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Old 01-12-2013, 01:42 AM   #21 (permalink)
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I can see some of these Aero improvements in my near future. I too have a brick, 01' Power Stroke Excursion! Our personal best is 18.2 at 65mph all the way to the Oregon coast from Northern Idaho. What a fun trip, I squeezed 750 miles out of that tank full I got 41.2 gallons stuffed into the 44gal tank!! We had big headwinds and cross winds going through the Dales nearly the entire way, but fantastic mileage for us! Now to see what we can get with a slick belly pan, fold in the passenger mirror and a 18"-24" Kamma...if I can figure out how to get it on the rear with the 3 split rear doors! I was not able to post a picture of it, i'll attempt to do that later...i couldn't remember how to do that actually... :{)

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Old 01-12-2013, 12:14 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Maybe a little typo?

Originally Posted by aerohead View Post
...A 1970 VW Transporter was modified with 0.32-inch thick aluminum full bellypan...
Probably used 0.032 inch thick sheets, that other stuff is kinda heavy...

Thanks for sharing--a very impressive build and results.
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Old 01-12-2013, 04:55 PM   #23 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by kennybobby View Post
Probably used 0.032 inch thick sheets, that other stuff is kinda heavy...

Thanks for sharing--a very impressive build and results.
Good eye! Sometimes (most times/all the time!) I get going on a post and fail to proof read it effectively.
Appreciate the eagle eyes.I've no secretary to blame it on,so I'll have to beg for forgiveness on this one as well.
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Old 01-13-2013, 07:28 AM   #24 (permalink)
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Maybe my post failed. To re-iterate:

In another post someone mentioned PolyMetal. It's a signage material that dirt track modifieds use for those big-as-a-billboard wings. Aluminum and vinyl skins on a plastic core.

I'm with you on the proofing. I typically Preview 3 times and Edit once or twice after I post.

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