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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 02-02-2009, 09:13 PM Thread Starter
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I got ahold of some sign material and redid my front bumper (it had cracked where some jersey hit me in the parking lot.) into one solid piece instead of 8 signs duct taped together. But it came in a 4X8 sheet and I still had a 4X6 sheet left, what to do?

Smoothness! The car is feels quieter at highway speeds, the only real noise at this point coming from the mirrors and the windshield. Hopefully this helps fuel range too. It will probably be minor though.

The only real downside is while this is some tought stuff, I dont know if its:

"I'm brucey and this is lesbaru and I can make it over that hill." tough. I'm probably going to end up tearing hte material, but doing a fully belly pan in 1/2 inch HPDE like I want to is just too expensive right now.

Also: Its not going to melt, shut up. I just drove everywhere and then let it idle for 20 minutes and the material wasnt even warm.

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Good idea. It's called corroplast and it's pretty tough stuff. I used to be a sign maker/silkscreen printer.
I used the back of an old stove for mine.

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Did both sides now and going to try to get ahold of more of the stuff then do the back.

Then I found some metal for a front skidplate (finally!) and It will be almost completely smooth all the way minus the exhaust route.
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if you're looking for materials, here's a tip.

if you see a major grocery story undergoing a complete remodel, keep an eye on the trash bins. usually there will be a roll off there, make friends with the construction guys and see what's there.

we used to throw away 5' + x 10' + stainless counters and 1/2"- 5/8" nylon cutting overlays at almost every store.

i cut one up and made a stainless underpanel for a rail and some other stuff.

they don't always redo the meat and deli dept's but if they do, there's usually a lot of that stuff there. some of the guys used to take all the aluminum and recycle it but the stainless and nylon was usually left behind.
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