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Old 06-12-2006, 12:36 PM   #91
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I just saw this thread.

http://www.1989geometro.com/images/18.jpg

I have thought about doing someing like this. Key word "thought".

Talk about hevaly modified. WOW!
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:33 PM   #92
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Just want to say thanks for all the nice things you guys have been saying about my father’s Aero Car. And no he didn’t turn the car off while driving to get the 75mpg lol. And please don’t forget why we made the website, contact your Senators and tell them to turn up the heat on the automotive makers. We need more cars like this or we will all be riding the bus to work.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:35 PM   #93
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We need more cars like this or we will all be riding the bus to work.
Ugh...it would take me an hour to get to work by bus.
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Old 06-12-2006, 01:36 PM   #94
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Already PM'd you, but let me say again, WELCOME!
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Old 06-12-2006, 07:33 PM   #95
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Just want to say thanks for all the nice things you guys have been saying about my father?s Aero Car. And no he didn?t turn the car off while driving to get the 75mpg lol. And please don?t forget why we made the website, contact your Senators and tell them to turn up the heat on the automotive makers. We need more cars like this or we will all be riding the bus to work.
Yes. I think it's only a matter of time before they start being made. I don't see gas prices going any lower any time soon, which will have all sorts of inflationary effects and serve to increase the real price of fuel even higher.

Congratulations on the awesome car. It would be good if there was some more on how you went about fabricating the different parts of the car so that we might go down the same path, particularly the front wheel skirt.

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Old 06-12-2006, 09:02 PM   #96
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It would be good if there was some more on how you went about fabricating the different parts of the car so that we might go down the same path, particularly the front wheel skirt.
I agree. I was actually thinking that after all of my projects I might want to get a little car and make it really narrow. That would be an awesome project.
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I agree. I was actually thinking that after all of my projects I might want to get a little car and make it really narrow. That would be an awesome project.
Another option for the front wheel skirt might be to make it just like the back skirt, only add a hinge with a spring up near the top. You would then have to attach some sort of apparatus (probably metal rods) to whatever changes the direction of the wheel to steer it, such that it pushed the skirt out of the way before the wheel got there.

Otherwise, a front wheel skirt that goes out as far as it does would have to have a fastback portion on the rear side.
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:22 AM   #98
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Hawkgt67 (unsure on spelling), tried the hinged model and it flew off!
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Hawkgt67 (unsure on spelling), tried the hinged model and it flew off!
yeah I read that too. If it doesn't work on the first try then try it some more.
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Old 06-13-2006, 07:37 AM   #100
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I just think that the design is too prone to catching wind under it, and I have a feeling that even if it would stay flat I'd hit the off ramp or a curve in the highway and it'd go out and not stop. At 55mph it might take a piece of my fender with it.
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