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Old 11-14-2006, 10:49 AM   #21
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THey actually don't look that bad. Hopefully they make a difference.
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Old 11-14-2006, 11:08 AM   #22
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Awesome. No reason they shouldn't help.

That swoopy character line along the side of the car is screaming to be integrated into the skirts somehow. Maybe in the cabon fiber version
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Awesome. No reason they shouldn't help.

That swoopy character line along the side of the car is screaming to be integrated into the skirts somehow. Maybe in the cabon fiber version
I was thinking something in a similar vein so I stole lovemysan's picture and modified it like so :



In the example above you would two-tone the wheel-skirt to have matching paint. Hmmmmm, maybe have "blackout" wheel covers all around to finish the look?!?!?!?!

I think from a distance this would look good but up close, with the "bow out" of the skirt, I don't know if the swoopy line would still look continuous as opposed to "bumpy" on each end. Then again, looking at previous close-up pictures, the place where the swoopy line is would be less bowed out, so the break in the line on each end would not be too extreme.

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Hey thanks cf! I kinda like it. Makes it look kinda like an old french car to me. You guys are overloading the idea bank. Your laying down some serious challenge for me. A body line may be possible in the glass version, it would look bang up neat.
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I think I'd go full body colour for the whole skirt, but that's just me.
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Full body color would look so much better if you get that body line right.
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you should be able to cold forge aluminum, altho from the little expermentation that I've done with sheat stock, it's really hard to make it look good once you start pounding on it unless you have a broad faced slightly convex hammer, and something soft (like wood) to pound on, I have also seem some vauge instructions in hootroding books on pressing your own shapes out of aluminum sheat useing plywood dies, and a press, and I would think that would be the ideal way to go, and then make a few sets to sell to others with simaler cars, (would be easiest with more commen cars like civic hatchbacks, and geos) but once you have a mold, you might as well make use of it, right?
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you should be able to cold forge aluminum, altho from the little expermentation that I've done with sheat stock, it's really hard to make it look good once you start pounding on it unless you have a broad faced slightly convex hammer, and something soft (like wood) to pound on, I have also seem some vauge instructions in hootroding books on pressing your own shapes out of aluminum sheat useing plywood dies, and a press, and I would think that would be the ideal way to go, and then make a few sets to sell to others with simaler cars, (would be easiest with more commen cars like civic hatchbacks, and geos) but once you have a mold, you might as well make use of it, right?
Back home in TN, my family owns a fiberglass production facility. My younger brother has chop mat, flat stock and resin, all in large quantities. Since I can get the stuff free and it ain't brain surgery I'll probably be making some very nice quick release wheel skirts. Possibly with a body line. When I get it all done I'm going to have the front,rear bumper painted along with the wheel skirts and whatever else I end up doing.
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Full body color would look so much better if you get that body line right.
Is this closer to what you mean?



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Is this closer to what you mean?



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