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Old 06-05-2008, 11:53 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Quick and dirty gimping:
That looks awesome... I guess I have a summer project.

Am I going to be able to use chloroplast or am I actually going to need something fabricated?

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I would do it with tape and cardboard (unless you have some coroplas signs around) and try it out for a while..

If it was okay (no over-heating), then work on a more permanent solution.
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I actually kind of prefer the pink insulation foam you can get at home depot simply because it's cheap and very structurally sound so you don't have to worry about flapping in the wind and what not. The only down side is that, unless you stack multiple on top of each other and shave to appropriate curvature, it's going to be flat, and remain that way. The good news is, is that they come in big sheets and to cover holes you don't need much so one sheet usually does the trick.
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That's good stuff. I am also pricing out springs and struts for lower the car, 1-1.5".

Would a body kit side skirts and and rear bumper help out as well:



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With the clean look of the smoothed out front, I'd avoid the ricey kits. Go smooth or foam up some mini-tails for the wheels and a pan for the rear if it's pretty scoopy under there.
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With the clean look of the smoothed out front, I'd avoid the ricey kits. Go smooth or foam up some mini-tails for the wheels and a pan for the rear if it's pretty scoopy under there.
Ya, I figured as much, plus the saving wouldn't justify the cost of install and paint.
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the foam is the lightest most easly moded way to make mods.. it shapes really easy, then if you really want it pretty bondo it and sand it down and paint it..

You can usually get sheet up to 1" thick.. remember get the pink stuff... the white stuff desolves with just paint on it
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In regards to full moon wheel covers over my existing steelies, has anyone tried any of these:

http://www.hubcapmike.com/rdc01-15.html

http://www.hub-cap.com/universalhubcaps/15/RD-15.htm

The bonus is they are stainless steel. I also hope they work on my existing steelies:

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I just made a grill block for my Camry about 30 minutes ago and mounted it. Made it out of the pink insulation board ($10 for an 8'x3' sheet of half inch thick stuff). I used cardboard to make a template and then transfered it over to the foam board when I got it right. Then I just took sand paper to it to do the fine fitting part and then painted it to match my car with gloss spray paint...viola, done, 1 hour.

If I start seeing some decent FE gains from this and the belly pan I'm making, I'll be sure to put up pics and results as far as gains are concerned and I'm planning on attaching it more permanently as well. Right now it's held on with packing tape, which, oddly enough, not only is clear so it doesn't show up, but sticks to the foam better then duct tape which sorta surprised me, but I had to use it to cover some gaps that got made from a miss-cut and it stuck great, so I used it for the rest of it to hold it in place.
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My whole grill block IS clear packing tape; took my fiance almost 2 weeks to notice it

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