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Old 06-06-2019, 05:18 PM   #41 (permalink)
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The smoked section is 1.65kg and would go down to 415g with a narrow polycarbonate slot

...I do use it for reversing

I've been toying with the idea of making bodywork that covers the rear wheels, like the insight

Dealer was clearing out plain weave so got the lot..


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So this is turning into sort of a Prius panel van? I have to admit, such a vehicle would suit me perfectly, preferably built on a Gen 4 with the battery under the rear seat platform--then I could have a flat load floor several inches lower than the hatch opening.
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Yes. That sounds like a plan. If you can take a couple of weeks off work and do it in one go helps. Also most insurers dont charge any extra for modifications but business only miles adds 20% or so
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So it's not quite next week, the rear quarters, a pain to remove, made a tool for that. Also of note the rear window weighed 6.9kg not 5.8, I used an online glass calculator initially

Also I've used some polyester on one and different layering to check results. See where I can use less/more, get idea of strenth
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So I weighed the glass quarters and the're 50g less than predicted at 750g and the first trimmed carbon comes in at 60g, 55g less than predicted. The biggest percentage reduction so far

...I am getting better at removing excess resin however, and a matt/satin finish being happy with
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I also made a bucket, maybe I was bored but my normal one was a bit big. Annoyingly enough 600g glass arrived just after I finished....the old ones 800g this when a handles fixed approx 450

I've also roughly planned what to do with the front bumper. Theres no bodykits that do what I want with the air so I'll mangle my old bumper and make a new carbon one
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Thanks, I've worked out what to do with the front bumper, a bit like the intercity front end. With the grill block the aux fan has'nt come on even on hot days, guess toyota design it to work in deserts etc.. so will be smooth from the number plate down with no lip

Can't work or mess about today, is raining

..also drives lighter on her feet with lower centre of gravity, by alot! Guess the rear glass was high up
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What wheels do you have on the Prius? They look like the larger, heavier Touring wheels. You could easily save a few pounds there by switching over to the lighter 15" alloys found on most Prii. IIRC they 15s are 14lbs each, and the Touring are somewhere between 17 and 20 lbs each.
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Hi, the stock wheels for T4, they're 16's. I have seen the new prius ones and they look smaller with larger wall tyres

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