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Old 09-12-2011, 12:45 PM   #81 (permalink)
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Have you tried the keep the front skirts more flush with the existing wheel opening?

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Old 09-12-2011, 10:58 PM   #82 (permalink)
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It's hard to do because the actual wheel openings poke out a bit. I could always cut them out more forward. Would that be wise?
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I can't tell quite from the photos -- do the front skirts protrude out from the car a little? Here's mine:



They only flare down low in front of the exposed tire, so they do not add to the frontal area.
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Yes they do. I like what you did there and might try it out.


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Old 09-13-2011, 06:21 PM   #85 (permalink)
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The Probes befor you

Just wanted to show these On topic Pictures:

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And who can forget this one:
It looks like they stuck the hatch glass from one of these on it:
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It's hard to do because the actual wheel openings poke out a bit. I could always cut them out more forward. Would that be wise?
Hard to tell.
You've added a bit of frontal area, but you've also covered more of the wheel opening.
If you can cover as much of the opening and keep it closer to the car body, that would help.
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Excellent MPG improvement! All that tape but not a couple of pieces over the rust holes in the doors?
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Slightly OT - fly this thread to Cuba Cars in films about the future always seem a let down - that slightly disguised Probe above for example. Its like the film studios spend fortunes on actors who can't act and special effects and then the basic props get as little spend as possible.

The Judge Dredd movie of 1995 had these rather neat looking vehicles in them - although not part of the action much.



which are based on this stallwart of the Brit army



but the rest of the movie was appalling - utter utter carp. You would think that with a new movie in the works they would try and make it more authentic to the original comic (which was enjoyed by me as a kid anyway). But now according to the new movie, the Judges protecting the law in Mega City One will be driving in naff matt black pickups.





Its like they can't be bothered. Anyway moan over - as you were This project is looking neat.
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Old 09-14-2011, 12:22 PM   #90 (permalink)
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have you thought about using fiberglass matte to make more permanent parts on on the front..it is fairly easy to use and not too expensive...just a thought...love what you have done so far...

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