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Old 03-23-2008, 01:13 PM   #21
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I used aluminum for my mods. The wheel skirts are aluminum threshold pieces that I scavenged. The belly pan I used patio screen doors for all the framing. The HAI is cheap dryer hose. The aluminum sheeting is vinyl siding trim coil.
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Old 03-30-2008, 02:06 PM   #22
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Anyone seen any bottles lately that look well shaped for use as NACA ducts, I swear I've seen something in the past that was damn close, but I can't remember what it was/is... been looking around in the stores and seeing stuff that's sort of near but too far off...
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Old 03-31-2008, 09:26 AM   #23
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When prototyping with cardboard, spray paint it. It will help stop the cardboard absorbing water and it can last a surprisingly long time this way, even in rain and snow. Body color paint often looks best, obviously.

Also, I have found that Wal-mart carries an outdoor or all weather duct tape or something like that. Holds incredibly well even in wet and cold. You will need goo-gone to remove the residue afterwards though.
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Old 04-01-2008, 09:09 AM   #24
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You can also drench cardboard in a water sealer like Thompsons. I poured some into a tray and dipped the cardboard pieces in. That way the interior corrugations get treated. You could try using posterboard or card stock treated that way. The downside is if you wanted to paint it, you have to wait at least week before doing so.
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:32 AM   #25
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These might not be 'everyday' objects, but these would be good to help complete a project. Fasteners and raw material for body panels and such.
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/p/1557...d-Plastic.html
http://www.speedwaymotors.com/m/4_Dz...ts.html?page=1
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Old 04-02-2008, 09:44 AM   #26
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Nice, those 1/4 turn fasteners look good for using for rear wheel covers/spats.
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Old 04-03-2008, 09:23 AM   #27
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Nice, those 1/4 turn fasteners look good for using for rear wheel covers/spats.
The flush jobbers look good for undertray mounting, perhaps if augmented by metal grommets through the Coroplast.
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Old 04-03-2008, 12:45 PM   #28
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I used some coroplast for grill blocking. Coroplast is what those political lawn signs are made of. It is made similar to card board but with plastic. I just epoxied it to the back of my grill.
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Old 04-15-2008, 11:30 PM   #29
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I like to use box tape to temporarily cover part of the grill, fog light openings, glass headlight lenses whenever we leave on a longer highway trip or cold weather. Its easy to remove, difficult to spot and any residue can be washed off with soap and water.
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Old 04-16-2008, 05:53 AM   #30
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How about a chair carpet protector used as a belly pan.
Justin (tjts1) was the first to find that the Volvo's have a major air flow problem between the differential and rear bumper. For those who haven't seen the carpet protector installed on his Volvo 960.
Justin posted this under Custom Undercarriage Mods

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