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Old 03-24-2014, 12:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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lets see your Aero mods

Here is my 2013 Insight grill block off using cardboard for mock up will be making one from aluminum shortly ....now lets see your mods




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Old 03-24-2014, 05:29 AM   #2 (permalink)
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I can't tell that it's cardboard from here

Upper grill block (fiberglass), lower grill block (coroplast), fog light covers (coroplast)


Underbelly tray (from the rear)


From the front


Rear wheel boat tails (coroplast) similar to basjoos and gen 2 prius.


Side skirts outer (coroplast)


Inner


Side mirror reduction (work in progress. Fiberglass)



The rest of the car (glamour shots)


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Good job 0n the belly pan and the rear wheel strakes, in particular.
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Nice fun thread idea... subscribed.

Here is one of my favs: lower side skirts made from painted and then plasti-dipped rain gutter. But I have had difficulty with attachment because I insist on using free leftover hardware, lol. I'm thinking of using a little of my double-sided automotive trim tape to better secure it. Thoughts?

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Nice fun thread idea... subscribed.

Here is one of my favs: lower side skirts made from painted and then plasti-dipped rain gutter. But I have had difficulty with attachment because I insist on using free leftover hardware, lol. I'm thinking of using a little of my double-sided automotive trim tape to better secure it. Thoughts?

if the underside of your OEM is painted (i think honda side skirts are not painted anyways :P), this Outdoors double sided tape from 3m at home depot works very well. I use this to attach my side skirts on my Sti, it's held up for 9months. If your oem side skirt is not painted, then this might not work

http://www.homedepot.com/p/Scotch-1-...1-DC/100575385

Does the oem sideskirt have any existing holes on the bottom to use as mounting points?
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I'm working on a belly pan and something for the rear. These are my current aero mods.


The side skirts are Coroplast. The splitter is the top of an extra bumper cover. The tire deflectors are baler belting. The wheel covers are plastic serving trays. The grill block is cut from a pickup truck bed liner.
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I'm working on a belly pan and something for the rear. These are my current aero mods.
Thanks Gasoline Fumes, you've given me an idea on designing my own front wheel deflectors.

With my rear wheel boat tails and side skirts, my car looks a bit "empty" on the front bumper
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Hey gasolinefumes, what function is the solar charger for? Battery? How well does it work for you?

Oh! And jdeisol, yes the OEM underside is painted, but by me, with plastidip... probably not good for any kind of tape, eh?
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Hey gasolinefumes, what function is the solar charger for? Battery? How well does it work for you?
Yeah, it just keeps the big marine battery topped off since the car often sits unused for up to a week. And it makes me feel better about EOC up to my driveway at night. I know the battery will get charged back up before I use the car again. It also should increase my range with the alternator disabled. I've been doing that on short trips lately. The solar panel doesn't put out much power, but it did charge up my old battery from too-dead-to-crank, to normal cranking speed in a few hours of direct sunlight. I've learned to park facing the sun.

This is the one I bought, but sometimes I wonder why I didn't just buy one from Tractor Supply or Harbor Freight that comes fully assembled.
http://www.goldmine-elec-products.co...?number=G16130
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Here is a pre-view of my Kamm-back project. These are two panels being held in place prior to attachment by the makeshift jigs I made.

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