, what is your theme? There's already a Cherokee that runs around in LeMons, so simply a slammed Jeep is no good.

We all know that the theme is the most important piece of LeMons.
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Most importantly, what is your theme? There's already a Cherokee that runs around in LeMons, so simply a slammed Jeep is no good.

We all know that the theme is the most important piece of LeMons.
Have a few things in mind....but wont reveal it till its done so as not to risk having someone else using it before us.
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Have a few things in mind....but wont reveal it till its done so as not to risk having someone else using it before us.
Yep,you tell 'em, then you gotta kill 'em! Best to you on race day! I suspect the conversations will be racing also.
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Hi guys, plans for the Comanche have changed. I no longer need the back cover I fabricated and so I offer it for free to anyone that wants it. Local pickup. I am on Long Island in NY. I have about $200 invested in it.




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