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OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: jimc ()
Date: January 13, 2018 07:39AM

Here is a new DIY kit for Front Air Dam Lips and Side Aero Skirts, as best I understand the 2 minute segment on Performance TV Season 6 Episode 2, Part 2 this morning.

[allfitautomotive.com]

They offer three universal kits in different heights;
- Universal Fat Lip Kit; 30' x 3.5" for $75.00
- Universal Lip Kit, 30' x 1.5" for $45.00
- Universal Mid Lip Kit, 30'x 2.5" for $65.00

Available in six colors including black, white, red, pink, silver, and dark gray




I have not used the product, so just offering for those wanting a to fabricate a custom look.

It appears this material, self adhesive strips and some small brackets, could be used to create your own front air dam or side skirts, as well as, protect existing aero devices on modern cars.

Phil, I am not sure if this will stay on your salt flat car at 130mph+hot smiley

Jimc
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/13/2018 07:40AM by jimc.

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Re: OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: thewolfe ()
Date: January 13, 2018 08:19AM

I have that stuff on the front of my air dam. It looks decent but it is only for looks. The stuff is very flexible so I wouldn't count on it doing much as an air dam. It also does not go around a curve as well as that picture seems to show. The material twists and looks funny on the corners. I ended up redoing mine and cutting it into several pieces and gluing with weatherstrip cement to get the curves looking correct.

Nate Wolfe
Portland OR
65 Corsa 180

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Re: OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 13, 2018 08:41AM

I worked with a fellow years ago that drove a custom Chevy Van.
It had Black aero-side-skirts.
When I asked him where he got them he would just mumble some incoherent comment and change the subject.
Finally after enough persistence, he came out and told me.

He got them at . . . . > Home Depot < ! ! !

Yep, they were nothing more than Rubber Wall Base !
But, they did look good.

By the way Jimc, I do not see how this is "OT".

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Re: OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: jimc ()
Date: January 13, 2018 09:09AM

Nate, so you used the thinner 1.5", don't you think the 2.5 would be more rigid for side aero skirts. Either way not appropriate for Phil's salt car.

American Mel. Home Depot vinyl base cove moulding is $18 for 20 feet, try using - lawn edging material 20' for $9 and comes with it's own stake fasteners.winking smiley



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1965 Corsa
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CORSA 2017 Concours Senior Gold Award
AACA 2015 Award

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Re: OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: American Mel ()
Date: January 13, 2018 09:47AM

Thanks Jimc, but I'll have to pass on that.eye rolling smiley

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'67 Monza Vert. - PG, 140 Daily driver beater

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Re: OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 13, 2018 10:39AM

217 mph...so far..

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Re: OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: January 13, 2018 12:54PM

Matt, is Charles car a V-8? Must be at those speeds, or a 6-cyl Eco-Boost. Either way, too fast. I saw the pictures of his first car. It looked like it would fit in the bed of a pickup.

On the topic, I was told Arch Evans still makes custom air dams. I suppose side shirts would be easy for him.

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
1968 Monza Parts for now

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Re: OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 13, 2018 12:58PM

Bob... haven't you looked at the website? 406 N/A sbc

Charlie Friend's FAST Corvair!





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Re: OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: veverlove ()
Date: January 13, 2018 08:30PM

Damn, that was painful to see!!! Substantial "crumple zones" fore and aft!? sad smiley I will guess the driver made it out alive (or not?)? Roll cage to the rescue. Must have been one hell of a ride during the roll portion of that event! eye popping smiley

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Re: OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: MattNall ()
Date: January 13, 2018 08:40PM

veverlove Wrote:
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> Damn, that was painful to see!!! Substantial
> "crumple zones" fore and aft!? sad smiley I will guess the
> driver made it out alive (or not?)? Roll cage to
> the rescue. Must have been one hell of a ride
> during the roll portion of that event! eye popping smiley
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Full cage... He was fine... one pic shows him looking in the car afterwards!

Did you watch HIS video of a rear tire fail at 186?





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Re: OT- DIY Front Air Dam and Skirt Materials
Posted by: BobV66Vair ()
Date: January 14, 2018 09:57AM

I have seen that video. More than my old body could handle, forget about the money!

Bob Vinnacombe
Sandy, Oregon
1965 Corsa 140 stock
1966 Monza Soon to be race car
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