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Old 10-23-2010, 09:56 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Kammback for the Sedan

So for all of us Sedan drivers (or Saloon to UK counterparts) we get an unfair advantage over those hot-hatches and wild wagons!

After seeing 3dplane's thread pop up again, I decided to take a few minutes this morning and post up an idea I have been floating on for a little while.

While the crudity of the model may not be the best, it shows a feasible solution to the Kammback on a sedan!



While I am not in the right spot for projects to go after such an adventure, maybe some fellow eco modders would like the take up the challenge.

My own side notes as to what materials could be used:
* Shell would obviously be Coroplast, ABS plastic, Lexan, or fiberglass, builder's choice. Lexan would be involved to keep visibility.
* Structure underneath could be done with the perforated steel, nuts and bolts from hardware store/Tractory supply
* Paint could be done with rattle cans or rustoleum quarts. Napa Sells color match paints in aerosols for those of use with a touch of semi-professionalism
* sliders could be made using brackets from manually adjustable seats. New ones can be bought from Summit Racing or Jegs, and probably ebay. Used can be salvaged from junkyards. Second option would be to use the older style mechanical sliders from trunk decks or hoods. Something that was used on Fiero's and TR7's.
* sliders mount on the trunk deck. Non-reversible decision once you drill holes into the trunk deck.
* latches would be needed to lock the kamm in closed and open positions. Closed could be done with a hood-pin type locking system. Or a simple fold over latch that would be used an a cabinet with a lock and key. The open position could have a slip pin that inserts into the slider once the kamm is extended.


Feel free to discuss and ask questions. Happy Saturday Morning

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Old 10-23-2010, 01:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Zerohour -

I like it. As long as the fixed section overlaps the sliding section in the "closed" position, you should be safe from parachuting.

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Like I said its a crude model and I didn't have time to draw it to scale or paint it. :-p
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e get an unfair advantage over those hot-hatches and wild wagons!
So sorry; it must be very hard to compete with the aerodynamics of a hot-rod Aspire hatchback.

Seriously, you have a great plan; and more length to work with on a sedan. (I admit to having a station wagon; but it got rear-ended- so having too much length is not good around here) I can not do a whole lot with my hot-hatch.
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Hehehe its all in good fun!
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That looks doable to me. I have a hatch or I would give it a try.
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Hehehe its all in good fun!
Yes, that is not my Aspire. Mine is metallic blue all over. I keep a very low profile in my car. One plain colour with nothing flashy. With about 4 Aspires in the whole town; if someone got mad at my "pulse and glide" driving- I would be easily spotted and pulled over.

That E-Pod in my avatar has bright stickers so people will see that small low vehicle and not run me over.

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