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Old 09-05-2023, 11:10 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by razordave View Post
I do think the nose is a no go, I was considering utilizing the windscreen and forward of the car. Lights, wiring bumper vin etc. I believe that would maybe let me slide past a cop every so often.

It's funny but I can imagine being towed because the windshield is not dot approved. I know, I know. It's good enough for an airplane but I kid you not I've had bigger problems from what I thought would be a lesser issue.

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That side bulging associated with the wheels would utterly destroy the aerodynamics. And as discussed, if a cop or highway patrol officer saw that there was no DOT Laminate Safety Glass embossment or labeling, you might be looking at a tow truck, plus hefty fine.
The DOT screen from a Bede Lightstar would be $1,000, but would be too narrow.

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Old 09-13-2023, 12:30 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I believe the bulges on the car in the video are from the wings? If I were to find the facilities to pull this off, I would either widen the airplane body to gradually taper the needed width for the rear axle or shorten said axle and tuck it up inside.

I have been looking at abs diffusers on ebay..

$30 for 22x20 building base..

I was going to cut my bumper and run the exhaust straight through where the reverse light used to be but I ended up with a 90 bend and a turn down directly behind the driver rear tire.

Probably better for noise mitigation and smoke dissipation.

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