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

Reply  Post New Thread
 
Submit Tools LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 01-11-2013, 04:12 PM   #201 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Big Dave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Steppes of Central Indiana
Posts: 1,313

The Red Baron - '00 Ford F-350 XLT
90 day: 27.99 mpg (US)

Impala Phase Zero - '96 Chevrolet Impala SS
90 day: 21.03 mpg (US)
Thanks: 0
Thanked 183 Times in 124 Posts
A rack & pinion may be easier to synchronize that four hydraulic cylinders.

__________________
2000 Ford F-350 SC 4x2 6 Speed Manual
4" Slam
3.08:1 gears and Gear Vendor Overdrive
Rubber Conveyor Belt Air Dam
  Reply With Quote
Alt Today
Popular topics

Other popular topics in this forum...

   
Old 01-11-2013, 08:03 PM   #202 (permalink)
ron
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: slo county ca.
Posts: 277

double eagles - '99 Dodge ram slt
Team Cummins
90 day: 19.48 mpg (US)
Thanks: 24
Thanked 17 Times in 16 Posts
that may be an electric worm drive lift system, that is what it sounds like to me anyway keeping hydraulic cylinders in sinc is possible using flow dividers, so it could be hyd. it just does not sound like it on my speakers
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 02:18 AM   #203 (permalink)
B.O. Zen
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 207

Pickup - '99 Toyota Tacoma 2wd, Regular Cab, Short Bed
90 day: 34.62 mpg (US)
Thanks: 130
Thanked 136 Times in 58 Posts
I got a bit more work done this week. On the structural side, I got the rear door framing glued/installed into the shell. this will all be fiberglassed in and will give me something to screw brackets for the rear door into.




And finally got the final coat of paint on the side panels for the bed extension. These are supposed to be factory color, but probably would match better if my truck hadn't been siting in the sun for the last 13 years... :P I'm pretty happy w/ how they came out, anyhow. Had to run a couple space heaters and open the door to the house w/ the heater blasting (before painting) to get the garage warm enough to work in.


I think I posted before that I had bought some rattle can factory color stuff locally. It has to be used with clear coat, and is pretty easy to spray. Most important is all the body-work and sanding done before-hand. Block-sand and primer over 9000 times and then wipe the surface down with tac cloth.

The color sprays on in a few coats... just have to make even passes and make sure to press the nozel down all the way to to get full force out of the can.

For the clear coat, start with at light coat, and then get progressively heavier with it, giving about ten minutes between coats. After a couple coats, it can be sprayed on heavy enough that the surface looks wet with it, and the paint will smooth together as it hardens.

This Video is really helpful:




__________________
  Reply With Quote
The Following 10 Users Say Thank You to a8ksh4 For This Useful Post:
2000neon (01-14-2013), aerohead (01-14-2013), BamZipPow (01-14-2013), ChazInMT (01-15-2013), HHOTDI (01-14-2013), HyperMileQC (01-29-2013), KamperBob (01-15-2013), MetroMPG (01-14-2013), slowmover (01-14-2013), Sven7 (01-15-2013)
Old 01-14-2013, 09:58 AM   #204 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Private
Posts: 282
Thanks: 2
Thanked 72 Times in 46 Posts
You can get some cool actuators from the JY. Convertibles and power seat adjusters. Worm drives.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-14-2013, 02:57 PM   #205 (permalink)
B.O. Zen
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 207

Pickup - '99 Toyota Tacoma 2wd, Regular Cab, Short Bed
90 day: 34.62 mpg (US)
Thanks: 130
Thanked 136 Times in 58 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by moorecomp View Post
You can get some cool actuators from the JY. Convertibles and power seat adjusters. Worm drives.
What's a "JY Convertible"?

This could be cool... if it's smooth enough to be easy to lift by hand, it shouldn't be difficult to stick a motor on it somewhere and power it up.
__________________
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 10:10 AM   #206 (permalink)
Aero Wannabe
 
COcyclist's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: NW Colo
Posts: 644

TDi - '04 VW Golf
TEAM VW AUDI Group
90 day: 53.89 mpg (US)
Thanks: 530
Thanked 165 Times in 129 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by a8ksh4 View Post
What's a "JY Convertible"?
Junk Yard perhaps?
__________________
60 mpg hwy highest, 50+mpg lifetime
TDi=fast frugal fun
https://ecomodder.com/forum/showthre...tml#post621801


Quote:
Originally Posted by freebeard View Post
The power needed to push an object through a fluid increases as the cube of the velocity. Mechanical friction increases as the square, so increasing speed requires progressively more power.
  Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to COcyclist For This Useful Post:
a8ksh4 (01-15-2013)
Old 01-15-2013, 01:19 PM   #207 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Private
Posts: 282
Thanks: 2
Thanked 72 Times in 46 Posts
Yes, junk yard.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 02:00 PM   #208 (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 665 Times in 408 Posts
Paint looks great!
__________________
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 01-15-2013, 09:46 PM   #209 (permalink)
Master EcoModder
 
freebeard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: northwest of normal
Posts: 17,560
Thanks: 4,739
Thanked 5,845 Times in 4,662 Posts
File this under 'Kids these days'.


I don't what they use. I'd go with electric screw jacks with some load balancing circuit so it doesn't bind up.
  Reply With Quote
Old 01-15-2013, 09:53 PM   #210 (permalink)
B.O. Zen
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Folsom, CA
Posts: 207

Pickup - '99 Toyota Tacoma 2wd, Regular Cab, Short Bed
90 day: 34.62 mpg (US)
Thanks: 130
Thanked 136 Times in 58 Posts
Ooo, that's pretty rad...

__________________
  Reply With Quote
Reply  Post New Thread


Thread Tools




Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions Inc.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.5.2
All content copyright EcoModder.com