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#1 Convette

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:15 PM

So with all this splitter stuff I finally got around to building mine.  Yes its ply wood, as it sits I have about $26 and about 4hrs.   Just need to finish painting and bolt it up.  I'm going to try a bunch of new aero enablers in the next few weeks.  I like going fast and I want to stick.

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This is bolted to the front x member, and the frame rails with plent adjustment, also hidden behine the air damn.  I can also adjust it forward or back for more function.  Still to finish painting and bolt it up..





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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:21 PM

I can dig it, looks pretty well thought out, part splitter, part flat bottom. You might consider bracing the wood though, it's very likely to deform and possibly shatter at speed.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:34 PM

I like it.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 01:48 PM

Undertray too! Dont worry about plywood it has been used before with good result. You plan on doing the whole underside? I would brace the front though like dymer said. Cheap and affective.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:23 PM

yeah I'm prolly going to do 2 more attach points for a little extra strenth out near the wheels, and some light weight bracing.  I do plan on flatting out the whole underside eventually.  I have to start working on the rear of the car... diffuser time.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:26 PM

Did you know Jesus was a carpenter?

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 02:53 PM

Ask the guys on Top Gear what happened when they did that! It may have been planned out to catch fire just for the show. It was on one of the cars Jeremy was driving.
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:07 PM

Make sure you put some sort of water sealant. Would suck to see that just split open. Aside that, looks pretty good. Funny how you're using wood, and have a vette motor. Vette floors are wood :)
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:23 PM

I'd just keep the block of wood that holds it up......it seems sturdy :)


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Posted 23 April 2012 - 03:50 PM

I do plan on flatting out the whole underside

....... so you are saying it would be better on a Flatty?  :P   i see that welding helmet back there, how do you weld plywood ? :lol:
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:04 PM

sweet wood grain finish

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 04:58 PM

Cool John...
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 07:25 PM

Thats the style for the drifters in texas. Looks good!
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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:09 PM

Not another Air Splitter post :(

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:15 PM

Make sure you do the proper strength tests!

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 08:52 PM

I'll see if I can find a 100lb asain guy to step on it when it's on Lol.  This is much cheaper right now, I am looking into carbon eventually..but if I crash, its only an $18 loss.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:42 PM

View PostConvette, on 23 April 2012 - 08:52 PM, said:

I'll see if I can find a 100lb asain guy to step on it when it's on Lol.  This is much cheaper right now, I am looking into carbon eventually..but if I crash, its only an $18 loss.

I'm about 100 lbs...not Asian though. But I'll test it for you for a case and some plane tickets. :P

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 09:58 PM

If you have some room on the top side, maybe some aluminum angle "iron" would help keep it from bending.

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Posted 23 April 2012 - 10:56 PM

You really should be able to stand on it though.  My room mate had a splitter on his RSX, and it shattered at about 75-80mph on the track.

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Posted 24 April 2012 - 01:38 AM

View PostCaliber308, on 23 April 2012 - 08:09 PM, said:

Not another Air Splitter post :(

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Not another "not another" reply in a post where you could other wise ignore it if you don't like it. I think its pretty sweet myself.

Edited by JohnnyWadd, 25 April 2012 - 02:33 PM.





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