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Old 03-28-2006, 04:56 PM   #31
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Language is a tricky thing,

Language is a tricky thing, and it is easy to say things that seem quite insensitive. There may be no females on here regularly, but I know a few that have been through such and event and I know their feelings well when it is joked about or trivialized.
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Old 03-28-2006, 05:07 PM   #32
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Agreed. We should all be

Agreed. We should all be sensitive to the language that we use in our posts.

I recently went through a new ethics course that is mandatory for all Eaton employees. The main takeaway was to ask youself, "what would your mother think". It seems that the same approach would work with the language that we use in our posts.
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Old 04-01-2006, 04:53 AM   #33
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Last night I was able to

Last night I was able to complete the first paret of the underbelly pan. It ended up being easier than I thought. I took one of the 4 2x8 sheets and covered from the front bumper to the front of the rear wheel well on the drivers side. Today the passenger side and if I have time, the rear. I was able to drive around for awhile yesterday and nothing fell off! I will try to take pics today.

Maybe Sunday I will make a new grille block and rear wheel skirts.
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Old 04-01-2006, 09:31 AM   #34
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Show us, Dan! I wonder how

Show us, Dan! I wonder how you did it...self tapping screws?
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If you can, please get

If you can, please get photos of them!

With the right aero mods, there is no question about you getting into the 70 mpg range.

Not to mention, with the right gearing, you'd have a wicked high top speed.


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I just now saw photos of the installation of your bellypan.

It appears far easier than I thought it would be.

What I intend to do is start with cardboard, then use that to properly cut either sheetmetal or fiberglass the shapes.

Cloroplast works well from what I hear, but given how fast my EV will become in a few years(as money allows), I'll need something that won't ripple at 140+ mph. Chloroplast probably wouldn't work well for that application.
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I just now saw photos of the installation of your bellypan.

It appears far easier than I thought it would be.

What I intend to do is start with cardboard, then use that to properly cut either sheetmetal or fiberglass the shapes.

Cloroplast works well from what I hear, but given how fast my EV will become in a few years(as money allows), I'll need something that won't ripple at 140+ mph. Chloroplast probably wouldn't work well for that application.
I agree that you might need something sturdier at 140MPH. But for normal driving, coroplast will work fine. Coroplast has incredible tensile strength so as long as you secure all ends well, it aint goin nowhere. But at 140 it will prolly ripple. Another property of coroplast along with strength and sound deadening is that it is extremely lightweight. I would guess that I added 5-10 lbs to my car which is less than the interior pieces in my trunk, which I have removed already.

For anyone opting to use coroplast, you might want to pass on the cardboard template step. I found that coroplast is so easy to work with that templates were not needed.


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I finally added Coroplast

I finally added Coroplast underbody panels to my car and also used the aluminum roof flashing to cover the exhaust system where it was potentially too hot to install Coroplast. Set up air intakes at the front of the exhaust tunnel and the exhaust tunnel empties out in front of the right rear wheelwell. I also smooth-caulked the body seams on the front, sides and top of car. And then this afternoon I added permanent grill blocks. Still on the table for future installation are rear wheelwell skirts, smooth wheel covers, and wheel spoilers. The car coasts a lot better than it used to and I got close to 72MPG on my last tank even though the panels were only installed for the last 70 miles of the tank.
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photos, basjoos?

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Yes , Photos! And great tank by the way!
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