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Old 11-09-2010, 05:04 PM   #41
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

I was thinking about building a frame fer the rear pan but now that I have the majority of the belly pan supported and the cross members in, I should be able to fasten/attach 2 sheets of 4mm coroplast together with the correct slope and make it frameless.

I will still have to put a strip of aluminum flashing as a heat shield on the rear pan though...

This should make the rear pan as lightweight as possible and I should be able to attach with some simple pins at the front and rear attachment points. This will allow me to easily remove it to git to my spare tire when I need to...
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:09 PM   #42
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

Added in the flare outs to the side skirts. This will eventually provide the front support fer the wheel skirts.

I still have to pop rivet them together...

Back view...


Front view...
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Old 11-15-2010, 04:11 PM   #43
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

As always, looks great.

Why are you using pop rivets? Steel stud screws are much quicker/easier to install, remove, and reuse...although they won't work where you need them to be flush, of course.
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As always, looks great.

Why are you using pop rivets? Steel stud screws are much quicker/easier to install, remove, and reuse...although they won't work where you need them to be flush, of course.
The pop rivets are only fer the flare outs...everything else has screws or bolts.
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

Got my "Z" brackets fabbed (reused my "L" brackets that I had previously used on the body mounts) and installed...almost ready to put on the rear pan...

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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

Rear pan is another step closer...

Brackets in a swept position...


Rear frame done...just need to skin it and attach to the rear cross member.
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

More progress...almost done!!

Frame fer the rear axle pan completed...


Top of the skinned pan...


Bottom of the skinned pan...


Side view installed...


Rear view installed...


I already have the rear pan/diffuser parts cut. I just have to make 6 more cuts so I can box the frame in...then I can put the skin on that and mount it on the truck!

I'm so close...I can taste it!
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Old 11-18-2010, 11:00 AM   #48
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

Are you ready? I'm almost done...

Top of rear pan...


Bottom of rear pan...


Skinned...



A quick tie to my custom brackets...


Side view...


Gonna take it out fer a quick drive and see how much stuff I can hit...
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

The metal springs didn't work...too much binding. Tried some coiled springs...they were too long. So I went with bungee cord fer now...

Here we go...

Hinges fer the rear axle pan...


Crossbeam on top of the truck frame...


Went with eye bolts and bungee cords fer now...


Smooth...


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Rear quarter shot...


I still have to button up the sides but I don't have to worry about the belly pan fer now.
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

Awesome! This is really a great thread and a great build. I'm looking forward to hearing some new numbers on you MPG gains!
Also, raising that rear section higher than the middle section should be providing you with SOME net downforce. I wonder what impact the angle of that last section might eventually have on FE. I guess I'd angle it to how much load was in the back... Angled up higher with greater down force for an empty truck, maybe flat across for hauling a load? (or even lower for increased lift?)

I look at this thread everyday. Very impressed. Keep it up!
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