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Old 07-09-2022, 10:12 PM   #401 (permalink)
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They look big, or is it a small couch?

Will you use any kind of edging? Underlapping or overlapping the fender?

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Old 07-09-2022, 10:15 PM   #402 (permalink)
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They look big, or is it a small couch?

Will you use any kind of edging? Underlapping or overlapping the fender?
Same size as the cardboard ones I made. Just a small couch

I’ll probably put some weather foam strippings under Them along the edge line to prevent scratching the paint
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I'm about that far along with skirts for the Metro, cut from a Dish antenna. I'm thinking about a U- or J-shaped vinyl edge strip

Bulletproof latching system To Be Determined.
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Dibond panels were only 30 dollars each from Home Depot. Paying 60 dollars to save one mile per gallon haha
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I mean I could always use true carbon fiber. Just kidding. That stuff would be great but extremely expensive and would outweigh any gas savings.
Did you see my wheel cover picture?
If you do it right it's not so expensive, how much would manufacturer supplied wheel covers cost? $400 and painted for free?

I doubt with driving frequently at 80mph 8000 Al or grade 9 titanium would be more expensive. A 1M x 1M sheet of prepeg 2-300 GSM carbon is approximately u.s $80. It already has the resin infused so you just mold and bake it. Remember though something like glass fibre, aluminum or plywood well structured could do the same job and weigh the same/less.

Depends how much time you have. Spending 15 minutes a day extra driving at 10mph less may more than offset half tail modifications and make your car not stand out. If 15 minutes is worth more then modify but shop around, some unusual products like inconel are not so expensive anymore and might surprise you
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Maybe modding is just cool, irrespective of yield. You did good
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Maybe modding is just cool, irrespective of yield. You did good
I drive about 40-50k miles a year. Plenty of high speed highway trips. So the main goal of the mods is to save money on gas
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Spending 15 minutes a day extra driving at 10mph less may more than offset half tail modifications and make your car not stand out.
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Drilled into my car body! Ahhh

Got them bolted on. Did a few drive around tests. Will be tweaking angles and testing security next few days. Then will rivet the screw wholes and paint the covers factory black with shiny clear coat and used black bolts

So far so good. Clearance near the wheels is like half an inch. Seems a bit tight but working so far at low speeds. No idea how high speeds affect everything
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Looks good.

IN my previous projects 10mm gap at rear have been enough clearance on fenderskirts. It will touch if any in tigth cornering. So Half a inch should be fine.

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