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Old 04-29-2013, 11:39 AM   #111 (permalink)
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On a slightly different note, have you done an underbelly at the back of the car? Do you plan to do tufts along the bottom of the boattail?
I haven't done anything to the underside of the car. I plan a full coroplast treatment. I'll do another tuft testing video of the bottom of the tail at that time. Probably won't get to it for another month or so, though.

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Old 04-29-2013, 11:52 AM   #112 (permalink)
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Xist - I'm not really concerned about striking the bottom of the tail on anything. It's got a very healthy departure angle (~18 degrees). Thats much better than a lot of OEM vehicles.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:11 PM   #113 (permalink)
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I haven't done anything to the underside of the car. I plan a full coroplast treatment. I'll do another tuft testing video of the bottom of the tail at that time. Probably won't get to it for another month or so, though.
Ah, good. I think a full underbelly helps a bit. Don't let the rear axel fake you out. I studied it a bit when I did my underbelly and thought it would clear the underbelly. Turns out I was correct - it doesn't touch. Of course, you will have to make cutouts for the spring perches and the lower shock mounts. Send me a PM when you get at it and I can give you some tips on mounting points, which are a bit scarce.
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Old 04-29-2013, 12:14 PM   #114 (permalink)
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Thanks. Did you post a thread for your undertray?
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Old 04-29-2013, 07:09 PM   #115 (permalink)
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A little inspiration, I can't recall this one on here before.

My friend saw this crazy fiberglass boat tail today in San Francisco - Page 3 - Insight Central: Honda Insight Forum
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Old 04-29-2013, 08:45 PM   #116 (permalink)
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Yup, pretty neat. That was just posted about 10-12 posts ago.
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It only take 1 1/2 4x8 pieces to do the belly pan, not hard at all.


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It only take 1 1/2 4x8 pieces to do the belly pan, not hard at all.
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When you put the belly pan on, make sure you don't screw into the high voltage cables!

Oh, by the way, nice work on the cardboard tail box. Clear lexan sheet covers over the tail lights would be cool.
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When you put the belly pan on, make sure you don't screw into the high voltage cables!

Oh, by the way, nice work on the cardboard tail box. Clear lexan sheet covers over the tail lights would be cool.
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