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Old 11-19-2010, 02:21 PM   #51
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

The calculated angle is 4.18?...

It's been said to keep it between 2.5? and 4?. I can drop the back end down to git it closer to 4?.

That rear section is 48" x 48"...

Time to go button up the sides...
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

The rear sides are done!







I know it's low and it will scrape various drives...but I'm sure it will find a happy medium!
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

You're planning to leave the sides hanging low, instead of tapering up to match the bottom piece? Would it make sense to taper them towards center, giving the vehicle a teardrop/kammback shaped underside?
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Wink Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

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You're planning to leave the sides hanging low, instead of tapering up to match the bottom piece? Would it make sense to taper them towards center, giving the vehicle a teardrop/kammback shaped underside?
I'm trying to git packed to git on the road to head up North. Don't have time to trim it back just right. Gonna let the road do that fer me.

The sides run along the frame so they basically go straight back. I can add some secondary fins later that would taper them to the center but at what angle?
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

Side view...
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Talking Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

Got the hinges on the back of the rear pan/diffuser so it can pivot when the suspension flexes...


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

From Houston to Ardmore, OK...23.18 mpg at 70mph. Last year I got 20.35 mpg at 70mph.

From Ardmore, OK to Wichita, KS...26.58 mpg at 65mph. Last year I got 20.49 mpg fer the same run at 70mph.
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

Zipties broke in Dallas on the way back home...lost the left side rear skirt. Took the right one off.

Made some new ones and put them on with one small modification. I used my custom frame brackets with the threads facing to the outside. I used those with some nuts/washers to keep the skirt on.

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

Took the camper top off and unloaded my gear from the bed. Rear end raised up about 3" higher. Diffuser was lowered back down to 4?. It's nice to have an adjustable diffuser.
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Re: T-100 belly pan and side skirts...

Fergot to mention my mileage on a quick run up North this past weekend.

22.95mpg going up (tailgate down)
25.53mpg coming back (tailgate up)

The rear window "umbrella" I had put on the cab roof served as a "ducktail" and seems to have provided an unseen bonus.

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