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Old 04-28-2009, 11:00 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Underbelly clean up Phase II

I added a rear underbelly tray to my car yesterday. The blue area is the new part. It tucks up under my previous partial rear tray and covers a lot of area that was previously a mess. I will get a better photo of it up tomorrow.



Due to camera lens distortion the blue area looks smaller than it really is. I will eventually paint if black once I get it the way I want it.

Tomorrow I am going to make some more underbody trays to clean up some of the smaller areas. I am also going to install some wind deflectors in front of the wheels.

The goal is 50 mpg. Each small tweak should get me closer if I do it properly. I also want to eventually be able to run a 500 mile tank of fuel. My front belly pan project was well worth while and I should have started these additions a lot sooner.

I want my car to look stock so I'm keeping the rear wing. My yarn testing showed that it is actually functional. It provides downforce and a consistent edge for air to cleanly separate from the back of the car. I don't think that it is hurting my mileage much anyway since it is mostly a level surface.

Has anyone come up with a way to blend the seems around 80s style window trim and rain gutters? It is not practical for me to remove them. I will post a photo of the top of my A-pillar where it needs to be cleaned up. If you have any ideas let me know.

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Old 04-29-2009, 03:48 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Good work. Re: the window trim and rain gutters, i have no idea how to clean up that. Whatever it is, it'll have to be super tidy to not look silly. Best of luck!

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Phase III has begun as well. There are a lot of small areas to fill under the car still.

These are the wind deflectors that I have added in front of my rear wheels. They are modeled after the new Honda Civic's. I now have them at all 4 corners.


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