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Old 07-31-2008, 01:34 PM   #151 (permalink)
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Old 08-02-2008, 08:27 PM   #152 (permalink)
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You can count me as one ready to buy. Paypal and ground shipping to California should make it a cheap and easy transaction. It looks freakin' cool so far!
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Well, I'm telling anyone who will listen: the easiest way to do this is a sheet of plastic (ABS?). Since there aren't really any compound curves in this shape, that's the most sensible approach. I'll happily make a pattern people can use to quickly make the same thing I'm spending too much time on...

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Old 08-03-2008, 10:30 PM   #154 (permalink)
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Spent several hours working on the Kammback today. The sides & tops are smooth, and the finishing work on the trailing edge should be done tomorrow. Remaining: the finishing work on the forward edge, and paint.

I'd take some pics, but the thing still pretty much looks like it did in the last photos I posted.
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Old 08-03-2008, 10:42 PM   #155 (permalink)
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Spent several hours working on the Kammback today. The sides & tops are smooth, and the finishing work on the trailing edge should be done tomorrow. Remaining: the finishing work on the forward edge, and paint.

I'd take some pics, but the thing still pretty much looks like it did in the last photos I posted.
Cool I am happy you are still making progress, can't wait to see it under some paint. I believe it is actually going to look like it came that way, all your mods look so factory.
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Old 08-04-2008, 09:57 PM   #156 (permalink)
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Holy moly! No pressure. Let me diffuse some of the expectations: it's not going to be perfect!

Spent some time working on the leading edges this evening. Got them nicely trimmed and started on the finishing work.

I did make one fairly big mistake overall: When I initially trimmed the edges, it opened up the cardboard sandwich to the elements. With the amount of rain we've had, the cardboard has wicked in some moisture. The result is a couple of spots are noticeably softer. The corrugation has gone mushy.

Not that this thing was ever going to be terribly strong - it would not survive a goat walking on it.

People: just use a piece of ABS when you make yours!
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:10 AM   #157 (permalink)
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Have you ever tuff tested your rear wheel skirts or your front grill block ?
Yes, though it was one of my first tests, so it's not as rigorous as some of the later ones (not a proper A-B-A comparison).

See: Testing grille blocking & wheel skirts: +5.7% improvement - MetroMPG.com
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Holy moly! No pressure. Let me diffuse some of the expectations: it's not going to be perfect!


People: just use a piece of ABS when you make yours!
No pressure from me just saying I like your mods look clean.

ABS sounds easier/cheaper but fiberglass painted would look a lot better. I am glad you went fiberglass direction, helps me get over my fear of it.

Thanks for posting this would not have known otherwise about doing something like this.
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Old 08-06-2008, 08:54 PM   #159 (permalink)
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I see I'm proving my "SLOW" user title. It's been over a month since I started on this! Crud.

Anyway, first primer coat tomorrow. Yay, milestones.
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Old 08-06-2008, 09:27 PM   #160 (permalink)
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pics?!?! I only open this thread to look for photoz, haven't actually read any of it

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