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Old 08-26-2020, 05:20 PM   #311 (permalink)
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That looks faaaast, in a much classier way than the usual Miata in my opinion.

It looks a bit crude & slab-sided to my eye... sorta like an old BMW 7-series factory skirt:





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Old 08-26-2020, 05:26 PM   #312 (permalink)
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Why isn't there a tail spoiler yet?

Good point! Like this?




I didn't test/research it enough. Too many projects!
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Old 08-27-2020, 12:54 AM   #313 (permalink)
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I just checked Ebay and turns out there are no cheapo 50 dollar spoilers of substantial size

IIRC the trunk is so far below the "template" you can really just add to the trunk any 2-3 inch tall chunk of foam cut to approximate tapered "ducktail" shape (I'm sure you can make it look great, given your work).
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Old 08-27-2020, 02:05 AM   #314 (permalink)
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https://i.pinimg.com/originals/b7/32...644a5ff337.jpg

Just sayin'.

If you follow serialk11r's suggestion, there's Pontiacs to follow. The first one I find is the Banshee


http://www.carstyling.ru/en/car/1988.../images/40450/

That detail made it to production at some point.
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Old 08-27-2020, 10:09 AM   #315 (permalink)
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Drilling for water

Since I dont use this car in the winter, I'm OK with drilling little holes underneath for mounting brackets, in this case for the skirts.

Imagine my surprise when I punctured the right side rocker panel:




It ran for a surprisingly long time! Maybe a cup or 2 of water came out.

I'm not sure how the rocker is supposed to let rainwater out (or how it gets in), but this one is obviously blocked... or used to be.
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Old 08-29-2020, 02:30 AM   #317 (permalink)
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Oh no! You punctured the blinker fluid reservoir!
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Old 08-29-2020, 03:47 AM   #318 (permalink)
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Maybe the previous owner was an ecomodder too and those were his ballast tanks for downhill trips?
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Old 08-29-2020, 06:01 AM   #319 (permalink)
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Hnm...

An enclosed space. Wonder what you could use it for.


I am trying to fit a shower on to my car at the moment, and if i had found such a reservoir I would try to utilize it.
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Old 09-08-2020, 01:48 PM   #320 (permalink)
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Hnm...

An enclosed space. Wonder what you could use it for.

Helium!!

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