Go Back   EcoModder Forum > EcoModding > EcoModding Central
Register Now
 Register Now
 

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-23-2012, 09:24 PM   #441 (permalink)
Wiki Mod
 
Weather Spotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Midland MI, USA
Posts: 2,042

Max - '14 Ford C-Max SEL
Thanks: 228
Thanked 304 Times in 210 Posts
get boat tail done!

get boat tail done!

get boat tail done!

get boat tail done!


get boat tail done!

get boat tail done!

get boat tail done!

get boat tail done!

get boat tail done!

get boat tail done!

we need more tails

we need more tails

we need more tails

we need more tails

we need more tails

we need more tails

we need more tails







got it yet?

__________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Weather Spotter For This Useful Post:
Sven7 (08-24-2012)
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 08-23-2012, 10:33 PM   #442 (permalink)
Deadly Efficient
 
Tango Charlie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Goshen, Indiana
Posts: 1,234

Olivia - '03 Pontiac Vibe base
90 day: 36.01 mpg (US)

R2-D2 - '00 Honda Insight
90 day: 58.81 mpg (US)
Thanks: 132
Thanked 175 Times in 91 Posts
Yes!

Yes!

Yes!

What he said!

You've got the whole weekend and the whole next week to do it. Bum the money off of somebody, get the tail on, and then come to the Labor Day tailapalooza. Yeah! Step back, folks, he's got this. Watch out now. Oh, wait. You're nine hours from here. Dang, over 500 miles.

Well, we'd still love to see ya.
__________________
-Terry
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 07:24 AM   #443 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
kach22i's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: Ann Arbor, Michigan
Posts: 3,295
Thanks: 4
Thanked 2,108 Times in 1,483 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by Tango Charlie View Post
........ the Labor Day tailapalooza.
Under normal conditions, that would mean chasing girls.
__________________
George
Architect, Artist and Designer of Objects

1977 Porsche 911s Targa
1998 Chevy S-10 Pick-Up truck
1989 Scat II HP Hovercraft

Chin Spoiler:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...effective.html

Rear Spoiler Pick Up Truck
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/off-t...xperiment.html

Roof Wing
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...1-a-19525.html
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 11:37 AM   #444 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Sven7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Warren, MI
Posts: 2,456

Boo Radley - '65 Ford F100
90 day: 13.28 mpg (US)
Thanks: 782
Thanked 664 Times in 407 Posts
Hahaha chasing girls. Already doing that!

Guys I am going to do the boat tail as soon as possible. Just got paid today so maybe something will come of that

Yeah, nine hours is way too long a drive for one night of fun. Guys wanna come to the Twin Cities for my fall equinox party?
__________________
He gave me a dollar. A blood-soaked dollar.
I cannot get the spot out but it's okay; It still works in the store
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 04:23 PM   #445 (permalink)
Wiki Mod
 
Weather Spotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Midland MI, USA
Posts: 2,042

Max - '14 Ford C-Max SEL
Thanks: 228
Thanked 304 Times in 210 Posts
Wink

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sven7 View Post
Hahaha chasing girls. Already doing that!

Guys I am going to do the boat tail as soon as possible. Just got paid today so maybe something will come of that

Yeah, nine hours is way too long a drive for one night of fun. Guys wanna come to the Twin Cities for my fall equinox party?
sure, if i can get a friend to come from Washington state
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-24-2012, 06:25 PM   #446 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Sven7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Warren, MI
Posts: 2,456

Boo Radley - '65 Ford F100
90 day: 13.28 mpg (US)
Thanks: 782
Thanked 664 Times in 407 Posts
I'd like a couple T-100's from Texas to show up too!

Just took a nap and dreamed about the boat tail. You know you're an aeromodder when...
__________________
He gave me a dollar. A blood-soaked dollar.
I cannot get the spot out but it's okay; It still works in the store
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 04:23 PM   #447 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Sven7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Warren, MI
Posts: 2,456

Boo Radley - '65 Ford F100
90 day: 13.28 mpg (US)
Thanks: 782
Thanked 664 Times in 407 Posts
Questions on the boat tail design. I remember posting this somewhere but can't find it.

The back of the Probe has a very short deck that angles slightly upward. The rear window exceeds the template but displays attached flow. I will be building the boat tail from the level of the lip and do not know what angle to start at.

When I asked last I recall someone saying to take that % of the template and lower it to the departure point. The deck cuts off at 40% of the template (about 15 deg), so I cut the template there and lowered the 15* line to the rear of the car. Is that correct? With a 15* angle from the belly pan the boat tail will come to a point at the 60% mark (~20 deg).

Thanks guys.

------------------------------------------------------------------

Updates on the car. I'm going to visit the junkyard to find some extra tail light connectors to splice the trailer lights onto. This should allow me to simply unplug the lights if needed and keep the original ones uncut and stock.

Going to pick up some quad sealed beam headlight buckets too if possible.

Still need more coroplast.

After lots of sketches and a little actual work I kind of finished the paint job yesterday by adding a crop circle of my own design. It is intended to display my location (Earth) and good intentions to passing spacecraft in LEO. It got some nasty overspray due to the stencil's incompatibility with the roof's compound curvature, but overall I like it.

Kind of mirrors the "blue marble" photo of the planet with swirling clouds over the oceans. The multiples of three represent balance and harmony (you know, with the spiritual switch to begin next solstice ).


Crop Circle by Tyler Linner, on Flickr
__________________
He gave me a dollar. A blood-soaked dollar.
I cannot get the spot out but it's okay; It still works in the store
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 04:26 PM   #448 (permalink)
Neutral is my favorite
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Niagara Falls, NY
Posts: 210

The Black Pearl - '03 Mercury Marauder 300A
Team Panther

Land Yacht - '08 Lincoln Navigator L Ultimate
90 day: 15.89 mpg (US)

Tank of Justice III - '97 Ford Crown Victoria HPP
Team Panther
90 day: 22.24 mpg (US)
Thanks: 49
Thanked 54 Times in 45 Posts
Paint job looks amazing! I like it!
Crop circles FTW!
Keep up the good work!

-ryan s.
__________________
1997 Ford Crown Victoria HPP- "Tank of Justice III" 192k - 578.9 miles on ONE tank
2003 Mercury Marauder- 58k, not so fuel efficient; #1,548 of 11,052
2008 Lincoln Navigator L - 166k (don't ask about mpg)

  Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 05:18 PM   #449 (permalink)
Wiki Mod
 
Weather Spotter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Midland MI, USA
Posts: 2,042

Max - '14 Ford C-Max SEL
Thanks: 228
Thanked 304 Times in 210 Posts
As for the angles, I am bad at Photoshop, can you overlay the template on a pic of your car then sketch you questions?
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 08-28-2012, 08:45 PM   #450 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Sven7's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Warren, MI
Posts: 2,456

Boo Radley - '65 Ford F100
90 day: 13.28 mpg (US)
Thanks: 782
Thanked 664 Times in 407 Posts
Sure. Hope you can make sense of this- I color coded it a bit.

yellow- "proper" template
blue- lowered template
pink- angle of departure



Am I taking too many liberties with the fruit Phil's labor?

__________________
He gave me a dollar. A blood-soaked dollar.
I cannot get the spot out but it's okay; It still works in the store
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com