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Old 08-08-2012, 06:16 PM   This thread is in the EcoModder Project Library | #1 (permalink)
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Project: The AeroFocus

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Plans: (Mod)(Description)(Status)
LRR tires - 195/60R15 Bridgestone Ecopia EP422 - Complete
Weight Reduction - most of interior removed - Complete
Boat Tail - hatch is still functional - Complete
Smooth Wheel Covers - attached with zip ties - Complete
Rear Wheel Skirts - coroplast and aluminum rib - Complete
Front Wheel Arch Gap Fillers - coroplast and tape - Complete
Upper Grille Block - coroplast - Complete
Belly Pan
Side Skirts
Wheel Fairings
Rear Wheel Boat Tails


Table of Contents

Framework 1:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post320702

Framework 2:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post320845

Framework 3:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post320915

Backplate:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post321008

Backplate 2:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post321076

Framework Complete:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post321146

Hatch Open:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post321150

Tail light wiring:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post321424

Coroplast Skin 1:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post321727

Coroplast Skin 2:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post321918

Coroplast Skin 3:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post322047

Smooth Wheel Covers:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post322526

Boat Tail to Body Transition Redo:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post324528

Tuft-Test:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post325211

Smooth Wheel Covers and Front Wheel Arch Gap Fillers:
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...tml#post325517


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Old 08-08-2012, 06:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Aerofocus (retired) - '00 Ford Focus ZX3
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Construction Begins

First Piece installed:


Second Piece installed:


Top and Side Pieces installed:


Ignore the angle of the top pieces because those are simply being bent by gravity right now and are not in their final resting place.
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Old 08-08-2012, 06:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Glad to see another tail coming to life

Are you direct bolting to the car?
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:03 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, Holes drilled right through the hatch. I'm not too concerned about rust because the car already has so much of it

The stuff you see on the hatch surrounding the metal is masking tape to protect the paint during drilling.
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Old 08-08-2012, 07:15 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I've wanted to see a tail on one of these since that bodystyle first came out .
Hope it all works out for you .
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I hope you can make it to the tail meet

4 tails in a row
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What do you plan on covering it with?
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What do you plan on covering it with?
I have 10 sheets of 4x8 coroplast sitting in my garage. it's enough to cover my boat tail, the belly pan, and other mods. Plus some for when I mess up. If I need more I can run up to the local sign shop. Hopefully that's not the case.

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