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Old 04-10-2010, 05:53 PM   #21
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even a small splitter made a huge difference on the highway, and on my car never scrapes at 11.75" ride height.
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even a small splitter made a huge difference on the highway, and on my car never scrapes at 11.75" ride height.
What differences did you notice?
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Old 04-10-2010, 06:13 PM   #23
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Thanks Trey.

Good to hear, spoolin. That's what I'm after.

I've been getting some guidance from Sav just now, looks like I'm going to mimic his design for Orion's car, birch plywood with aluminum tubing for support. Full-on Home Depot DIY job, or at least I hope to keep it that way.

Since it's going on a street car, I want to seal the wood grain for a smoother, "not wood" appearance. Suggestions?
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Old 04-11-2010, 10:14 PM   #24
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:32 AM   #25
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Thanks Effini.

Got my materials yesterday. Since this is going on a street car I'm thinking a 3" protrusion from the GV lip, and as wide as the tires so I can make spats. I also picked up sandpaper and Kilz, hoping to disguise the woodgrain.
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take pictures and/or make a write-up please.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:54 AM   #27
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I also picked up sandpaper and Kilz, hoping to disguise the woodgrain.
Don't hide the wood, embrace it. When I do mine, I will be getting a nice oak and putting a good varnish on it lol.
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Old 04-14-2010, 11:58 AM   #28
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I still want that bumper that Rob was talking about doing for the track guys... Sigh...
I'm dying to make this too. If work slows down, then this will be the first thing I do. Shouldn't be too hard as I can just use one the the racing beat bumpers as a starter and just add filler on top of it.
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I'm dying to make this too. If work slows down, then this will be the first thing I do. Shouldn't be too hard as I can just use one the the racing beat bumpers as a starter and just add filler on top of it.
No biggie man... I'm just glad work picked back up for you.
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You guys in Texas must not have any hills or sloping driveways.

I'm at 12" and there is only ~2" between the lip and the ground. Luckily the knock off is tough because I've buried it in the pavement a couple of times on uphill switchbacks and scooped some gravel with it going into a parking lot.
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Nothing like that here in TX - but I'll be in NC soon enough, we'll see how practical this is out there.

I'll be taking pics, Aflac. I already have one of the wood on top of my wagon.. I'm waiting for the GV lip to show up so I can trace it onto the wood and get started. Should be here Friday.
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I voted #1. Oh well.

You're going to have some fun on them NC roads.
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:49 PM   #33
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I hope so.

So I apologize if the following makes no sense, but I've been drinking since 5, it's 9:47 now.

What I plan to do is put the lip on the wood, and trace the outline of it, then move the lip back 3" and trace the back of it. That should give me the basic shape. Beyond that, I'm not too sure. Should the middle section extend further back than the bumper? In other words, if you liken the shape of the splitter to a muffin, should it just be the cap or should there be a stem, and if so how much? Back to the firewall?
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Old 04-15-2010, 11:51 PM   #34
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Oh and the width will be the same as the front tires. Not sure how to modify my tracing to match that and still have it look decent. Wing it?
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You want to mushroom it back as far as you can. The further back it goes, the more effective it is.
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I like! Going to do the same with the R-lip
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