Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > Aerodynamics
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 04-10-2013, 09:38 PM   #41 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
NeilBlanchard's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Maynard, MA Eaarth
Posts: 7,518

Mica Blue - '05 Scion xA RS 2.0
Team Toyota
90 day: 42.48 mpg (US)

Forest - '15 Nissan Leaf S
Team Nissan
90 day: 156.46 mpg (US)

Number 7 - '15 VW e-Golf SEL
TEAM VW AUDI Group
90 day: 155.81 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,840
Thanked 2,554 Times in 1,587 Posts
I'd paint it with waterproof glue first, and then paint it with a spray can of paint. Put some red reflector tape on the back and sides so other drivers can see it.

__________________
Sincerely, Neil

http://neilblanchard.blogspot.com/
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to NeilBlanchard For This Useful Post:
IRingTwyce (06-04-2013)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 04-11-2013, 12:51 AM   #42 (permalink)
It's all about Diesel
 
cRiPpLe_rOoStEr's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Porto Alegre, Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
Posts: 7,114
Thanks: 0
Thanked 721 Times in 636 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by NeilBlanchard View Post
I'd paint it with waterproof glue first, and then paint it with a spray can of paint. Put some red reflector tape on the back and sides so other drivers can see it.
I'll second that. The reflector tape is an important safety feature. And it's also made of weatherproof plastic
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 01:34 AM   #43 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 13,092
Thanks: 3,178
Thanked 4,326 Times in 3,441 Posts
Xist -- I thought about editorializing but just put the list up as found. They're listed, from 'Nothing' on, according to service life.

Concrete makes more sense for a house—or a canoe. Copal varnish is actually pretty rare. It's made out of amber or something. They must have had some to try; it only gave six month service life. I think 'resin-base paint' is like spray-on truckbed liner. It's described as flexible.

So my conclusion is that instead of messing with fiberglass, just spray out the inside with boiled linseed oil, and the outside with truck bed liner.

Maybe it will be time to bump the Military Theme thread.

Last edited by freebeard; 04-11-2013 at 01:40 AM..
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 12:22 PM   #44 (permalink)
MPG...what?
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Finksburg, MD
Posts: 145

Terkle - '97 Toyota Tercel Whitehawk
90 day: 40.91 mpg (US)

Bubble - '10 Toyota Yaris base
90 day: 41.88 mpg (US)

Deva - '13 Chevrolet Spark LS
90 day: 39.82 mpg (US)

Malibu5 - '82 Chevrolet Malibu Classic
90 day: 17.61 mpg (US)

Highlander - '06 Toyota Highlander Limited
90 day: 17.84 mpg (US)
Thanks: 8
Thanked 2 Times in 2 Posts
Send a message via AIM to malibuguy
that looks awesome.

make a mold then redo it in carbon fiber & sell 'em
__________________
-Greg...the exhaust freak.

-06 Highlander 3.3awd
-10 Yaris sedan
-97 Tercel, 1NZfe swapped
-96 Tercel
-82 Malibu 1UZfe swapped
-19 Fit (wifey ride)



www.pipedreamsfab.com
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 12:28 PM   #45 (permalink)
PSmodder lurker
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Chino
Posts: 1,507
Thanks: 23
Thanked 775 Times in 452 Posts
You have fine-tuned templates for a coroplast/plasticore tail.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 01:09 PM   #46 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,950

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
Last 3: 51.27 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,763
Thanked 5,637 Times in 2,904 Posts
Botsapper - yup, the same thought occurred to me. If this works decently well, it could be disassembled & recreated multiple times over in more durable coro.

But on the topic of producing multiple copies ...

Even considering only the cost of a bit of 1x1 wood, a bunch of screws, cardboard, tape & glue, this thing would have a very looooong payback period. In my original post, I wasn't joking about saving those extra millilitres of fuel. That's what you get when you improve a 95 mpg vehicle by ~5 or 10%. (Not that saving money has anything to do with the project.)

Got some more cardboard - back to work on covering the top this evening.
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 01:15 PM   #47 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,950

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
Last 3: 51.27 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,763
Thanked 5,637 Times in 2,904 Posts
And for further deflection... THIS GUY is a true cardboard artist:



(Yes, life sized.)



See more: Chris Gilmour
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 01:53 PM   #48 (permalink)
EcoModding Lurker
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Vancouver BC
Posts: 6

EcoOdy - '07 Honda Odyssey EX-L
Team Honda
90 day: 20.52 mpg (US)

slick - '95 honda civic lx
Last 3: 26.46 mpg (US)
Thanks: 3
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Great job!
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-11-2013, 02:49 PM   #49 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: May 2012
Location: USA
Posts: 2,643
Thanks: 1,503
Thanked 276 Times in 226 Posts
+1 in coating it in fiber glass and selling copies online.
  Reply With Quote
Old 04-14-2013, 09:44 PM   #50 (permalink)
Batman Junior
 
MetroMPG's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 1000 Islands, Ontario, Canada
Posts: 20,950

Blackfly - '98 Geo Metro
Team Metro
Last 3: 70.09 mpg (US)

MPGiata - '90 Mazda Miata
Last 3: 51.27 mpg (US)

Winter beater Metro - '00 Chevrolet Metro
90 day: 73.57 mpg (US)
Thanks: 2,763
Thanked 5,637 Times in 2,904 Posts
Getting clooooooooser...





Still need to cover the bottom.

Then it's tuft testing time!

Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	top-surfaces-done640.jpg
Views:	588
Size:	44.8 KB
ID:	12894   Click image for larger version

Name:	rear-done-open-640.jpg
Views:	602
Size:	32.5 KB
ID:	12895  
__________________
Latest mods test: 15 mods = 15% MPG improvement: A-B test, 2007 Honda Civic 1.8L, 5-speed
Ecodriving test:
Manual vs. automatic transmission MPG showdown: Nissan Micra 1.6L



EcoModder
has launched a forum for the efficient new Mitsubishi Mirage
www.MetroMPG.com - fuel efficiency info for Geo Metro owners
www.ForkenSwift.com - electric car conversion on a beer budget
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com