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Old 04-30-2006, 04:05 PM   #41
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wow! that looks great.

wow! that looks great. Almost factory.
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Old 04-30-2006, 04:21 PM   #42
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I agree... that looks

I agree... that looks awesome. Makes me drool a little.
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Old 04-30-2006, 04:23 PM   #43
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OK so where is the DIY? Id

OK so where is the DIY? Id like to order a set for the Del Sol. Do you take Paypal?
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Old 04-30-2006, 04:28 PM   #44
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Yes very nice indeed. How

Yes, very nice indeed. How many hours you put into that? I noticed in the pics that you still have your mud flaps on. If you took them off wouldn't that help with the drag also?
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OK so where is the DIY? Id like to order a set for the Del Sol. Do you take Paypal?
I'm with this guy. How'd you match the paint? DIY it, brotha!
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Old 04-30-2006, 04:36 PM   #46
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i'll do the DIY when i'm

i'll do the DIY when i'm completely finished.
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:04 PM   #47
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That grill block is

That grill block is ghetto.

The side skirts look nice. How are they held on? Velcro?
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:08 PM   #48
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yup, velcro. i decided

yup, velcro. i decided against drilling thru the sheet metal for fasteners because of rust concerns. i prob could have sealed it properly, but i have a bad habit of doing things the hard way.
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Old 04-30-2006, 06:20 PM   #49
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Re: Yes very nice indeed. How

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Yes, very nice indeed. How many hours you put into that?
enough that several times i stopped and thought... man, i'm putting way too many hours into this...

including making the prototype/mockup, i'd say probably 3 or 4 hrs. and i have another hr -ish to go to finish the driver's side.

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yup. absolutely right. but...

1) the rears serve as a handy attachment point for the skirts, saving having to form a more complex shape at the trailing edge to meet the bumper. so there's that functional reason. plus,

2) it's a black car and gets dirty fast. i decided to make this concession to vanity over aero in order to keep crud off the doors, rockers & rear bumper.

3) they're narrow - barely wider than the tires (155's). though i was sorely tempted to get the big ones with the chrome naked lady silhouette...
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I like how you did them

I like how you did them wheel skirts. I don't like the velcro, BUT it still does look very slick.

I bet when you finally finish all possible aeromods, you'll be getting 75 mpg... in AMERICAN gallons.
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