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Old 07-23-2016, 12:48 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Very nice. Would love to see more pictures of your final attachment technique.

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Old 07-23-2016, 12:54 AM   #22 (permalink)
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When I get it all dialed completely in, I will get full pics of the skirt mounts, and the whole thing, in great detail... Right now, I keep breaking mounts off and bruising my thumbs when I try and push in the retaining pins to my rivets, so the skirts are on, and I'm hoping to not have to remove them until tire rotation, at which time I'll get out my Dremel tool (and more epoxy) and remedy the issue...
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Old 09-05-2016, 06:08 PM   #23 (permalink)
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I promised you guys pictures of my attachments, and I have finally delivered a write up on my wheel skirt attachment... I made some clips (from scrap metal banding that holds pallets of big plastic pipe together) in shape of a "U" with a 90* bend, and drilled a 9/32" hole on the flange(for a 1/4" rivet), and attached them to the fender lip with epoxy... For reinforcement, I used a 36" carpet bar, with holes drilled in for the rivets...



I attached the carpet bar to the inside of the bumper cover and rocker panel cover with one wood screw at each end, for easy removal in case of a flat tire...

I then cut a 20x36" sheet of coroplast to the shape and made mounting holes(it took a couple tries) and used my 1/4" nylon rivets to attach the skirts...



I need to make some more mounts, and cut new panels out, the pictured one contacted the tire due to a failed mount and rubbed a hole... But, regardless of how it looks, they work great... After I drilled the holes in the mounts a size larger, and added a hole in the carpet bar for additional riveting, they're stable(no vibration), and the rivets are easily removed with a flat screwdriver/installed with thumb...

Best part about this mod, is so far, it's cost me only $25...
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Old 09-05-2016, 10:08 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Well guys, I owe you some more pics... I got kinda excited after a fuel free garbage run(used a bike trailer to tow one garbage bag), and found some lug nut covers(the kind that hold on a stock hubcap) and ended up finishing my next project, smooth wheel covers, made from coroplast... I'll get pics tomorrow, in the light...
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Old 09-07-2016, 12:13 PM   #25 (permalink)
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Here's a pic of my smooth wheel covers... I used the lug nut covers that retained the factory hubcaps, and screwed my wheel covers to them... Sadly, I only had enough for three per wheel, but it seems to be holding well enough...



FE seems to be slightly up after the install... It takes just a little less load to cruise at 50/55mph, and from Weston to Glenville on US33, I averaged 48.2mpg indicated by the (still uncalibrated) UltraGauge, but from Glenville to Normantown(still going, didn't stop), my average dropped to 44.4 indicated...

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