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Old 04-09-2009, 12:21 PM   #21
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I got it from this site:

http://www.hemmy.net/2006/04/26/craz...ds-from-japan/

Some of those would DEFINATELY get you some looks!
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:29 PM   #22
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Thanks! Having a tough time finding closeup pictures, but I'll take your word for it and keep my eyes open the next time I'm in a parking lot. Nice to know the idea is viable. Could allow for a pretty aggressively low air dam. If I make it a little too long and it hits bumps frequently, presumably it will wear down to the correct length! I can use colored plastic, but I guess it would turn sort of grey with the scraping.




Basically there's 4 coil springs that feed through it on the ends. Then the ones on the left link together, as do the ones on the right. This lets the dam fold back if it rubs on something, but damn does it make a nasty noise coming back off (mom thinks that she should keep pulling forward until she hears the scraping noise for some reason).

Pretty cheap and easy. The dam shown is for a Saturn S series, they go for about $25 through the dealer.
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Maybe some inspiration can be taken from prior art...

http://www.blizzardsnowplows.com/plo...eltripedge.asp






I'm sure that, living in Vermont, you can get a close-up look at a trip-edge plow. Look for plows whose cutting edge is hinged. Other plows trip the whole blade, not just the edge, and dump their whole load of snow.
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Old 04-09-2009, 05:43 PM   #24
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That's great! GM's spring thing won't quite work all the way to the ground, but it could get me partway there. Definitely file this under "don't hold you breath", unfortunately. I just like the exploration of ideas.
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